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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


Jennifer A. Koenig, MA, CCMEP

Director of Education and Special Projects

Marjorie Crabtree, DNP, ANP, FNP

Lead Nurse Planner


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NPHF Welcomes Jennifer Koenig, MA, CCMEP as New Director of Education and Special Projects!


Jennifer A. Koenig, MA, CCMEP

Jennifer is a continuing medical education expert with 20 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where she has held successive positions as a Coordinator of Accredited Medical Education Programs (Purdue Pharma), Faculty Manager of the Herceptin Speakers Bureau and Meetings Manager (PharmaCom Group), Educational Grants Coordinator (Purdue Pharma), Sr. Medical Education Specialist (Purdue Pharma), and Sr. Promotional Process Specialist in Regulatory Affairs (Purdue Pharma).  She holds a Masters of Arts (MA) focused in Experimental Health and Healing from the Graduate Institute.  Her substantial experience in medical education project management includes successfully coordinating advisory boards, CME/CE symposia, live teleconferences, and online webinars.  She has extensive knowledge of ACCME, is a Certified Continuing Medical Education Professional (CCMEP), and is a Certified Meeting Professional (CME).  She also successfully spearheaded an Innovative Educational Grants Initiative, managing the entire RFP process and facilitating the healthcare grants.

In addition to her medical meeting management and healthcare grant work, she managed the development and promotion of many healthcare education resources in the topic areas of Pain Assessment, Pain Mangement, Urine Drug Testing, REMS, and Opioid Risk Management.  Always focused on developing resources to support the improvement of patient care and health outcomes, her team created a workbook resource entitled Optimizing Healthcare-Professional Education: A Planning, Implementation and Measurement Guide, to assist clinicians who have been placed in the role of educator.

NPHF President Meets with Dr. Loretta Ford

IMG_4690.JPG NPHF President Phyllis Zimmer met with long-time friend and mentor, and co-founder of the nurse practitioner role, Dr. Loretta Ford.  They discussed healthcare issues and the evolving role of the nurse practitioner in the United States and globally.  Among the topics discussed were innovations in primary care and the on-going importance of the nursing component of the NP role.  Dr. Ford continues to advocate for a strong NP role in public health, health education, and advocacy.  The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation thanks Dr. Ford for her insight and ongoing committment to advancing healthcare through the nurse practitioner role.

NPHF Announces 2019-2020 Scholarship Winners!

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is proud to announce the winners of two scholarships that recognize and provide support for nurse practitioner graduate students who are leading the way to provide quality care and service in their communities.  These endowed scholarships are supported by Procter and Gamble,  providing a $1000 scholarship to each recipient.

The NPHF/Procter & Gamble Community Service Endowed Scholarship recognizes commitment to service and is awarded to one NP graduate student who is making a significant contribution in patient care, in the community, or in school. The 2019-2020 winner is Loyda Braithwaite, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPn.  Read more about Loyda here!

The NPHF/Procter & Gamble Gastroenterology Endowed Scholarship is awarded to one NP graduate student whose clinical and/or research interests are in the field of gastroenterology.  The 2019-2020 winner is Julie Kewanyama, MSN, RN, CGRN.  Read more about Julie here!

NPHF Announces Live and Online Programs in Chronic Low Back Pain and Managing Osteoarthritis

Pathways in Management: Chronic Low Back Pain and Osteoarthritis are interactive case-based learning activities that highlight current clinical management recommendations from various organizations and describe how to put them in practice.   Earn ANCC CE credit when you take each of these tuition-free programs! 

Pathways in Management: Chronic Low Back Pain: An update of the online program is coming soon, or choose one of the live presentations to learn how to enhance quality of life for patients with CLBP.

Pathways in Management: Effectively Addressing Osteoarthritis:  An update of the online  interactive progam is coming soon, or choose one of the live presentations to obtain current management information, practice tools, and resources to support the appropriate care of patients with osteoarthritis and to improve patients' quality of life. 

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 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! 


Opioid Safe Prescribing FREE Online CE Program

NPHF's online program, "Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits", addresses 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 tuition free and meets many states' requirements for opioid education...Check it out!