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National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

1615 M Street, NW, Ste. 270

Washington, DC 20036

Tel:  (202) 289-8044

Fax: (202) 289-8046

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

The leader in quality nurse practitioner education

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) is the only organization specifically devoted to promoting high quality nurse practitioner (NP) education at the national and international levels.  Starting in 1974 as a small group of educators meeting to develop the first NP curriculum guidelines, NONPF has evolved as the leading organization for NP faculty sharing the commitment of excellence in NP education.  Today, the organization represents a global network of NP educators.

NONPF recognizes that NPs provide a significant amount of care and that the education of NPs must be strong, relevant and innovative.  To this end, NONPF has continually provided support to educators through establishing competencies, methods of evaluation and by working with partner organizations to achieve excellence in NP education.  In addition, NONPF has worked on behalf of members to review, analyze and influence policy decisions that impact NP education and practice. 

We welcome you to explore our many resources and if you are not already a member, to become a member of NONPF. 



Onsite Registration for the 43rd Annual Conference is available.

Online registration is closed.

Please visit the conference page for all of your need-to-know information; including information on the host hotel, how to make room reservations, and travel options to DC.

Download the conference app to view the detailed schedule and speaker bios. 

The conference brochure is now available for download.


Annual Recognition Awards

The nominations for the Annual Recognition Awards has now closed.  Please join us on Saturday, April 22 at the Luncheon for the presentation of the awards.

Recent Documents  (also in the Education Section):

2016 5th Edition of the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Primary Care NP Competencies

NONPF Faculty Practice Toolkit

NONPF Business Plan Template                                 

Transitioning to a Seamless, Integrated DNP NP Curriculum

Introducing the New Chief Executive Officer of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) is very pleased to announce Mary Beth Bigley DrPH, APRN, FAAN as Chief Executive Officer.  Dr. Bigley comes to NONPF with vast leadership and nurse practitioner (NP) education experience. 

“Dr. Bigley has been on the cutting edge of innovation throughout her career,” said NONPF’s President Anne Thomas, PhD, APRN, FAANP who chaired the national search committee to identify NONPF’s new CEO.  “Her health policy experience, leadership qualities, and ability to build partnerships across health disciplines, will greatly benefit our organization.”

Faculty Resources:  A variety of tools and materials to support the faculty role.  See the resources page for Members only.

HRSA has many resources available.  Click this link  HRSA information and a menu of information will be available to select for the most up to date information from HRSA. 

AHRQ offers continuing education modules on a range of topics.  These topics can be found on the AHRQ link.  

Let your alumni know that the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program is accepting applications until February 23rd,  This program supports registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and nurse faculty by paying up to 85% of their unpaid nursing education debt. Click on NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program.

NPHF Awards Available

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation announced the 2017 "Promoting Heart Health Across the Lifespan" award program offered in partnership with Astellas offering five (5) awards of $4000 each to NP or DNP students, faculty or practicing NPs.  The deadline to apply is February 17, 2017.

Go to: https://  for further information.

Update on Policy and News

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has issue briefs about legislative proposals to replace the ACA.  The current brief analyzes the Bill Rep. Tom Price, the nominee for Secretary of HHS.  Click on KFF Policy Brief to see the brief.

Proposed legislation to replace the ACA have potentially significant implications for Medicare.  The KFF has also done a side-by-side comparison of the bills impact.  Click here to access the Medicare impact.

US News and World Report has ranked nurse practitioner as #2 best job as well as best job in health care.  Dentistry was #1 and physician assistant was #3.  This will likely increase interest in being an NP.

Gallup Poll reported for 2017 that nurses were again rated the highest of any profession for honesty and ethical standards.  Gallup included nurses in their survey in 1999 and have been highest on the list since then (17 of 18 years) with the exception of firefighters being rated the highest following 9-11 with nurses 2nd that year.  


The NONPF Bylaws have recently been updated.  Thank you to the Bylaws Committee and the members for taking part of the review process.  Visit the NONPF store to locate publications available from NONPF.






   NONPF Board of Directors


Make a donation to the new NONPF giving campaign!

NP Competencies
(core and   population-focused)

Curriculum (DNP templates and toolkit, population health framework, oral health toolkit, and more)

APRN Consensus Model

NONPF Statements & Papers (including focus on DNP)

Faculty Practice & other Faculty Resources -  (login)




The gateway to resources and links for NP preceptors

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Access NONPF publications in the online store