Press Releases & Announcements

Nurse Practitioners Educate and Increase Awareness During Stroke Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, an opportune time for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and nurse practitioners (NPs) to increase public awareness of stroke and its potential risk factors. The fourth highest cause of death in the United States, there are approximately 795,000 strokes each year, resulting in more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease.

What AANP is Doing

What the Public Can Do

What Nurse Practitioners Can Do


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 more than 205,000 NPs, including more than 68,000 individual members and 200 organizations, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. The organization 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.
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