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Jul 20, 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)...


Jul 05, 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...


Jun 23, 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...


Jun 22, 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...


Jun 22, 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...


May 25, 2016, 13:07 ET AANP Hails VA For Advancing Regulatory Proposal To Grant Veterans Full And Direct Access To Nurse Practitioners

 The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today applauds the VA for taking the critical step of putting forth a regulatory...


May 17, 2016, 13:58 ET AANP Urges Stroke Prevention and Risk Factor Screenings for Patients During National Stroke Awareness Month in May

In observation of National Stroke Awareness Month in May, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is urging patients to get screened...


Apr 29, 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...


Apr 25, 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...


Apr 11, 2016, 09:00 ET AANP Urges Cancer Prevention And Regular Cancer Screenings For Minority Populations

 In recognition of the impact of cancer on the African American, Hispanic, and Asian American communities, the American Association of Nurse...


Mar 21, 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...


Feb 03, 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...


Jan 21, 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...


Nov 11, 2015, 10:34 ET Nurse Practitioners voice support for legislation that will allow veterans timely access to health care

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


Nov 09, 2015, 08:00 ET National Nurse Practitioner Week - Celebrating 50 Years of NP Excellence

Nurse practitioners (NPs) have a special reason to celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 8 – 14, 2015. Fifty years ago, at the...


Nov 06, 2015, 11:19 ET Nurse Practitioners Urge Solution For VA Health Delays This Veterans Day

 The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is marking Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th, by calling for a common sense...


Jun 16, 2015, 10:30 ET Annual Income For Full-time Nurse Practitioners Up 10% Since 2011

Overall compensation for full-time nurse practitioners is on the rise, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), which...


Jun 02, 2015, 14:17 ET AANP Voices Support For Senate Bill Empowering Nurse Practitioners In The Veterans Health Administration

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is voicing its support for the Frontlines to Lifelines Act (S 297), a bill being heard...


Jun 02, 2015, 09:30 ET AANP Attends White House Forum On Antiobiotic Stewardship, Supports Efforts To Slow Emergence Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

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


May 12, 2015, 13:22 ET AANP Applauds Maryland For Right-Sizing Nurse Practitioner Regulations

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) praised Governor Larry Hogan and the legislators of Maryland for adopting a new...


Feb 26, 2015, 10:01 ET Nurse Practitioners Applaud Supreme Court Ruling

 The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has voiced its support for the U.S. Supreme Court decision in North Carolina State...


Feb 02, 2015, 09:00 ET AANP Launches National Multi-Media Campaign to Strengthen Public and Policymaker Awareness of Nurse Practitioners

 The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today announced the launch of an integrated multi-media campaign to strengthen public...