Recognition and Award Opportunities

Honoring Outstanding Nurse Practitioners (NPs) for the Work You Do

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Recognition and Award Opportunities

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is honored to give awards to its outstanding members and NP thought leaders. Explore the award opportunities below.

State Award for Excellence

Presented annually to one NP and one NP advocate in each state, the State Award for Excellence recognizes excellence in NP clinical practice and significant contributions toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs. Nominations are open from August 4 thru September 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. CT.

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View the 2020 Recipients


National Leadership Awards

These two awards — the Towers Pinnacle Award and Sharp Cutting Edge Award — honor individuals who have contributed significantly to the national recognition and advancement of NPs.

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Health Monitor® LifeChanger Award

AANP partner Health Monitor Network proudly offers the LifeChanger Award each year at the AANP National Conference to an outstanding, patient-nominated NP.

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