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The NNPRFTC at a Glance

  • Founded in 2010 as the National Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Consortium by CHCI as an informal consortium of very early innovators and developers of postgraduate NP residency programs.
  • Formally incorporated as a separate organization in 2015 and named the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium with headquarters in Washington, DC.
  • Volunteer Board of Directors from around the country with broad range of background and expertise.
  • Members in 26 states.

Purpose: To educate stakeholders in advancing health and healthcare about postgraduate NP training programs, to advocate for support and investment in such programs, and to provide a vehicle for accrediting 12-month (or longer) postgraduate NP residency and fellowship programs in primary care, in specialty care, and in sub-specialty care.

We offer NP postgraduate training program accreditation, designed by NP postgraduate program directors, for NP postgraduate training program directors. Accreditation is awarded for three years.  Provisional accreditation is possible for programs that have enrolled trainees, but have not yet graduated a class. Provisional accreditation is offered for one year, followed by transition to accredited status in year two.  A one-year extension of provisional accreditation may be considered, with transition to accredited status in year three, if there is compelling evidence that the program is likely to achieve sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards in year two.

The NNPRFTC intends to seek federal recognition as an accrediting organization.

For the Consortium FAQ click here.

Reviewed 2/15/17

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