The 2020 AANP State Award Nominations are OPEN!
The nomination process has opened for the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Award for Clinical Excellence and for Advocacy for 2020. As reminders, our Clinical Excellence Award recipient for 2019 is Fiona Druy and the recipient for our Advocacy Award is JoAnn Webb.
The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, established in 1991, recognizes an individual nurse practitioner (NP) who demonstrates clinical excellence. The Award for Advocacy was later added to recognize the efforts of an individual who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and acceptance of NPs. The Advocacy award nomination can include but is not limited to Nurse Practitioners. Past examples include other clinicians, legislators, educators, preceptors and/or mentors. The awardees will be recognized at the AANP National Conference, the week of June 23rd, 2020 in New Orleans.
Nominators must be current AANP members; however, nominees do not have to be AANP members to be nominated for a State Award for Excellence.
Please consider nominating a peer. Follow this link to start the nomination process: https://www.aanp.org/
Recently, I was featured in an article in the Washington Examiner that discussed FPA (Full Practice Authority). https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/nurse-practitioners-fight-for-more-freedom
While the District has enjoyed many years of unrestricted practice, it is important that we understand the struggle other states have had in order to work to their full scope of practice in an unrestricted environment. Additionally, we need to continually monitor our own practice in the District. Please stay up to date with our federal advocacy team and proposed bills. Follow this link to sign on your support: https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/advocacy-center