University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Assistant Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs and Associate Professor Ashley Hodges, PhD, CRNP/Faculty, WHNP-BC, has been appointed to the Bylaws Committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) by the group’s executive director.
Hodges will serve a one-year term. The Bylaws Committee makes recommendations to the NONPF’s Board of Directors on the updating and revising of its bylaws.
NONPF is the only organization specifically devoted to promoting quality nurse practitioner (NP) education at the national and international levels. Starting in 1974 as a small group of educators meeting to develop the first NP curriculum guidelines, NONPF has evolved as the leading organization for NP faculty sharing the commitment of excellence in NP education. Today, the organization represents a global network of NP educators.
NONPF has achieved broad recognition for its leadership role in developing and maintaining NP educational resources. First released in 1990 and subsequently updated in 1995, 2000, 2002, and 2006, the NONPF domains and core competencies for NP practice have provided guidance to curriculum development across NP programs. NONPF has also led the development of entry-level competencies for NP specialty practice and of national guidelines for NP educational programs. These seminal documents support the preparation of highly qualified health professionals.
NONPF provides valuable resources and enhances the promotion and tenure of NP faculty.
Hodges earned her Master’s in Nursing from UAB in 1997 and her PhD in Nursing in 2008.
Hodges appointed to advisory post with NONPF
- December 10, 2015
Will provide insight to help shape the organization’s bylaws