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Nov 20, 2012, 10:14 ET

Nurse Practitioners Vote to Form New National Membership Organization

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and The American College of Nurse Practitioners will consolidate, creating The American Association of...

Nov 09, 2012, 10:23 ET

Recognizing Health Conditions Brought on by Stress of War and Military Life

 Asking the right questions can help health care providers identify debilitating conditions brought on by the stress of war and military...

Sep 19, 2012, 12:42 ET

Nurse Practitioners Respond To Misleading Report From The American Academy of Family Physicians

Angela Golden, President of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), today issued the following statement concerning the report,...

May 14, 2012, 10:46 ET

Nurse Practitioners Provide Solution To Shortage Of Primary Health Care Providers

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Launches National Public Awareness Campaign  With the United States facing a growing...

Apr 11, 2012, 12:59 ET

AANP Joins White House in National Health Care Initiative Serving Active Service Members and Veterans

With Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, "Joining Forces" calls attention to the critical role of nurse practitioners in caring for military...

Mar 26, 2012, 11:08 ET

Nurse Practitioners: The Key to Accessible and Cost-Effective Primary Health Care

Angela Golden, president elect of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, issued the following statement concerning the Patient Protection...

Nov 15, 2011, 11:33 ET

Nurse Practitioners Provide Solutions to the Healthcare Crisis

Nurse practitioners (NPs) across the country are celebrating National NP Week, November 13 – 19. As the healthcare provider shortage crisis...

Jun 23, 2011, 08:30 ET

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Joins "HAE: Learn About It, Talk About It," Consortium of Specialist Organizations Committed to Advancing Care of Patients With Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today announced it has joined a growing collaboration of professional organizations in the...

Nov 05, 2010, 15:29 ET

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Now Includes NPs as Independent Primary Care Providers

The Maryland Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) and the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland (NPAM) have been working with CareFirst to...

Jul 06, 2010, 10:54 ET

$15 Million in Funding Announced for Nurse Practitioner Led Clinics

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced the release of $15,000,000 for the operation of 10...

Jun 08, 2010, 09:00 ET

Nurse Practitioners Can Help Meet the Needs of 30 Million New Patients

With an estimated 30 million new patients entering the health care system due to the new health care reform package, experts are asking an...

May 13, 2010, 08:30 ET
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Young Women Urged to Recognize Symptoms of Widely Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder

To promote the importance of screening young women for von Willebrand disease (VWD), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today...

Mar 31, 2010, 13:26 ET

Dr. Tay Kopanos Named AANP Director of Health Policy/State Government Affairs

Dr. Tay Kopanos has been named Director of Health Policy/State Government Affairs, by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  Dr....

Mar 15, 2010, 17:18 ET

Nurse Practitioners Forge Ahead to Save Health Care in Maryland

The state of Maryland is entrenched in a major health care crisis.  The state has over 810,000 uninsured people and it is well documented that...

Dec 21, 2009, 18:25 ET

New Surveys Show U.S. Adults Confused About Symptoms, Treatments For Coughs Due To Cold Or Flu As Season Begins

Despite an increased concern for their health due to fears of the H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu), American adults frequently confuse their...

Jul 22, 2009, 17:49 ET

125,000 Solutions to the Primary Care Shortage - Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

There are 125,000 solutions to the primary care shortage facing this country - and those solutions are the 125,000 NPs practicing in the United...

Mar 18, 2009, 15:12 ET

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Announces New Chief Executive Officer

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) announces the appointment of Timothy R. Knettler to the position of AANP Chief Executive...

Nov 10, 2008, 13:01 ET

Celebrate 'Your Partner in Health - The Nurse Practitioner'

The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) is being showcased November 9-15, 2008, as NPs across the country celebrate more than four decades of...

Sep 05, 2008, 01:00 ET

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Executive Director Dr. Judith Dempster Announces Retirement

AUSTIN, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Judith Dempster, DNSc, FNP, FAANP has announced her retirement from the American Academy of Nurse...

Oct 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

Good Healthcare Just Got Easier to Find

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is good news for healthcare consumers. The once frustrating search to find a healthcare...