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annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.
The special week offered numerous opportunities to bring recognition to the NP role and increase awareness of the exceptional care that NPs provide. The NP Week Resource Guide contains information such as a sample news release, talking points, an NP fact sheet, community activities, a media interview guide, and guidelines for writing a letter to the editor.
2014 National Nurse Practitioner Week was celebrated November 9-15, 2014. This special week held numerous opportunities to bring recognition to the NP role and increase awareness of the exceptional contributions NPs make to the health of millions of Americans.
Refer to AANP's 2014 National NP Week Resource Guide for tools that help you plan activities to celebrate the important role of nurse practitioners and highlight the meaningful difference NPs make in the lives of their patients. NP Week is also an opportune time to help educate lawmakers and the public about the benefits of NP delivered health care. Happy NP Week!