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Nursing Letter in Support of Children's Health

AUSTIN, TX -- AANP has concerns about separating children from their parents and the long term mental and physical health issues related to separation. Nurse practitioners have a role in working with and caring for families. We believe a compassionate position should be taken to ensure the health and well-being of children. Today, AANP joined 32 of our Nursing Community Coalition colleagues in a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen J. Nielsen, urging the Department and the Administration to protect the health and wellness of immigrant children. Access the letter.

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 234,000 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 NP 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 a nurse practitioner in your community, go to For more information about NPs, visit