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Feb 15, 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...


Feb 14, 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...


Dec 13, 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...


Nov 14, 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...


Nov 11, 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...


Oct 12, 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...


Sep 01, 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...


Jul 25, 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...


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...


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...


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...


Oct 01, 2015, 10:00 ET American Association of Nurse Practitioners Partners with National Breast Cancer Foundation to Launch Awareness Campaign

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


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...


Jan 22, 2015, 11:54 ET Nurse Practitioners Urge Congress To Reform Medicare Provider Reimbursment

 In his testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health, Ken Miller, PhD, RN, CFNP, FAAN, FAANP, President of...


Jan 21, 2015, 09:30 ET 2015 Nurse Practitioner Ranks Surge To 205,000, Nearly Doubling Over Past Decade

 The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today released data showing that the number of nurse practitioners licensed in the...