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Welcome to the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of improving health status and quality of care through nurse practitioner innovations in clinical practice, education, research, health policy, and philanthropy. We provide resources that support the advancement of the nurse practitioner profession and focus our activities on making high quality healthcare accessible in the United States and globally. 

NPHF's goals are to: 

Enjoy exploring our website and feel free to send us your questions and comments.  We invite you to consider becoming a volunteer for the NPHF- there are many opportunities to give your time and expertise to projects that truly make a difference in people's lives.

Phyllis Arn Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN


Pam Jenkins-Wallace, MS, NP

Program Director, CE and Special Projects


NPHF Announces 2017 Astellas Heart Health Across the Life Span Award Program

The 2017 NPHF/Astellas "Promoting Heart Health Across the Life Span Award" Program provides five (5) awards of $4000 each to Nurse Practitioner or DNP graduate students, faculty or practicing Nurse Practitioners with a clinical, research, or educational project on promoting heart health in the United States for pediatric, adults or older adult populations. Projects addressing issues of diverse populations will be given special consideration. Winners will receive an initial award of $3000 to be used for project development and implementation and an additional $1000 upon project completion for dissemination of outcomes through podium and/or poster presentation, journal article, etc. To learn more and apply, go to Astellas Heart Health Award

This award is funded by a charitable donation from Astellas.

NPHF Announces the 2017 Procter & Gamble Scholarship Winners

NPHF is please to announce that Bethany Boveri, BSN and Nelly Kangethe, DNP have each been awarded a $1000 scholarship to further their NP studies. Click here to learn more about them.

NPHF Launches New Online CE Program!

"Opioid Prescribing: Update 2016: Disturbing Trends, New Guidelines, Management Challenges," is now available at Tuition is free and you will earn 2 hours of ANCC credit as well as 2 hours of pharmacology. Check it out now!

Attention Florida NPs

Did you know that the new Florida regulation regarding education on safe prescribing of controlled substances applies to ALL Florida NPs, not just those who plan to apply for a DEA number?  NPHF partnered with Contemporary Forums to sponsor 3 CE programs in Florida in October which met the new educational requirements for NPs. The evaluations were outstanding and the NPs who attended were happy to have completed the Florida requirement. Should we do it again in 2017? Click here to give us your feedback or contact Pam Jenkins-Wallace at NPHF to express your interest in attending the live program on "Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances for Florida NPs."

Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation Continues Partnership with Contemporary Forums

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) is pleased to continue its partnership with Contemporary Forums (CF), a national CE company providing high quality, clinically applicable, accredited online and live education for Nurse Practitioners and other members of the healthcare team. Be sure to share the following information with your NP colleagues as the NPHF strives to bring you additional CE opportunities to enhance your clinical practice:

You are invited to participate in a free online session and earn CE credit by clicking here.

You may also click here for access to Contemporary Forums’ Online Learning site where you can view all online programs and take 20% off any online CE program you select (Use coupon code NPHF20 at checkout). 

New at Contemporary Forums

You are invited to take advantage of a 20% discount on the online CE program, "Spanish Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals" and earn 12 ANCC/14.4 CA BRN CE credits (Use coupon code NPHF20 at checkout). This modular course will prepare you for better communication with your Spanish-speaking patients, a rapidly growing segment of our population. Click here for more information and to register.