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ECBP-15.3 Data Details

ECBP-15.3 Increase the inclusion of evaluation of health sciences literature content in nurse practitioner training

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Collaborative Curriculum Survey; American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
98.1 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Number of Nurse Practitioner (NP) tracks in schools of nursing that includes the competency (evaluation of health sciences literature) in required courses, either as a separate course or integrated in other courses
Number of master’s degree NP clinical tracks in schools of nursing
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 Collaborative Curriculum Survey:


Indicate if the following content areas are included in your school's core master's courses. Graduate core is defined as the foundational curriculum content deemed essential for all students who pursue a master's degree in nursing regardless of specialty or functional focus. For those areas that are included in the curriculum, indicate if the content area is offered as a separate course or if the content is integrated in other core courses.

1. Counseling for health risk reduction Options

2. cultural diversity

3. evaluation of health sciences literature

4. environmental health

5. public health systems

6. global health


  1. N/O Not offered in Core Master's Courses
  2. SEP Offered as a Separate Core Course
  3. INT Offered and integrated in Other Core Courses
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable