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National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that nurse practitioners (NPs) will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.
The NP role needs you! This special week offers numerous opportunities to bring recognition to the NP role and increase awareness of the exceptional care that NPs provide. The NP Week Proclamation and resource guide are available to assist you in the annual celebration. The resource guide includes information such as a sample news release, talking points, an NP fact sheet, community activities, a media interview guide, posters and guidelines for writing a letter to the editor. Mark your calendars to celebrate again next year from November 8–14, 2020.
Each state’s efforts to secure an NP Week proclamation are highlighted on AANP’s annual NP Week Proclamation Map. Make sure your state is included on the map! Email your proclamations and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. States that receive proclamations signed by their governors will be green on the map, or even better, highlighted with pictures of NPs who were present for the signing or an image of the proclamation itself. Proclamations were signed by governors of 46 states in 2018, and that record was broken again in 2019 when proclamations were signed by 47 governors!
As of 11/19/2019