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The following publications are available for order.  Please note that if an item is listed as "Out of Stock", it is no longer available for purchase.  Please email NONPF to inquire about a status update for out of stock items.

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Publication Titles and Descriptions

Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs, 4th Edition (2012)

Reviewed and updated by the multi-organizational National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, this document provides the national standards for NP educational programs.   Online access to this document is available at no charge; printed copies are available for a fee.


Second Edition – Guidelines for Distance Education and Enhanced Technologies in Nurse Practitioner Education (2011) 

This is an updated edition of this valuable resource to give guidance to NP programs involved in distance learning and use of enhanced technologies. 


Leading Quality NP Programs: A Guide for Program Directors (2011)

This highly-valuable publication was developed by members of the NONPF Program Director's Special Interest Group to be a resource guide for NP program directors and others interested in knowing the range of issues addressed by program directors.


**Currently on Backorder** Integrating Adult Acute Care Skills and Procedures into Nurse Practitioner Curricula (2011)

Authored by members of the NONPF Acute Care Special Interest Group (SIG) and other Acute Care NPs, this manual will serve as a resource to Acute Care and other population-focused NP tracks to teach most frequently used skills and procedures.  The manual does not include an exhaustive list of skills and procedures but does reflect those most commonly taught in ACNP programs.  Each chapter includes an overview, objectives, e-resource, and a content outline for one skill or procedure.  Chapters include:  Monitoring intracranial pressure; 12-lead ECG interpretation; Defibrilation and cardioversion; Principles of temporary pacing; Pacemaker interrogration; Hemodynamic monitoring; Principles of intraaortic balloon pump therapy; Central venous line insertion; Arterial puncture or cannulation; Interpretation of a chest radiograph; Performing thoracentesis for pleural effusions; Chest tube insertion and removal; Airway management for the non-anesthesia provider and sedation for procedures; Spirometry and peak flow assessment; Paracentesis; Local anesthesia application; Cutaneous abscess; Suturing technique; splinting;  Wound debridement; and Papanicolaou smear test.


Advanced Nursing Practice Encounter Log (2001)

a student clinical encounter logbook to record data for purposes of tracking the NP student's clinical experiences (e.g., range of patients, complexity of encounters, social problems, level of student participation in decision-making, coding, and more).  Developed by Susan A. Fontana, PhD, RN, CS-FNP, Elizabeth C. Devine, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Sheryl T. Kelber, MS, from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Hardcopy of advanced practice nursing encounter log is available.


Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs: Report of the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education

2008 Print Version is Unavailable at this time.  Electronic Version can be found here.


Educational Mobility for Nurse Practitioners: Guidelines for Educational Articulation Programs (1998)

guidelines for the educational mobility of certificate-prepared nurse practitioners who seek graduate degrees, certificate-prepared nurse practitioners with specialty training seeking graduate training in primary care, and other articulation pathways.


Faculty Practice: Applying the Models (1997)

monograph providing a "how-to" guide for the NP faculty member who is interested in practice as part of the faculty role.


MENTORING: Ensuring the Future of NP Practice and Education

NONPF recognizes the significant value of mentoring in preparing future NP and advanced practice nurse clinicians and educators.  Under the leadership of Dr. Michelle Beauchesne, the NONPF Educational Standards and Guidelines Committee identified a need for a resource to address the phenomena of mentoring, its characteristics, and strategies for integration into the NP educational experience.  This monograph presents a collection of 13 articles on key topics related to mentoring presented within three sections:  (1) mentoring versus precepting, (2) mentoring NP students, and (3) mentoring NP faculty and future leaders for the NP profession.  As stated by the editor, Louise Rauckhorst, "This monograph reflects the scholarly work, research, and real world experience of NP faculty and NPs regarding the use of mentoring to facilitate the professional development of NP students, novice, NPs, NP faculty, and the future leaders of the NP profession." 


New Paradigms in Advanced Nursing Practice: Teaching & Technological Strategies in Nurse Practitioner Education

This monograph features brief papers by faculty highlighting innovative teaching strategies and the integration of technology into teaching. Based on presentations at the NONPF 2002 annual meeting, the papers showcase the ideas of some for other faculty to critically evaluate and incorporate into their own teaching. The monograph is divided into two sections - one featuring 12 papers on teaching strategies and the other featuring 7 papers on technology.


NP Competency Based Education Evaluation: Using a Portfolio Approach (2007)

Presented in an easy-to-read format, with an accompanying CD featuring practical tools for curriculum development, this resource: Describes the goals of competency-based education; identifies assessment measures to be used throughout NP curricula; examines multiple uses of the portfolio as an approach to evaluation; and discusses the fit between the revised Domains and Core Competencies (2006) for all NP graduates and the NP Practice Doctorate Competencies.


 Nursing Faculty Practice: Models and Methods (1993)

assists the nursing educator/practitioner in linking the missions of teaching, practice, and research.


Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Competencies (2003)

These entry level competencies were developed by the multi-organizational National Panel for Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Competencies.  These competencies have been endorsed by twelve national organizations.  This publication may also be downloaded here.  (Requires the Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from Adobe's website).


Scholarship and Career Development: Strategies for Success

This manual will assist NP faculty as they enter and progress through their academic careers by offering suggestions and examples of how to present their scholarship in such a way that they are maximizing their impact on the discipline and attaining recognition for their contributions.  The model chosen for this manual is the view of scholarship presented by Ernest L. Boyer in his publication Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities for the Professoriate (1990).  NONPF members are contributors to the various manual sections.  Editors: S. Chase, M.A. Dumas, M. Jansen.


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