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Combating COVID-19 and Advancing the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Role

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As the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is committed to supporting NPs and NP students every step of the way.

When the World Health Assembly designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, AANP was excited to highlight the NP role in new and exciting ways. NPs and the communities they serve have faced countless challenges this year, and the bravery, ingenuity and resilience NPs have demonstrated while caring for patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic will not be forgotten.

As we face these difficult times together, know that AANP remains committed to increasing awareness of the NP role, equipping NPs with the critical resources and continuing education (CE) needed to provide high-quality patient care, advocating for NPs and patients at both the state and federal levels and increasing access to the many benefits of AANP membership and events by offering exceptionally low rates.

Join the movement today or share the following information and discounts with colleagues by using the social media share buttons above.

COVID-19 Commercial

AANP launched a national multimedia campaign highlighting the work NPs are doing to ensure patients have access to quality care amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The "NPs Combat COVID" campaign includes a television commercial featuring photos and videos of real NPs working on the COVID-19 front lines. A patient-facing website,, helps educate patients about the coronavirus and the NP role. Watch the video below.

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COVID-19 Resources and CE

Health care delivery continues evolving to ensure that patients have access to the primary, acute and specialty care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. NPs can stay appraised of related legislative and regulatory changes, access the most current COVID-19 information and discover telehealth tips and more with AANP’s collection of COVID-19 recommendations for NPs.

On July 30, a free, live webinar — A Case in the Life: COVID-19 — was presented by Bob Smithing, MSN FNP, ARNP, FAANP, and Paula Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, to provide a solid foundation for NPs who are diagnosing and treating patients with COVID-19. There is still time to access this webinar! Simply register, take the pre-test and watch the webinar on demand in the AANP CE Center by August 24 to earn 2.5 contact hours of CE credit, 0.25 of which may be applied toward pharmacology.

AANPconnect: An Online Conference Experience

In recognition of the hardships that many have endured this year and the ongoing need for high-quality CE, AANP is pleased to offer up to 60 hours of CE credit at a minimum cost for the NP community — just $99 for AANP members and $39 for AANP student members. Choose from more than 55 on-demand and live sessions delivered straight to you while connecting with NP colleagues, exploring exhibitor pages to see the latest products and services related to NP practice and so much more.

Join the Movement Using the TOGETHER Discount Code

NPs continue to be on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, making this an especially important time to be a part of the professional community of NPs dedicated to advancing the NP role. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP is more than a community. It is a movement of more than 121,000 members pushing for positive changes that advance the NP role and improve the health of our country.

Join the movement today and let your voice be heard. Use promo code TOGETHER at checkout to receive a $20 discount on an NP membership. Share this discount with colleagues by using the social media buttons at the top and bottom of this page.


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