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Nominations are now open for two special awards for national leadership that will be presented at the AANP 2017 National Conference. The Towers Pinnacle Award was initiated in 2013 in honor of Jan Towers, PhD, NP-C, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, a long-time health policy expert. The award is presented annually to an individual who, through policy, practice, or education, has made outstanding contributions that resulted in increased national recognition for NPs and increased opportunities for NPs to provide care to patients. The Sharp Cutting Edge Award was created in 1996 in honor of Nancy J. Sharp, MSN, RN, FAAN, a strong supporter of the NP role. Recipients of this award have shown leadership through innovative services, technologies or advocacy activities that advanced NP practice and patient care on a national level. Please note that these awards are for achievements on a national level.
Nominations for these awards must be submitted electronically on the AANP National Leadership Award Nomination Form. Any current AANP member may submit a nomination of 250 words or less detailing the reasons for nominating the individual for either award. Deadline for submission of the nomination is February 24, 2017. Award recipients will be notified in early March and should plan to be present at the AANP 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia, June 20 - 25 to accept their award. Recipients will receive round trip airfare for the 2017 conference and one night accommodations at a conference hotel.