Our mission is to be the leader in quality nurse practitioner education.
The first national meeting of nurse practitioner educators was held in 1974. NONPF's formative years were focused on establishing curriculum guidelines for nurse practitioner education during 1976-1980. It was in these four years that the National Task Force for Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum and Evaluation developed its guidelines. Upon completion of the curriculum project, the task force members continued fostering important dialog on NP education issues. The first organizational meeting for NONPF was held on April 10, 1980, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. NONPF has since grown into a strong organization representing over approximately 90% of all institutions in the US with NP Programs. Additionally, NONPF represents faculty from programs in Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries.
Our vision is to be the preeminent global leader in providing timely and critical resources for NP educators. We advance innovative models that support NP educational programs to meet the highest quality standards. We unite and lead NP educators in transforming healthcare.
Promote excellence in NP education through the creation of evidence-based strategies
Prepare NP faculty to respond to the changing health care system through the implementation of evidence-based strategies.
Lead NP faculty to advance policy that influences NP education and practice.
Champion a culture of diversity and inclusivity in the NONPF and across NP education.
Advance NP faculty scholarship in teaching, research, practice, and service.
Leverage the membership as a valuable resource to advance the mission and vision