Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Related Statements
Statements and Papers on a Variety of Topics
| Considerations for Evaluation Criteria and NP Clinical Education
|| NONPF convened a special conference in November 2013 to bring NP educators together for dialogue about the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs and the challenges for NP clinical education. Read the Executive Summary.
| Nurse Practitioner Perspective on Education and Post-Graduate Training
| The Nurse Practitioner Roundtable, a collaborative of AANP, GAPNA, NAPNAP, NONPF, and NPWH, released on May 6, 2014, a statement that offers evidence-based guidance on post-graduate training opportunities.
|Independent Practice and the Certified Nurse Practitioner
||Members of the NONPF Curricular Leadership Committee developed this statement to outline the major issues related to independent practice by the certified nurse practitioner (CNP) and to highlight recommendations to help NP faculty members and policy makers in determining the model of care that maximizes the CNP role. The NONPF Board of Directors approved this as an organizational white paper in 2013.
Acute Care and Primary Care Certified Nurse Practitioners
A statement developed by a multi-organizational work group to give guidance to employers of acute care and primary care certified nurse practitioners. Released in 2013
In 2012, NONPF had released an updated statement related to primary care and acute care issues from the NP educator perspective. A multi-organizational work group was formed after the initial release of this statement to address the issues in a collective approach.
|NP Specialization Statement
||During the April 2006 business meeting, the NONPF
membership approved the NONPF Statement on NP Specialization. The NONPF
Board of Directors prepared this statement initially during the
development of a national consensus statement to identify
recommendations regarding APRN regulation, specialization, and
sub-specialization. The NONPF Board of Directors feels strongly that for
regulation purposes NP specialization must be at the broad level with
the opportunity for specialization to enhance care. The final Consensus
Statement on APRN Regulation does introduce a model for APRN regulation
that is congruent with the views of NONPF as presented in this
| Clinical Evaluation of APN/NP Students
| The NONPF Board approved this statement in April 2003.
The Educational Standards and Guidelines Committee developed the
statement to reaffirm the organizational commitment to maintaining the
standard of faculty observation of the NP student’s clinical performance
with patients. The statement also identifies recognized methods for