(7) participate in professional organizations and activities that influence advanced practice nursing and/ or health outcomes of a population focus" (NONPF
, 2013b, p.
(2014) also identified a core competency area of leadership.
Her accolades include NONPF
's Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator Award, the Pew Charitable Trust's Excellence in Primary Care Education Program Award, Book of the Year awards from Pediatric Nursing and American Journal of Nursing, the International Family Nursing Society's Distinguished Contribution to Family Nursing Research Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from DUSON in 1991, and the Triangle Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Award.
Executive Summary of National Forum on the Practice Doctorate, co-hosted by NONPF
and AACN, December 8, 2003, Washington, D.C.
The specific clinical objectives and competencies for student evaluation are based on the NONPF
Domains and Competencies of Nurse Practitioner Practice (2002a).
This document proposes 24 competencies specific to the urology NP, which are also consistent with the recommendations of National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and compliment the American Urologic Association (AUA) 2014 white paper on the incorporation of advanced practice providers in urology practices.
These proposed urology NP competencies represent a synthesis of multiple resources, including the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) 2014 NP core competencies, the 2010 adult-gerontology NP competencies, the 2013 family NP competencies, the AANP (2013) Standards of Practice for Nurse Practitioners and SUNA's (2013) Urologic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2nd edition).
These 24 urology NP-specific competencies fill a gap in knowledge and practice, and are also consistent with NONPF and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) Consensus Work Group and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee (2008) consensus guidelines.
This was written as a part of the mission and vision of the NONPF
Special Interest Group and presented at an Arm Chair discussion at NONPF
in Charleston, SC last April which was enthusiastically attended by about 100 participants.
Acting in harmony with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF
) has also endorsed the move to a practice doctorate for entry level nurse practitioners moving the now Master's-level education to a doctorate level.
For example, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties' (NONPF
) Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs states that faculty supervision of students in clinical sites may be direct or indirect (11).