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NONPF Webinar Series Continues

Join NONPF for a Learning-Paced Webinar:  Pharmacogenemics and Clinic Practice:  Ready for Prime Time?, with guest speaker, Manju T. Beier, PharmD, CGP, FASCP.  Dr. Beier is the Chief Scientific Officer for Natural Molecular Testing Corp and is also Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Dr. Beier presented a preconference session on pharmacogenetics at the NONPF 2010 Annual Meeting and is returning by popular demand.  Register online today!

NP Enrollment and Graduation Data

The 2012-2013 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 an 8% increase in NP completions (Master's level and Post-Master's level) and more than doubling of post--baccalaureate DNP NP graduates over the previous year.   This translates to a combined total of 14,229 NP completions/graduates in all categories.     See the NP-specific data tables from the 2013 data report, 2012-2013 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccaluareate and Graduate Programs in Nursing.

DNP Competency Toolkit

The NONPF Curricular Leadership Committee has updated the  "DNP NP Toolkit: Process and Approach to DNP Competency Based Evaluation."  Drs. Andrea Wolf and Thomasine Guberski, co-chairs of the Curricular Leadership Committee, built on the earlier work developed under the leadership of Dr. Carla DIeter to update this valuable resource based on the current NP core competencies (2012). The toolkit discusses competency-based education and evaluation and the competencies for NPs.  The Faculty/Program Resources section provides article citations, exemplar course materials, and other tools linked to each of the current competency areas for DNP NP students.  Attendees of the DNP Town Hall Session at the NONPF 39th Annual Meeting voted to make this resource available to the public. 

NONPF 2013 Annual Award Winners

In conjunction with the 39th Annual Meeting, NONPF recognized various accomplishments with 2013 Annual Recognition, Poster, and Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Read who in NONPF demonstrated exemplary contributions to merit receiving one of the awards.

Sample DNP Curriculum Templates

A special task force in NONPF has completed the update of the  "Sample Curriculum Templates for Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) NP Education

Population-Focused NP Competencies

The Population-Focused NP Competencies: Family/Across the Lifespan, Neonatal, Acute Care Pediatric, Primary Care Pediatric, Psychiatric-Mental Health, and Women's Health/Gender -Related are now available.

New Acute Care and Primary Care Statement

A multi-organizational work group has developed a statement for employers of acute care and primary care nurse practitioners.  The statement supplements the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation and offers additional clarification for the employer.

NONPF Statement on Acute Care and Primary Care NP Practice

NONPF developed in 2011 the Statement on Acute Care and Primary Care NP Practice to provide the NP educator perspective on the distinctions and overlap of practice by acute care and primary care CNPs.  NONPF has released in June 2012 a new, edited version of the statement.   The 2008 Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education has generated questions about scope of practice for the acute care and primary care CNPs.  This statement seeks to advance patient safety by delineating issues and offering clarity.

Conference Recordings

Did you miss the NONPF 39th Annual NONPF Meeting?   We cannot recreate the wonderful networking opportunities and vibrant atmosphere enjoyed by those who could attend live, but we can offer you the recordings of concurrent and plenary sessions.  Obtain your copy to ensure that you do not miss any of the important information shared during the annual meeting. Order the 2013 Annual Meeting Archives CD today!

NONPF Has Moved

The NONPF office has relocated to a fabulous new facility in DC.  The office is now located at 1615 M Street NW, Ste 270, Washington, DC  20036.  

IOM Paper on Team-Based Care

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the October 2012 paper, "Core Principles and Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care."  A multidisciplinary group headed by Dr. Pamela Mitchell, former president of the American Academy of Nursing, authored this discussion paper that presents basic principles and personal values that characterize interprofessional team-based care and outlines four themes to guide the growth of team-based health care delivery.  The authors were individual participants from the IOM's Best Practices Innovation Collaborative.

New Edition of Evaluation Criteria

The National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education (NTF) has released the 4th edition of the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs.  This document in its entirety, including sample forms and other appendices, is available online.

GNE Demonstration

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
 
Pennsylvania:    Drexel 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.

Adult-Gero NP Competencies

The identification of the Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP Competencies and Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP Competencies is now complete.  NONPF participated in a collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to identify both sets of competencies..  The primary care competencies were released in June 2010, and the final report on the acute care competencies was released in early 2012. AACN and NONPF felt it important to complete this work to provide NP educational programs with guidance in program development for the combining of the adult and gerontological foci into adult-gerontological NP programs for congruence with the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Accreditation (2008).   The Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies are specific to the primary care focus, whereas the Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies are for the acute care focus. 

Updated Core Competencies

NONPF has released the most current version of the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (2012).  The NP core competencies underwent significant revision in 2011, and a few minor additions have been made as a result of the work of the identification and validation of the population-focused competencies in 2011-2012.   These competencies still reflect an updating and integration of previous sets of Master's level and DNP competencies for the nurse practitioner into a single set of core competencies for the nurse practitioner entry into practice upon graduation.

DNP Scholarly Project Titles Exemplars

NONPF has compiled an evolving list of DNP Scholarly Project Titles.  The project titles listed were shared be a few universities and are included as examples of projects completed by DNP students.  Please visit our NP Curriculum Materialpage for more information.

FAQs on Consensus Model

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers pertaining to the Consensus Model on APRN Regulation are now available from the LACE - Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education - group.

 

 The Members Only Section of the NONPF Web site includes many more announcements on current issues and opportunities.