Core Competencies That The National Organization Of Nurse Practitioners

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There are nine core competencies that the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) has adopted in which the nurse practitioner student’s education is based on: scientific foundation, leadership, quality, practice inquiry, technology and information literacy, policy, health delivery system, ethics, and independent practice competencies. This writer will describe and summarize the competencies as they relate to the nurse practitioners practice. After extensive research by this writer, she was able to conduct a thorough interview with a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP). This writer has learned how the working CNP utilizes the competencies in her practice as a Neonatal Certified Nurse Practitioner.
Description of the 9 NONPF NP Core Competencies

The NONPF NP Core Competencies were established for the NP students to obtain a sound set of competencies that every NP student must have in order to practice independently (NONPF, 2015). They will have the skill and knowledge to practice by oneself. The competencies include the Scientific Foundation Competencies. These competencies will guide the student to conduct research and have evidence to back their findings. The NP will be able to critically analyze data and improve the practice by developing their own approach (NONPF, 2015).
The Leadership Competency will help the NP institute change and help others initiate change as well (NONPF, 2015). The NP will be aware of the cost and quality of…
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