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AANP State Award for Excellence Nominations

AUSTIN, TX -- Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2019 AANP State Award for Excellence. To be considered for the 2019 awards, nominations must be submitted electronically to AANP on the official 2019 State Award Nomination Form no later than October 10, 2018. Thank you in advance for taking the time to nominate deserving NPs and advocates.


The NP State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual NP in each state who has demonstrated excellence in NP clinical practice.

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. Examples of past recipients have been physicians, legislators, educators, etc. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education, or community affairs.

Only one award may be given per category in each state. One award focuses on a nurse practitioner and the other on a nurse practitioner advocate. Groups and organizations are not eligible to receive these awards. Current AANP state representatives and board members are not eligible for either state award category during their term of office.

Nominators must be current individual AANP members to nominate a candidate for a state award; however, the nominee does not have to be an AANP member.

Recipients Receive the Following from AANP:

  • All recipients receive a one-time waiver of their registration fee for the AANP 2019 National Conference in Indianapolis June 18-23, where they will be honored at the Salute to the States event
  • Current AANP member recipients receive a one-year extension on their membership, beginning at their current renewal date
  • Non-AANP members who are award recipients are given a one-year complimentary membership
  • States may recognize their award recipients throughout the year with individual awards or honors given at the discretion of the state representative

Nominations are open from August 6 thru October 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CDT.