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Nov 19, 2017, 15:03 ET American Association of Nurse Practitioners Responds to American Medical Association Amendment to Resolution 214

The following statement is attributable to Joyce Knestrick, PhD, APRN, C-FNP, FAANP, concerning the American Medical Association's call for a...


Nov 13, 2017, 06:00 ET Nurse Practitioners Recognized for High-Quality Health Care

With more than 234,000 licensed nurse practitioners (NPs) providing exceptional health care to patients throughout the country, there is much to...


Sep 22, 2017, 17:20 ET AANP President urges Senate to Ensure Health Care Legislation Upholds Patient Protections, Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions

The following statement is being issued by AANP President Joyce Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, FAANP: "As the Senate moves closer to action on health...


Jul 11, 2017, 07:10 ET American Association of Nurse Practitioners Honored with Aster, ASAE 'Power of A' Awards

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has been awarded two Aster Awards for excellence in health care advertising as well as a...


Jun 22, 2017, 12:35 ET AANP Inaugurates New President at the National Conference in Philadelphia

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) – the largest professional membership organization representing nurse practitioners...


Jun 22, 2017, 09:49 ET AANP National Conference Readies Nurse Practitioners with New Tools to Fight Opioid Addiction

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) will focus on combating the opioid epidemic at its national conference, which kicks off this...


Jun 06, 2017, 16:20 ET More than 234,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the United States

More than 234,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) are licensed in the United States, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP),...


May 24, 2017, 12:14 ET Nurse Practitioners Urge Congress to Ensure Stable Funding for Essential Health Care Programs

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


May 15, 2017, 08:23 ET Nurse Practitioners Urge Stroke Awareness for National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is working on the front lines to educate people...


May 05, 2017, 08:47 ET NPs Urge Senate to Ensure Health Care Legislation Upholds Patient Protections, Coverage for Preexisting Conditions

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017. As the bill moves to the Senate, the American...


Apr 20, 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...


Mar 27, 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...


Mar 22, 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...


Mar 17, 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...


Mar 08, 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...


Feb 27, 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...


Feb 23, 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...


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...