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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 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? Contact Pam Jenkins-Wallace, MS, NP at NPHF if you would be interested in attending a live program on Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances to meet the new Florida regulations for NP license renewal.

California Update

A lack of legislative committee support marks the end for the bill removing NP Practice restrictions in California.  Click here for more on this story. 

NPHF Announces the Winners of the 2016-2017 Astellas Heart Health Award

The NPHF/Astellas "Promoting Heart Health Across the Age Span Award" Program, funded through a charitable grant from Astellas, recognizes innovative projects by NP graduate students or practicing NPs in the areas of clinical practice, research or education related to promoting heart health for pediatrics, adults or older adult populations. Five winners each receive $4000 to be used for project development, implementation and dissemination of outcomes through publication and/or podium/poster presentation. To learn more about the 2016-2017 winners of this prestigious award click here.

Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation Announces Partnership with Contemporary Forums

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) is pleased to announce a 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.

You are invited to participate in a free online session, “Polypharmacy and Drug-Drug Interactions in the Elderly,” 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). Be sure to share this information with your NP colleagues as the NPHF strives to bring you additional CE opportunities to enhance your clinical practice.