AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) has announced the AANP State Award for Excellence award recipients for 2019. Every year, AANP recognizes outstanding achievements by nurse practitioners (NPs) and NP advocates in each state. State Award for Excellence winners will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, June 21, during the 2019 AANP National Conference at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, June 18-23.
Established in 1991, the State Award for Excellence recognizes an NP in each state who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice. In 1993, the state award for NP advocate was added to recognize the efforts of an individual who had made a significant contribution toward increasing the awareness and recognition of NPs. Examples of past recipients of this award have been physicians, legislators, educators, etc. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education, or community affairs. For more information about NPs, visit AANP.org. To locate an NP near you, visit NPFinder.com.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 270,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. For more information about NPs, visit aanp.org.
SOURCE American Association of Nurse Practitioners