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National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

1615 M Street, NW, Ste. 270

Washington, DC 20036

Tel:  (202) 289-8044

Fax: (202) 289-8046

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 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 has achieved broad recognition for its leadership role in developing and maintaining NP educational resources.  First released in 1990 and subsequently updated in 1995, 2000, 2002, and 2006, the NONPF domains and core competencies for NP practice have provided guidance to curriculum development across NP programs.  NONPF has also led the development of entry-level competencies for NP specialty practice and of national guidelines for NP educational programs.  These seminal documents support the preparation of highly qualified health professionals.

NONPF provides valuable resources and enhances the promotion and tenure of NP faculty.


 The NONPF Special Topics Meeting - "Pushing the Envelope in NP Education" -  will be held in Arlington, VA on Dec 3-5, 2015. 

Registration for this interactive forum has now closed.

New! The NONPF Board releases a new statement about the DNP degree and NP education.  Read the 2015 statement.

See Statements Page to view statements on topics such as acute and primary care NP practice, independent practice, post-graduate education, and much more.  

Make plans today to join NONPF for the 42nd Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, April 13-17, 2016. 

Conference Registration will open in December.

Make your room reservations today!

NONPF is providing an Ebola Resource Information page for nurse practitioner educators interesting in accessing ebola-related information.


Check out the Current Issues page for information about the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.

The NP Core Competencies Curriculum Content  document is now available. In a format like the 2013 Population Focused Competencies, this document delineates suggested curriculum content for the NP core competencies.

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

New!  Faculty Practice Statement (2015)

New!  Faculty Workload White Paper (2015)

 NONPF congratulates the recipients of the  2015 Annual Recognition Awards. Nominations for the next cycle of awards will be February 1.

ACA Implementation - See information and resources for faculty, students, and patients.  See the ACA resource page.

The Call for Nominations has now closed.   Candidates for President-elect, Treasurer, Board Members, and Nominating Committee members will be announced soon.

The second edition of the Preceptor Manual is now available!  Visit the NONPF store for details.






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