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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



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: Choose the online program or one of the live presentations to learn how to enhance quality of life for patients with CLBP.

Pathways in Management: Effectively Addressing Osteoarthritis:  Choose the live or online  interactive progam 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 Announces 2019 NPHF/Astellas Award Program, "Promoting Heart Health Across the Life Span"

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is proud to announce an award program which provides five (5) awards of $4000 each to Nurse Practitioner graduate students or practicing Nurse Practitioners with a clinical, research, or educational project on promoting heart health in the United States for pediatric, adult or older adult populations. Projects addressing issues of diverse populations will be given special consideration. Winners will receive an initial award of $3000 to be used for project development and implementation, and an additional $1000 upon project completion for dissemination of outcomes through podium and/or poster presentation, journal article, etc. NOTE: Application deadline has been extended to postmark of April 1, 2019. Winners will be announced by April 26, 2019.

This award is funded by a charitable donation from Astellas.

Click here for application details.

NPHF Announces New Partnership with NPACE

NPHF is pleased to announce a new partnership with Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE), a national non-profit organization that promotes excellence in patient care by providing high quality, evidence-based educational programs for nurse practitoners and other advanced practice clinicians in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.  

NPACE offers nine live conferences annually, more than 50 online courses, and a handful of added perks to those who participate.  Our partnership includes the presentation of NPHF's live CE programs, "Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Benefits and Risks" and "Pathways in Management: Osteoarthritis and Chronic Lower Back Pain" at several of NPACE's 2019 conferences.  

For further information, please check the NPHF or NPACE continuing education websites or contact directly.  NPACE adn NPHF are accredited as providers of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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! 


Revised and Updated Opioid Safe Prescribing FREE Online CE Program

NPHF recently 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.