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20 Apr, 2017, 08:23 ET Nurse Practitioners Encourage Americans to Improve Sleep Habits for Better Health

In recognition of Sleep Awareness Week™, April 23-30, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) urges patients to prioritize their...


27 Mar, 2017, 14:10 ET AANP Celebrates 75,000 Member Milestone

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of...


22 Mar, 2017, 19:15 ET Nurse Practitioners Respond to New Version of American Health Care Act

As lawmakers continue to consider modifications to H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA), the American Association of Nurse...


17 Mar, 2017, 10:42 ET Nurse Practitioners Urge President Trump, Congress to Reconsider Cuts to Health Care Workforce Training

In response to President Trump's FY 2018 budget proposal, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) released the following statement...


08 Mar, 2017, 08:23 ET Nurse Practitioners Highlight Strategies to Improve Kidney Health

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) urges patients to take action to improve their kidney health during National Kidney Month in...


27 Feb, 2017, 13:59 ET Nurse Practitioners Gather in Washington with Patient-first Message

This week the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest professional organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) in the...


23 Feb, 2017, 13:06 ET Nurse Practitioners Salute South Dakota for New Health Care Law

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today commends Governor Daugaard and the South Dakota Legislature for enacting into law...


15 Feb, 2017, 10:51 ET Nurse Practitioners Encourage Heart-to-Heart Conversations to Prevent Heart Disease

One in three U.S. adults lives with hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and only 54 percent of those diagnosed with the...


14 Feb, 2017, 14:16 ET Nursing Organizations Urge President Trump, Congress to Make High-Quality, Affordable Health Care Access a Top Reform Priority

America's leading nursing organizations and the over 3.5 million nurses they represent, today called on the Trump Administration and Congress to...


13 Dec, 2016, 14:37 ET Veterans Gain Better Access to Care

Dr. Cindy Cooke DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) issued the following statement after the...


14 Nov, 2016, 10:57 ET America's Health Care Providers of Choice Honored During National Nurse Practitioner Week

From November 13-19, 2016, nurse practitioners will be honored for their outstanding contributions to patient health during National Nurse...


11 Nov, 2016, 06:03 ET Nurse Practitioners and Veterans Call on VA to Enact Proposed Rule

This Veterans Day, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the nation's largest organization of nurse practitioners, and Veterans...


12 Oct, 2016, 11:08 ET American Association of Nurse Practitioners reaches 70,000 member milestone

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), today announced it has reached the milestone of 70,000 members. AANP is the largest...


01 Sep, 2016, 14:19 ET AANP Urges Patients & Providers To Address Undertreatment Of Chronic Pain

 The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is calling on patients and health care providers to combat the undertreatment of...


25 Jul, 2016, 14:50 ET AANP and Air Force Sergeants Association Urge VA to Swiftly Enact Proposed Rule

Veterans Deserve Care, a grassroots campaign led by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) with support from the Air Force...


20 Jul, 2016, 14:55 ET National Survey Finds Overwhelming Support For VA Rule Granting Veterans Direct Access To Nurse Practitioner Care

 A national survey released today by Veterans Deserve Care, a grassroots campaign led by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)...


05 Jul, 2016, 10:58 ET Veterans Deserve Care Launches National Campaign Supporting Veterans' Access To Health Care

Led by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and supported by veterans, caregivers and citizens nationwide, Veterans Deserve Care...


23 Jun, 2016, 15:14 ET AANP & Veteran Groups Call for Streamlined Access to Veterans' Health Care

 The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today was joined by representatives from key veteran groups in calling for swift...


22 Jun, 2016, 10:24 ET San Antonio Veteran Groups Partner with American Association of Nurse Practitioners to Support Veterans' Access to Health Care

 Nearly 5,000 Nurse Practitioners are gathering in San Antonio, Texas from June 21-26 to advance solutions that will ensure US veterans...


22 Jun, 2016, 09:00 ET NPs Play Major Role in the Provision of Care to America's Most Vulnerable, as the Workforce Exceeds 222,000

There are now more than 222,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the United States and they are playing a major role in the provision of care to...


29 Apr, 2016, 11:54 ET AANP and Nursing Organizations Launch Initiative to Combat Opioid Abuse and Promote Safe Prescribing

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and other leading nursing organizations announced today a new educational series to combat...


25 Apr, 2016, 10:18 ET Nurse Practitioners Lead Effort to Immunize Children in Ecuador and Guatemala

 Dr. Kathy Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP, a nurse practitioner and member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners...


21 Mar, 2016, 12:00 ET Nurse Practitioners Urge Congress To Improve Health Care Access

On Tuesday, March 22, nearly 300 members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) will call on Congress to strengthen patient...


03 Feb, 2016, 14:35 ET AANP Applauds President Obama's Recognition of the Vital Role Nurse Practitioners Play in Addressing Our Nation's Opioid Epidemic

President Obama announced $1.1 billion in new funding to address America's prescription opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic.  The proposal...


21 Jan, 2016, 11:43 ET AANP Congratulates Representative Linda Upmeyer on Becoming Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) congratulates Representative Linda Upmeyer on her swearing in as Speaker of the Iowa House...