Nursing leadership is essential if the vision of a transformed healthcare system is to be realized in the U.S. It is also critical to advance the nursing profession. From the bedside to the boardroom, the nursing profession must develop nurses' leadership potential. [Paraphrased from: IOM (Institute of Medicine), 2011. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.]
The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is committed to educating NPs to lead change in the healthcare system. Through competency-development programs, NPHF is developing the leaders for tomorrow.
This project enabled mid-career nurse practitioners to engage full-time in a two year leadership development fellowship in the Office of the Surgeon General.
The one-year National Nurse Practitioner Advocacy Training Program provided advanced training for 12 nurse practitioners to learn to be effective spolkespersons and advocates in working with the media and policy makers.
Federal TestimonyThe NPHF has regularly provided expert testimony to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) on in the area of patient safety related to opioid therapy and pain management. The NPHF is cited in the IOM report title: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.