NONPF is the only organization specifically devoted to promoting high-quality nurse practitioner education.
Shannon K. Idzik, DNP ’10, MS ’03, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, has been named president-elect of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). NONPF is the only organization specifically devoted to promoting high-quality nurse practitioner (NP) education.
Idzik was named president-elect in April 2022 and will assume the role of president in April 2024. NONPF represents approximately 90% of all institutions in the United States with NP programs in addition to programs in Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries. The organization’s vision is of a workforce of highly skilled, adaptive, and diverse NP educators who are preparing the next generation of NPs to meet the evolving health care needs of our nation.
As the president-elect, Idzik will carry out functions delegated by the president and, in the absence of the president, act on that role’s behalf. She will serve as the chair for the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Steering Committee and represent the SIGs’ issues to the Board of Directors. Idzik previously served as the organization’s treasurer and as a NONPF representative to the 19-member taskforce that developed the 6th edition of National Taskforce Standards for Quality Nurse Practitioner Education.