broad areas of core competence that apply  to all nurse practitioners, regardless of specialty or patient  population focus. NONPF created the first set of Nurse Practitioner  Competencies in 1990; the most recent updates were incorporated in 2017.  This course was designed to prepare you to synthesize knowledge gained  throughout the program and to apply each of the nine core competencies  within your selected areas of practice and your representative  communities.

The nine areas of competency are:

  • Scientific Foundations
  • Leadership
  • Quality
  • Practice Inquiry
  • Technology and Information Literacy
  • Policy
  • Health Delivery System
  • Ethics
  • Independent Practice

To Prepare

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources, focusing on the NONPF Core Competencies Content.

The Assignment

For each of the nine NONPF competencies, write  one paragraph explaining how the program has prepared you to meet the  competency (for a total of at least nine paragraphs). Then, propose how  you plan to engage in social change in your community as a nurse  practitioner. Finally, describe 1–2 legislative and/or advocacy  activities in which your state nurse practitioner organization(s) are  involved. Be specific and provide examples.

National Organization Of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Competencies