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NP Week

National Nurse Practitioner Week

NP Week
Gov. Jim Pillen signed a proclamation to honor NP Week. (Left to Right) Tara Whitmire, Jillian Negri, Gov. Jim Pillen, Miranda Kliment. Courtesy: Miranda Kliment

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annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so nurse practitioners (NPs) will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.

NP Week 2024 will be held November 10–16, 2024.

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 10-16, 2024.

Download the 2024 NP Week Proclamation


2023 NP Week Proclamation Map

Each state’s efforts to secure an NP Week proclamation are highlighted on AANP’s annual NP Week Proclamation Map. In 2023, states that received proclamations signed by any elected official were marked 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. Congratulations to NPs in Hawaii for submitting the first proclamation of 2023, signed by Governor Josh Green!

NP Week Proclamation Map