Implementing Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)®
Implementation last updated: 2019
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Prerequisites for implementation
Type of implementing program
Staff education and experience
The NSO requires that a full-time nursing supervisor oversees no more than eight individual nurse home visitors.
Nursing supervisors provide nurse home visitors with clinical and reflective supervision and facilitate professional development essential to the nurse home visitor role. Clinical supervision involves discussing topics such as client care and how to translate into practice the theories on which NFP is based. During reflective supervision, the supervisor and nurse home visitor discuss the nurse home visitor’s work with clients, the impact of the work on the nurse home visitor, and strategies to strengthen the nurse home visitor’s client relationships. Supervisory activities include one-on-one clinical and reflective supervision, case conferences, team meetings, and field supervision.
NSO nurse consultants regularly meet with nurse supervisors, by teleconference, video conference, and in person, to support operational efficiency, clinical practice, quality improvement, and implementation fidelity through collaborative data analysis, goal setting, and monitoring of progress.
Staff ratio requirements
Data systems/technology requirements
The information contained on this page was last updated in October 2019. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office on October 28, 2019. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.