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 Statements of Relevance to NP Education, Practice, Research, & Policy


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Related Statements

Commitment to Nurse Practitioner Faculty Practice (2017)

Background Paper: Benefits of Faculty Practice Partnerships (2016)

Academic Practice Partnerships: Sharing the Vision for Advanced Practice Nurse Education (2016)

White Paper:  The Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner Clinical Scholar (2016)

NONPF Business Plan Template to support transition to the DNP  (2016) (PDF)   - Word Version of Appendices

Background Paper:  Transitioning to a Seamless, Integrated DNP NP Curriculum (2016)

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice NP Preparation: NONPF Perspective (2015)

Titling of the Doctor of Nursing Project (2013)

Position on Clinical Hours for NP Preparation in DNP Program (2010) - a paper within the document Clinical Education Issues in Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students for Independent Practice


NP DNP Education: Certification and Titling Unified Statement (2008) - from NONPF and other NP organizations

Criteria for Scholarly Projects (2007)

Response to the Recommendations for Clinical Hours & Degree Title (10/06)

Faculty Qualifications, Faculty Development, and Student Admissions Criteria (2006)

NONPF Recommendations (11/05)

Statement from NONPF Board of Directors (11/04)

Statement from NONPF Board of Directors (1/04)

Statement from NONPF Board of Directors (4/02)

Strategic Initiative (2002)



Statements and Papers on a Variety of Topics

NONPF Calls for Greater Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Nurse Practitioner Education (August 2018)

NONPF believes that intentional, deliberate efforts to increase racial and ethnic diversity among NP faculty will benefit students, staff, and faculty. NONPF champions a culture of diversity and inclusivity across all NP education programs.  This paper Identify recruitment, hiring, advancement, and retention factors, provide evidence-based strategies and recommendations to increase NP faculty diversity.

NONPF Statement of Telehealth (2018)

NONPF believes that NPs who are prepared to deliver care through telehealth can make strong contributions to nursing and healthcare as they emerge from programs as future nursing leaders.  This paper provides faculty with an overview of telehealth modalities, discuss strategies to incorporate telehealth into NP curriculum, and provide NONPF’s recommendations. 

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 (2013)

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.

Statement on Acute Care and Primary Care Certified NP Practice (2012)

 As part of an ongoing commitment to advance patient safety
and clarify scope of practice, this paper elaborates on a significant issue for CNP practice: The distinctions and overlap in practice by acute and primary care CNPs.

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 statement.

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 direct observation





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