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NONPF Statement - DNP: Entry to Nurse Practitioner Practice by 2025 (2018)

On April 20, 2018, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) made the commitment to move all entry-level nurse practitioner (NP) education to the DNP degree by 2025.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Summit - Proceedings (2017)

NONPF, a leader in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) movement since 2001, hosted a highly successful DNP Summit in December 2017, in Washington, D.C., where 38 stakeholders from across the nation gathered to have a critical dialogue on moving entry-level nurse practitioner (NP) education to the DNP degree by 2025.

Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs: A Report of the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education (2016)

The Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs offers an important resource for those involved in the educational preparation, credentialing, and licensing of nurse practitioners (NPs). The evaluation criteria, combined with accreditation standards for graduate programs in advanced practice nursing, provide a basis for evaluating all NP programs. The National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education (NTF), a multi-organizational collaboration, has a commitment to maintaining the high quality of NP education through sustained efforts of review and updates to the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs. Printed copies of the document are available to purchase through the NONPF Store. 

 

NONPF Business Plan Template to Support Transition to the DNP and word document with appendices (2016)

This document outlines a business plan and provides a template for NP Programs to transition a master’s NP program to the DNP program. Appendices include sample budget and letters of support.

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

This white paper posits that developing NP students to become clinical scholars is central to DNP education. The paper describes the DNP prepared NP clinical scholar and provide recommendations for nurse educators about strategies to promote the development of the DNP prepared NP.

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

This background paper on the seamless, integrated post-baccalaureate DNP NP curriculum identifies building blocks and recommendations for additional resources to support this transition across programs.

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

NONPF reaffirmed in April 2015 an allegiance to advancing the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree as entry level for the nurse practitioner (NP) role. This statement further elaborates NONPF’s support of the DNP degree and pledges our guidance to support faculty members as they embrace curriculum change.

 

DNP NP Toolkit: Process and Approach to DNP Competency Based Evaluation (2013) 

The toolkit discusses competency-based education and evaluation and the competencies for NPs.  The Faculty/Program Resources section provides article citations, exemplary course materials, and other tools linked to each of the current competency areas for DNP NP students. 

Sample Curriculum Templates for Doctorate of Nursing Practice NP Education (2013)

NONPF released the updated and expanded resource for NP educators who are developing NP curricula for practice doctorate education.  The document includes exemplars for post-baccalaureate and post-masters models.  

Titling of the Doctor of Nursing Project (2013)

The purpose of this white paper is for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) to recommend a consistently used title for the final Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project.

Clinical Education Issues in Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students for Independent Practice: An Ongoing Series of Papers (2010)  

This document contains four papers; 1) Position on Clinical Hours for Nurse Practitioner Preparation in Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs, August 2008; Addendum, April 2010; 2) Eligibility for NP Certification for Nurse Practitioner Students in Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs, August 2008; 3) Clarification of Terminology to Describe Clinical Experiences: Residency versus Practicum, April 2010; and 4) Simulation in the Context of Clinical Education, April 2010.

NP DNP Education: Certification and Titling Unified Statement (2008)

This document is the united voice of seven NP national organization regarding the DNP title and certification.

Criteria for Scholarly Projects (2007)

This document recommends the criteria for DNP scholarly projects and list types of scholarly projects.


Faculty Qualifications, Faculty Development, and Student Admissions Criteria Related to Practice Doctorate Programs: Recommendations (2006)

This document provides guidance to programs on a variety of faculty assignments, program requirements, and administrative criteria to assist with DNP program defining resource needs.

Response to the Recommendations for Clinical Hours & Degree Title (2006)

 

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

Recommendations about faculty qualifications, faculty development, and student admission criteria in NP DNP programs.

Practice Doctorate Nurse Practitioner Entry Level Competencies (2006) 

The National Panel for NP Practice Doctorate Competencies identified the entry-level competencies for all nurse practitioners completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) / practice doctorate program. These competencies built on the core and population-focused competencies for NPs. These competencies are replaced by a single set of nurse practitioner core competencies (see above section for Core Competencies). 

Curriculum Models for Practice Doctorates in Nursing (2004)

This presentation describes various models for the DNP implementation presented by Dr. Lucy Marion, former NONPF president, and former chair NONPF Clinical Doctorate Task Force.

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