(2014) also identified a core competency area of leadership.
In most of the domains of practice, the NONPF
document explicitly acknowledges that nurse practitioners have a responsibility to elicit the patient's perspective and actively negotiate a plan of care in a collaborative fashion.
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.
These 24 urology NP competencies compliment the AUA (2014) white paper as well as the NONPF documents and APRN consensus model.
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.