Nurse practitioners (NPs) have been providing high-quality patient care for more than half a century. The recent uptick in misinformation about NPs in the media has prompted AANP to take action. Anyone can use the Report Now form to notify AANP about negative or inaccurate content. AANP members have access to a list of issues that were recently reported, including the association's responses. Comprehensive talking points are also available to help inform members, policymakers and the public about common myths and provide facts that help mitigate misinformation.
All NPs are encouraged to report negative statements made about the NP role—either on the web, television or radio; in the newspaper or other print materials; in advertising; or on social media. The identity of those who submit reports will be kept strictly confidential.
Keep track of issues that have recently been reported and read AANP's responses. Thank you to all who partner with AANP to correct misinformation about NPs, the NP role and AANP when and where it occurs.
AANP has developed the following talking points for NPs to use to respond to misinformation and dispel the myths that stand in the way of patient choice and full-and-direct access to NP-delivered care.