The NP State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual NP in each state who has demonstrated excellence in NP clinical practice.
Connecticut Nurse Practitioner recipient: Dr. Kathleen Bonaventura
The Advocate State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs. Past recipients have included educators, legislators and physicians. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs.
Connecticut Advocate recipient: Rep. Sean Scanlon
Learn more about the AANP State Award for Excellence and how you can nominate a worthy NP or NP advocate.
AANP’s mission: To empower all nurse practitioners to advance quality health care through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.
Any organization of five or more NPs that supports this mission can become an organizational member of AANP. This includes state and local NP associations, specialty groups, NP educational programs at colleges and universities, etc.
AANP members have access to tracking state policy in all 50 states and U.S. territories. See what policy items are currently active in your state and discover what’s happening across the country when it comes to modernizing licensure, improving access to care and addressing patient care needs.