Leadership Mentoring Program
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NONPF Leadership Mentoring Program

2018 - 2019 Call for Applications


In 2014 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) developed a program for senior nurse practitioner faculty who have assumed leadership roles in their academic institutions as program directors and/or other administrators.  Participants learn self-development processes (group processes and testing to learn more about individual strengths and needs for improvement), methods of leading NP education programs, and strategies for preparing the future health care provider (creating a systems vision and leading in curricular innovation).  Participants meet initially for an orientation session during the NONPF annual spring meeting followed by an intensive session in the summer. Participants are assigned a mentor selected from a cadre of NONPF members with advanced leadership training.   


NONPF will support a 4th cohort of the NONPF Leadership Mentoring Program for the period 1-year starting in April 2018.  The one-year initiative will help to prepare and empower new and emerging leaders in NP education for the challenges ahead.



To replenish the pipeline of quality nurse practitioner for diverse and challenging roles in the US health care system by ensuring a network of exemplary nurse practitioner (NP) faculty leaders and to guide leading edge NP faculty in developing academic transformational leadership capacity.



  • Examine the self-development processes, including an understanding of individual strengths and areas or improvement.
  • Apply methods of leading NP education programs such as strategic management skills, curriculum guidelines implementation, budgets and data management for continuous quality improvement.
  • Compare different leadership styles and the situations in which they apply.
  • Discover strategies to lead systems and innovation.

Evaluate ones leadership style in different situations.

NONPF would like to thank Dr. Debra Barksdale who founded the Mentored-Leadership Program as her leadership project while in the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows Program.  With support from the RWJF, she partnered with NONPF to implement the initial program. NONPF continues to build upon the excellent work that Dr. Barksdale began in 2014.

The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 year has passed. 

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Washington, DC 20036
: (202) 289-8044

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