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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


NPHF is Proud to Announce the 2021/2022 Proctor & Gamble Endowed Scholarships Winners

Click here to see this year's winners of the Proctor & Gamble Scholarship in Community Service!

Click here to see this year's winner of the Proctor & Gamle Scholarship in Gastroenterology!


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 NPHF20 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. After exploring the educational resources on the website, please complete their short survey to provide feedback that will be used to improve their site. 

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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.