The NNPRFTC (The Consortium) is a private, nonprofit 501 c(3) created to advance the model and rigor of postgraduate NP training programs, both residency and fellowship. The organization emerged from an informal consortium of early innovators and developers of the postgraduate model of residency and fellowship training for new NPs, first in primary care and then in specialty care as well.
Our goal is twofold: increasing opportunities for new NPs and for experienced NPs who are changing specialty areas to participate in high quality postgraduate training programs; and ensuring that such programs adhere to rigorous standards developed by NPs and experts in adult learning and professional training. This will ultimately provide NPs who complete such programs with the confidence, competence, and mastery that affords them the highest level of professional satisfaction in their chosen practice area. By doing this, the NNPRFTC will make a significant contribution to the profession of nursing, and to the health and health care of the public.