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Thank you for your interest in accrediting your nurse practitioner residency or fellowship program. By participating in this voluntary accreditation process, your postgraduate training program will engage in a systematic self-evaluation, identification of strengths and weaknesses, on-going critical development and refinement of the curriculum, and innovative program enhancements that reflect the realities of challenging and changing practice in today’s healthcare environment. NNPRFTC accreditation provides programs with the opportunity to demonstrate their compliance with established standards and to validate the quality of the program to external stakeholders and prospective post graduate trainees.

The NNPRFTC accreditation review process consists of 6 major steps

  1. Applicant submits a Notice of Intent to Apply (confirms eligibility for accreditation review and opens communication between the applicant and the NNPRFTC). Click here for a copy of the Notice of Intent to Apply.

  2. Applicant submits Application with $1,000 payment. Click here for a copy of the application form. Upon receipt of the Application, the site visit date is established for approximately 7 to 8 months in the future.

  3. Applicant conducts and submits Self Study Report with $4,500 payment, (within 6 months of submitting Application).

  4. Accreditation Committee reviews and accepts Self Study Report as complete; preparation for on-site visit.  Final payment of $4,500 must be paid prior to site visit.

  5. Post site visit, Accreditation Committee reviews documentation, recommends action to NNPRFTC Board; Board considers resolution and renders accreditation decision.

  6. Applicant informed of decision to confer accreditation status or explanation of why accreditation will not be granted.

The Accreditation review process requires programs to complete this application (NNPRFTC Accreditation Application) prior to submitting the full Self Study. The purpose of the Application is to provide the NNPRFTC Accreditation Committee with basic information about your program to facilitate planning. The Application fee is non-refundable. Prior to submitting this application, we hope that you have taken the opportunity to fully review the Standards and the Self Study Guide and have determined that you are ready to pursue accreditation.

The Self Study provides the program leaders with a focused internal review process that will help them evaluate and document their program’s achievement of the NNPRFTC Standards for accreditation. It will also provide them with an opportunity to explore the alignment between the program’s operational and aspirational goals, thereby identifying possibilities for continued growth, innovation, improvement, and leadership.  The NNPRFTC will work with you to answer any questions about the process.

All documents noted above are located in the Apply section of the NNPRFTC website. The materials must be submitted electronically via the NNPRFTC’s website. Payment can be via check and sent to NNPRFTC Accreditation, 3509 Connecticut Ave, NW PBN 1121, Washingtn DC, 20008.  Please direct questions regarding the application process to the NNPRFTC staff at 202-780-9651 and via e-mail at accreditation@nppostgradtraining.com.

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Click Here to Complete Step 1: Notification of Intent to Apply Form Click Here to Complete Step 2: Application Form

3509 Connecticut Ave, NW
PBN 1121
Washington DC, 20008
Ph: 202-780-9651