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:
- Enhance nurse practitioner leadership in healthcare
- Promote access to high quality care
- Foster innovative interprofessional collaboration
- Eliminate health disparities
- Promote research to improve health outcomes
- Facilitate policy analysis to improve health outcomes and care delivery
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, MS, NP
Program Director, CE and Special Projects
NPHF Announces 2019 NPHF/Astellas Award Program, "Promoting Heart Health Across the Life Span"
The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is proud to announce an award program which provides five (5) awards of $4000 each to Nurse Practitioner graduate students 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. NOTE: Application deadline has been extended to postmark of February 22, 2019.
This award is funded by a charitable donation from Astellas.
Click here for application details.
NPHF Continues Partnership with Derm for Primary Care®
The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) is pleased to continue our partnership with Derm for Primary Care®, a digital learning platform developed for primary care providers where you will learn how to identify, diagnose and treat common skin conditions that routinely present in a primary care practice. Packed with photos and videos with text and audio, these courses provide clinical scenarios demonstrating how to develop treatment plans for a variety of dermatologic conditions. In addition, you will learn how to do top dermatologic office diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with step-by-step, easy-to-follow videos (e.g. skin biopsies, cryosurgery).
Develop or improve upon a skill set that few of your peers have. Derm for Primary Care® is used in NP training programs across the country and by advanced practice nurses alike. These dermatology courses improve diagnostic and treatment skills, allowing Nurse Practitioners, nurses and other members of the healthcare team to treat their patients, rather than referring them to a specialist. Preview a course by clicking here
Take advantage of a discount offered exclusively for NPHF learners. Enter the code NPHF19 when you register for a course at Derm for Primary Care and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your order. NPs and RNs may earn California BRN CE credit for an additional charge and receive a 10% discount as well.
Be sure to share this information with your NP and RN colleagues as the NPHF strives to bring you high quality educational opportunities that will enhance your clinical practice.
NPHF is Proud to Support Public Health Efforts to Achieve Safe Sharps Disposal
SafeNeedleDisposal.org is your one-stop-shop for guidance on how to dispose of home-generated, used sharps correctly. Learn about disposal options where you live and work by clicking on your state, or entering your ZIP code and check out the educational print resources available. Safety is the point!
Revised and Updated Opioid Safe Prescribing FREE Online CE Program
NPHF recently launched "Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits", a completely updated and refreshed program addressing safe practices for opioid prescribing, including patient selection, risk assessment, initiation and modification, ongoing monitoring, and patient and caregiver education. This program awards 3 hours of ANCC and pharmacology credit and includes discussion of pain, immediate release as well as ER/LA opioids, cannabis, and addiction and integrates the CDC Guideline (2016). This program is fully compliant with the FDA requirement for opioid REMS education and meets many states' requirements for opioid education.