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5th Edition of the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs Now Available

This document is the culmination of a year of review by the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education (NTF) to ensure that these national, consensus-based evaluation standards remain current.This document offers an important resource for those involved in the preparation, credentialing, and licensing of nurse practitioners. The evaluation criteria, combined with accreditation standards for graduate programs in advanced practice nursing, provide a basis for evaluating all nurse practitioner (NP) programs.

Master’s Essentials Tool Kit

This tool kit provides: key resources that will assist schools as they engage in curricular redesign to incorporate the Master’s Essentials; suggestions on integrative learning strategies that will strengthen clinical and scientific learning and leadership development in efficient and effective ways; development of strong academic-practice partnerships to improve clinical and scientific learning; and a forum for sharing innovative curricular and program ideas across schools.

Position Statement on the Research-Focused Doctoral Program in Nursing

Policy Statement from the Tri-Council for Nursing on the Educational Advancement of Registered Nurses

Advanced Practice Adult-Gerontology and Baccalaureate Competencies

Lifelong Learning in Medicine and Nursing

A joint publication of AAMC and AACN funded by the Josiah Macy Foundation

Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education