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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.


 NONPF is pleased to announce that the following individuals were elected in the 2016 election:

President-elect:  Lorna Finnegan, UIC

  Shannon Idzik, Univ of MD

Board Member
:  Jeanne Cartier, U of LA Lafayette; Carol Thompson, U of KY; and Andrea Wolf, U of DE

Nominating Committee:
  Loureen Downes, FL GCU; and Virginia Hass, U of CA Davis

Statements & Releases:

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

NONPF joins nursing groups in educational response to combat opioid use disorder - see News Release.

New!  Background paper "Transitioning to a Seamless, Integrated DNP NP Curriculum."

See Statements Page for recent DNP statements and other statements on a variety of topics. 

The 42nd Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, brought together 700 NP educators.  Do you miss Seattle already?  You can relive some of the meeting through these pictures!   Reserve April 19-23, 2017, for the next annual meeting in Washington, DC.  

The NONPF Special Topics Conference will be held November 17-19 in Crystal City, VA.  Details will be available in summer 2016.

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

New!  NONPF Faculty Practice Toolkit (2016)

Faculty Practice Statement (2015)

Faculty Workload White Paper (2015) 

NONPF recognized MJ Henderson with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out the recipients of the 2016 Annual Recognition Awards!    NONPF accepts nominations in January each year in consideration for these awards to recognize the outstanding educator, researcher, policy person, faculty practice, and more at the annual conference. 

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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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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