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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annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that nurse practitioners (NPs) will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.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 is available and a resource guide is being developed to assist you in the annual celebration. The resource guide will include 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 November 8–14, 2020.
Each state’s efforts to secure an NP Week proclamation are highlighted on AANP’s annual NP Week Proclamation Map. This year, states that receive proclamations signed by any elected official will be green on the map — or even better — filled with pictures of NPs who were present for the signing or an image of the proclamation itself. In 2019, NP Week proclamations were signed by 47 governors, which set a new record.
Congratulations to Oregon for submitting the first proclamation of 2020, signed by Governor Kate Brown! Beginning in mid-October, the map will be updated to include states with proclamations received thus far.
Download and print or digitally share these posters via social media to encourage awareness of the NP role during NP Week.