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National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

1615 M Street, NW, Ste. 270

Washington, DC 20036

Tel:  (202) 289-8044

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

The leader in quality nurse practitioner education

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) is the only organization specifically devoted to promoting high quality nurse practitioner (NP) education at the national and international levels.  Starting in 1974 as a small group of educators meeting to develop the first NP curriculum guidelines, NONPF has evolved as the leading organization for NP faculty sharing the commitment of excellence in NP education.  Today, the organization represents a global network of NP educators.

NONPF recognizes that NPs provide a significant amount of care and that the education of NPs must be strong, relevant and innovative.  To this end, NONPF has continually provided support to educators through establishing competencies, methods of evaluation and by working with partner organizations to achieve excellence in NP education.  In addition, NONPF has worked on behalf of members to review, analyze and influence policy decisions that impact NP education and practice. 

We welcome you to explore our many resources and if you are not already a member, to become a member of NONPF. 




What a successful Giving Campaign! Thank you to the members and friends of NONPF who donated. A special acknowledgement to our 79 Inagural Founder's Circle Members and the donors who contributed $1000 or more. We are pleased to announce that over 80% of NONPF Presidents supported this year's Giving Campaign. The funds will continue to support the NONPF Leadership Institutes. Read More Here!

2016 5th Edition of the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Primary Care NP Competencies

NONPF Faculty Practice Toolkit

NONPF Business Plan Template                                 

Transitioning to a Seamless, Integrated DNP NP Curriculum

Visit the NONPF store to locate publications available from NONPF.

Purchase the Leading Quality NP Program: A Guide for Program Directors



2017 NONPF Fall Special Topic Conference
DNP as Entry to Practice: Building a Shared Vision to Transform NP Education

November 30 and December 1, 2017 

Hyatt Bethesda, MD


2018 NONPF Annual Conference
Steering NP Education Toward the Future

April 18-22, 2018 
JW Marriott Indianapolis, IN


Faculty Resources

A variety of tools and materials to support the faculty role.  See the resources page for Members only.

HRSA has many resources available.  Click this link  HRSA information and a menu of information will be available to select for the most up to date information from HRSA. 

AHRQ offers continuing education modules on a range of topics.  These topics can be found on the AHRQ link.  

Update on Policy and News

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has issue briefs about legislative proposals to replace the ACA.  The current brief analyzes the Bill Rep. Tom Price, the nominee for Secretary of HHS.  Click on KFF Policy Brief to see the brief.

Proposed legislation to replace the ACA have potentially significant implications for Medicare.  The KFF has also done a side-by-side comparison of the bills impact.  Click here to access the Medicare impact.

US News and World Report has ranked nurse practitioner as #2 best job as well as best job in health care.  Dentistry was #1 and physician assistant was #3.  This will likely increase interest in being an NP.

Gallup Poll reported for 2017 that nurses were again rated the highest of any profession for honesty and ethical standards.  Gallup included nurses in their survey in 1999 and have been highest on the list since then (17 of 18 years) with the exception of firefighters being rated the highest following 9-11 with nurses 2nd that year.  

The NONPF Bylaws have recently been updated.  Thank you to the Bylaws Committee and the members for taking part of the review process.   







NONPF Board of Directors


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NP Competencies
(core and   population-focused)

Curriculum (DNP templates and toolkit, population health framework, oral health toolkit, and more)

APRN Consensus Model

NONPF Statements & Papers (including focus on DNP)

Faculty Practice & other Faculty Resources -  (login)



The gateway to resources and links for NP preceptors


  Find new Faculty Position  Announcements


Access NONPF publications in the online store