Nine Areas of Core Competencies for Nurse Practitioners

Discuss nine broad areas of core competencies that apply to all nurse practitioners, regardless of specialty or patient population focus.

For each of the nine NONPF (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties) competencies, explain how the program has prepared you to meet the competency. 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.