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2017 November Special Topics Meeting
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NONPF Special Topics Conference

DNP as Entry to Practice: Building a Shared Vision to

Transform Nurse Practitioner Education

November 30th - December 1st, 2017

Join us to learn from your colleagues, share ideas, hear exemplars and discover ways you can transition to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) as entry to practice for NPs as well as incorporate exemplars into your current DNP program. Participants will include faculty and preceptors from different types and sizes of schools and at all levels of transition.  We invite those who have not begun through those who have completed the transition/all levels of DNP development.  Come with your evidence of what worked and your questions.  Become part of NONPF’s working groups to create a work plan and solutions for schools to utilize to make the transition to DNP as entry to practice for NPs.


Claim your CEU Credits


Please use the following step to claim you CEU Credits:

1) Download the conference app or visit the conference web page browser using the link below:

     Google native app:

     Apple native app:

     Web browser:

2)  Create and new account if you have not logged into the conference app before. Note: You must use the same email you used to register to log into Meeting App.

3) Review each session and the overall meeting evaluation.

4) Once you have claimed all of your credits, click "Attendee Certificate PDF" to download your certificate. Please make sure to keep this file in a safe place. You have until December 30th to claim your credits.




Conference registration is now open. Click to Register Now!


Cost Per Attendance

NONPF Member               $320.00

Non-Member                    $420.00

***Non-members looking to become NONPF members please visit our membership page.



The purpose of this participatory conference to provide Nurse Practitioner (NP) academic and clinical educators with the tools and resources to transition to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) as entry to practice for NPs. For a full look at the exciting agenda, click the link below.

Conference Schedule:

2017 Fall Conference Program



The meeting will be held in Bethesda, MD, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda.  The reservation period for the NONPF is now open! To reserve your accommodations, please click Book Your Hotel Now.


Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center (7400) Wisconsin Ave)
Bethesda, MD  20814


Getting to the Meeting


The Hyatt Regency Bethesda can be reached from any of the three major DC airports Reagan National Airport, Dulles Int’l Airport, and Baltimore/Washington Int’l Airport.  If you are flying through Reagan National Airport, you can Metro from the airport to Bethesda Station.  Other airports are accessible by taxi, Uber/Lyft, shuttle services, and train service.


For our guests who prefer to drive to the meeting, please note that self-parking is $22.50 per day Sunday-Thursday, and $20 per day on Friday and Saturday. 


Around Bethesda


Bethesda, Maryland is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line just a few stops from downtown Washington, DC. As a thriving urban district, Bethesda offers something for everyone! The hardest part is deciding where to go as Bethesda is filled with nearly 200 restaurants, several art galleries and theaters, and some of the DMV’s best shopping. Bethesda’s interactive restaurant and dining guide will be helpful in pinpointing what cuisine you are looking for.


Washington, D.C.

Want to go explore downtown? Simply hop on Metro’s Red Line and in just a few stops you can hang out with exotic animals at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, snap a selfie in front of the White House, or take in the views from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Check out this list of fun and free or almost free events in DC.