The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) has determined nine broad areas of core competence that apply to all nurse practitioners, regardless of specialty or patient population focus. NONPF created the first set of Nurse Practitioner Competencies in 1990; the most recent updates were incorporated in 2017. This course was designed to prepare you to synthesize knowledge gained throughout the program and to apply each of the nine core competencies within your selected areas of practice and your representative communities.

The nine areas of competency are:

  • Scientific Foundations
  • Leadership
  • Quality
  • Practice Inquiry
  • Technology and Information Literacy
  • Policy
  • Health Delivery System
  • Ethics
  • Independent Practice

To Prepare

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources, focusing on the NONPF Core Competencies Content.

The Assignment

For each of the nine NONPF competencies, write one paragraph explaining how the program has prepared you to meet the competency (for a total of at least nine paragraphs). Then, propose how you plan to engage in social change in your community as a nurse practitioner. Finally, describe 1–2 legislative and/or advocacy activities in which your state nurse practitioner organization(s) are involved. Be specific and provide examples.

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Content

Name: NRNP_6675_Week10_Assignment2_Rubric

  Excellent

90%–100%

Good

80%–89%

Fair

70%–79%

Poor

0%–69%

For each of the nine NONPF competencies, write one paragraph explaining how the program has prepared you to meet it (for a total of at least nine paragraphs).

Points:

Points Range:
50 (50%) – 55 (55%)

Response clearly, accurately, and thoroughly explains how the MSN program has prepared the student to meet each of the nine NONPF competencies.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
44 (44%) – 49 (49%)

Response clearly explains how the MSN program has prepared the student to meet each of the nine NONPF competencies.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
39 (39%) – 43 (43%)

Response somewhat vaguely and/or inaccurately explains how the MSN program has prepared the student to meet each of the nine NONPF competencies or one of the competencies is not addressed.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
0 (0%) – 38 (38%)

Response vaguely and/or inaccurately explains how the MSN program has prepared the student to meet each of the nine NONPF competencies. Several of the competencies are not addressed or resposnse is missing.

Feedback:

Propose and explain how you plan to engage in social change in your community as a nurse practitioner. Be specific and provide examples.

Points:

Points Range:
18 (18%) – 20 (20%)

Response clearly and thoroughly explains a plan to engage in social change in a community as a nurse practitioner. Specific examples are provided.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
16 (16%) – 17 (17%)

Response clearly explai