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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, MS, NP

Program Director, CE and Special Projects


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NPHF Announcements:

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! 


NPHF Announces new partnership with Horizon CME "Diabetes Trends" Live Conferences

Diabetes Trends is presented by Horizon CME in collaboration with the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF). Tuition is only $25 and participants will earn 6.5 CE credits and 3 hours of pharmacology credit. The goal of this program is to foster collaboration, share best practices and provide a forum for peer-to-peer interaction among primary care providers who are actively engaged in the clinical care of diabetes patients. Through case-based presentations, hands-on demonstrations and small group interaction, this 1-day live program, presented in 5 cities around the U.S., will provide learners insights into the latest developments and important current concepts in the treatment of diabetes patients. Additionally, the program offers a unique opportunity to discuss, develop and present treatment plans for patient cases. 

NPHF Announces a new FREE Online CE Program

NPHF is proud to announce the launch of our new FREE online CE program, "Behavioral Strategies for Smoking Cessation: Practical Tools for Busy Primary Care Clinicians."  This program provides 2 hours of ANCC and AAPA credit, as well as .5 hours of pharmacology credit. 

NPHF Announces Newly Revised and Updated Opioid Safe Prescribing FREE Online CE Program

NPHF has just launched "Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits", a completely updated and refreshed program addressing 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 fully compliant with the FDA requirement for opioid REMS education and meets many states' requirements for opioid education. 

NPHF Announces New Partnership with Derm for Primary Care®

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) is pleased to announce a new 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 NPHF10 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 (discount does not apply).

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.

Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation Continues Partnership with Contemporary Forums

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) is pleased to continue its 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. Be sure to share the following information with your NP colleagues as the NPHF strives to bring you additional CE opportunities to enhance your clinical practice:

You are invited to participate in a free online session 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). 

New!!  Take advantage of a 20% discount on the online CE program, "Spanish Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals" and earn 12 ANCC/14.4 CA BRN CE credits (Use coupon code NPHF20 at checkout). This modular course will prepare you for better communication with your Spanish-speaking patients, a rapidly growing segment of our population. Click here for more information and to register.