National NP Week is a great time to recognize some of our favorite healthcare professionals-- nurse practitioners! Celebrated November 13-19, 2016, National NP Week acknowledges the more than 222,000 practicing NPs in the U.S. in addition to the 20,000 new NPs finishing up their studies and entering the workforce. Further, it aims to remind "lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education."
Did you know that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first nurse practitioner (NP) program? Or that today there are more than 200,000 licensed NPs in the United States? With so much to celebrate, join us in recognizing the importance of National Nurse Practitioner Week to raise awareness for all those who deliver patient-centered, accessible, and high-quality health care to millions nationwide.
Nurse Practitioners (NPs)—this is your week! From November 13-19, 2011, in collaboration with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), let’s take the opportunity to celebrate the important work of these unique healthcare professionals.
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For nearly a half-century, nurse practitioners across the United States have provided comprehensive, cost-effective, patient-centered services to millions of Americans in need of primary, acute, and specialty healthcare services. Currently, there are 148,000 NPs practicing in the US with an estimated 9,500 new NPs completing their academic programs in 2010-2011. According to Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP, president of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners:
“Nurse practitioners have a proven track record of success, and research has shown that they provide high-quality primary care with outcomes that are similar to, or even better than, primary care physicians.”
What are you doing to celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week?