Helpful Acronyms

Below are common acronyms used in this SoN Faculty Handbook and in SNO meetings.

AACN: American Association of Colleges of Nursing

AFO: Aggregate Faculty Outcomes

CCNE: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

CAPP: Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning

CIC: Curriculum and Instruction Committee

CCNL: Center for Continued Nursing Learning

DNP: Doctor of Nursing Practice

EC: Executive Committee

ELMSN: Entry Level Masters of Science in Nursing

EPC: Educational Policy Committee (PLU campus)

eFAR: Electronic Faculty Activity Report

FERPA: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

FNP: Family Nurse Practitioner

HPRB: Human Participants Review Board

NONPF: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

NWCCU: Northwest Commission on Colleges and University

PEC: Performance Evaluation Committee

PMHNP: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner