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2016 Special Topics Conference - Readiness for Practice: Defining Progress Indicators

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National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

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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 2016 Special Topics Conference will be held November 17-19th in Crystal City, VA.

Registration is now open.

Make plans today to join us for Readiness for Practice:  Defining Progress Indicators, a highly interactive conference focusing on progress indicators.

Registration closes 11/10 or when space is full.

Statements & Releases:

2016 5th Edition of the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs is now available.

Join NONPF on Thursday, October 13th at 2:30pm Eastern for our Webinar Reviewing the 2016 Criteria of Evaluation for NP Programs, the 5th Edition.  Registration has now closed.

New!  Background and white papers to support the DNP transition.  Topics include academic practice partnerships, the DNP NP clinical scholar, transitioning to the seamless integrated DNP NP curriculum, and the benefits of faculty practice partnerships.  All papers are available on the NONPF Statements and Papers page.

The Call for Abstracts system is now open for the 43rd Annual Meeting, April 19-23, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Until October 24, NONPF is accepting abstract submissions for podium, poster, workshop, and symposia presentations.  As well, NONPF accepts submissions for armchair discussions.  All abstracts undergo blind, peer review in consideration for acceptance.  Presenters will be notified of acceptance by December 15.

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

NONPF Business Plan Template (2016) to support transition to the DNP

Join NONPF on Wednesday, October 26th  at 3pm Eastern for Transitioning from Post-BSN to DNP:The Business Plan.  This webinar, will discuss how to use the new Business Plan Template.

New!  NONPF Faculty Practice Toolkit (2016)

Faculty Practice Statement (2015)

Faculty Workload White Paper (2015) 

NONPF is pleased to announce that the Call for Nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors is now open.  If you are interested, or know of someone that would fill one of the vacant positions, please complete and return the nomination form by close of business on December 1, 2016. 

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.

Coming soon - the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Primary Care NP Competencies for public comment.  Final version due out in summer 2016  

The NP Core Competencies Curriculum Content  and the other Population Focused Competencies documents are available from the NP Competencies Resource Page.

Visit the NONPF store to locate publications available from NONPF.






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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Primary Care NP Competencies (2016)
NP Competencies
(core and population-focused)
Curriculum (DNP templates and toolkit, population health framework, oral health toolkit, and more)
Evaluation Criteria
APRN Consensus Model
NONPF Statements & Papers (including focus on DNP)
Faculty Practice & other Faculty Resources -  (login)




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