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Call for Nominations — 2022 AANP State Award for Excellence

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Nominations for the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) State Award for Excellence are now being accepted. Awarded annually, the NP State Award for Excellence and the Advocate State Award for Excellence recognize individuals for their outstanding service on behalf of patients and the nurse practitioner (NP) role. Current AANP members are encouraged to help the association identify and honor a deserving NP and NP advocate in their state, district or territory.

Since its inception in 1991, the NP State Award for Excellence has recognized outstanding NP clinical practice and efforts to advance the image, profile and visibility of NPs. The state award was extended in 1993 to highlight the exceptional advocacy efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing the awareness and acceptance of NPs. Recipients of the Advocate State Award for Excellence are chosen for their contributions through ongoing work in policy, practice and education at the state level. Examples of past advocate recipients have been physicians, legislators, educators and others committed to the NP role. NPs are eligible for the advocate award based on nonclinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs.

In addition to the distinction of being named 2022 AANP State Award for Excellence recipients, those selected will receive the following from AANP:

  • All recipients will receive a waiver of their registration fee for the 2022 AANP National Conference.
  • Recipients who are current AANP members will receive a one-year extension of their membership, beginning at the current renewal date.
  • Non-AANP members who are recipients of state awards will be given a one-year complimentary AANP membership.
  • All recipients will receive a complimentary one-night stay at a conference hotel for the night of the Salute to the States award ceremony and reception.
  • Recipients will be recognized during the 2022 AANP National Conference, which is currently planned to be held in Orlando, Florida, in June 2022.

AANP membership is not required to be nominated for either award; however, only current AANP individual members can nominate candidates by submitting the 2022 State Award Nomination Form no later than September 10, 2021, at 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT).

View last year’s recipients, then learn more about making a nomination and view the prize package for award recipients.


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 325,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs' patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. To locate an NP in your community, visit For more information about NPs, visit For COVID-19 information from AANP, visit

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