ECBP-15.4 Increase the inclusion of environmental health content in nurse practitioner training

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)
74.3 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of NP tracks in schools of nursing that includes the competency (environmental health) 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 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. 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


Methodology Notes

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Annual Medical School Questionnaire is fielded annually to all accredited medical schools in the United States that grant the M.D. degree. Overall response rates to the survey are 100%, and the response rate for the question used for this subobjective is typically 100%.