Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)®-Theoretical Model

Attachment theory, human ecology theory, and social-cognitive or self-efficacy theory shape NFP. The model is client-centered, and client-identified goals drive it. NFP nurse home visitors use input from parents, nursing experience, nursing practice, and model-specific resources – coupled with the principles of motivational interviewing – to promote low-income, first-time mothers’ health during pregnancy, care of their child, and own personal growth and development.