The National Organization Of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Case Analysis

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The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) is an organization that strives to reform and advance the educational programs of nurse practitioners (NP) in order to assure that these educational programs are training highly qualified nurse practitioners. The NONPF developed nine core competencies that educational programs across the nation should adopt to prepare nurse practitioners have the knowledge and ability to fulfill the nurse practitioners scope of practice upon graduation. For educational programs to maintain program accreditation, the programs must adequately show in documentation how these core competencies are being met and how the students are evaluated on the completion of the competencies (Hallas, Biesecker, …show more content…
In a small town in Idaho, a family nurse practitioner who wishes to remain anonymous, shared her insight on what core competencies are necessary in the role development of the APN. After working as, a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in a clinic setting in Idaho for the past twenty years, she is now stepping into the role of a hospitalist rounding on inpatients in a small rural hospital with a total of 15 inpatient beds. “I am excited to start this new chapter of my life, I felt stagnate in the clinic setting, now I have the ability to touch the lives of my patients in a different way while continuing to advance the role of the NP in the hospital setting” (Anonymous, personal communication, September 12, 2016). She became a Certified Nurse Practitioner in 1980, after designing her own NP program at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. After completing her Master’s degree as an Advance Practice Nurse in the Family Nurse Practitioner track, she accepted a position as an intensive care nurse practitioner in Minnesota. During her time in the intensive care unit, she developed her skills as a nurse practitioner and became comfortable and competent in all aspects of the …show more content…
A scientific foundation for a nurse practitioner is comprised of a myriad of components ranging from one’s ability to translate evidence-based research into clinical practice to using electronic databases to formulate research questions. Healthcare has transformed from traditional practice which is found to be outdated to practice guidelines supported by evidence-based practice (Facchiano & Snyder, 2012). The nurse practitioner that was interviewed explained that during the start of her nursing practice she used traditional practices and evidence-based practice was nonexistent. “We used treatments and diagnostic testing’s that were always used and never thought that there was anything wrong with that” (Anonymous, personal communication, September 12, 2016). Since then, she explained that evidence-based practice has changed healthcare for the better. She states that this is an exciting time in medicine when healthcare is changing daily and that she now has the ability to ensure her patients are receiving the best care

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