This page provides information on NONPF policy activities and priorities, as well as other general health policy activities of relevance to NP education, practice, and research.
NONPF & Policy Activities
NONPF is pleased to be part of a collaborative with the American
College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) and the National Association of
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) to advance the interests of nurse
practitioners. The collaborative is represented by Dave Mason of Mason
Consulting LLC in advocacy activities. NONPF's involvement in this
collaborative is primarily to help inform and shape policy initiatives
of relevance to our members. Drs. Nancy Ridenour and Eileen O'Grady
represent NONPF on the Joint Steering Committee for the collaborative.
NONPF is also a member organization of the NP Roundtable.
This collaborative includes ACNP, NAPNAP, the American Academy of NPs
(AANP), the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses of America (GAPNA),
and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
(NPWH). The NP Roundtable has been collaborating for several years to
advance common policy agenda items and to respond in a unified manner to
NONPF also is part of the Nursing Community, a forum that focuses broadly on policy issues for nursing, including Title VIII appropriations.
For over 10 years, NONPF has had a collaborative agreement with the
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to collect data
jointly on NP enrollment and graduations. These data are useful to
NP Enrollment and Graduation Data
The 2015-2016 NP enrollment and graduation data collected jointly by
the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and
the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) show 20,616 new NP graduates. See the NP-specific data tables from the data report, 2015-2016 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing.
The Health Resources and Services Administration releases reports and
resources of interest to nursing and nurse practitioners. Recent
releases include the following:
In January 2013, the Nurse Practitioner Roundtable compiled a Bibliography
of Articles & Reports Relevant to Quality, Outcomes, Access, &
Patient Satisfaction of Nurse Practitioner Services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on
July 30 the selection of 5 sites to participate in the Graduate Nursing
Education (GNE) Demonstration to support the clinical training of
advanced practice registered nurses (APRNS). The five awardees are Duke
University Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Hospital, Rush University Medical
Center, and Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center.
CMS will provide reimbursement to the five hospitals for the
reasonable cost of clinical preparation of additional APRN students
receiving training as a result of the GNE Demonstration. These hospitals
must partner with accredited schools of nursing and non-hospital
community-based care settings. Payment will be calculated on a
per-student basis, comparing previous enrollment levels in APRN training
programs with enrollment under the demonstration.
The schools participating in the demonstration with the selected hospitals all have NP programs:
Arizona: Arizona State University; Grand Canyon University; North Arizona University; University of Arizona
Illinois: Rush University
North Carolina: Duke University
University; Gwynedd-Mercy College; LaSalle University; Neumann College;
Temple University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of
Pennsylvania; Villanova University; Widener University
Texas: Prairie View
A&M University; Texas Woman's University; University of Texas
Medical Branch; University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Read the CMS Announcement for details on the demonstration program.
The GNE Demonstration Project was included in the Patient Protection
Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148). The law stipulates that the
participating hospitals must enter a partnership and contract with one
or more schools of nursing and two or more non-hospital, community-based
care settings. The reimbursement can only be used for the costs of
clinical training for an increased number of APRN enrollments.
NONPF, AACN, AANA, ACNM, ACNP, AANP, NACNS, AONE, AAN, and AARP
worked collaboratively in recent years to support the deveopment of the