May 2018 - Volume 30 - Issue 5

  • Charon A. Pierson, PhD, GNP, BC, FAANP
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AANP President Testifies Before Congress on Importance of Investing in NP Workforce

On Thursday, April 26, AANP President Joyce Knestrick, PhD, APRN, CFNP, FAANP, testified before the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education.  During her remarks at the morning's hearing, Knestrick advocated for continued investments in nursing education and workforce programs. She highlighted how such investments have a direct and positive impact on the health of our nation and addressing one of our most urgent public health challenges: the opioid epidemic.  View press release at

AANP President Joyce Knestrick Met with Surgeon General

On Wednesday, April 25, AANP President Dr. Joyce Knestrick met with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams. The two discussed the important role access to health care plays in creating healthy communities. As many of you know, the Surgeon General spoke at AANP's 2018 Health Policy Conference, at which time he noted the link between the economy and health care. AANP looks forward to our continued work with the Surgeon General's office.

Build Your Personal NP Community at AANP 2018 National Conference

You are a part of the AANP community of 85,000+ members nationwide, but how many of them do you actually know? How many can you call with questions, to exchange clinical pearls or even just to chat?   Attending AANP 2018 National Conference is the perfect opportunity to build your own personal community. Meet and mingle, network, share stories and insights and build long-term friendships with other NPs. The relationships you foster here will last a lifetime, and the contacts you make will be an invaluable resource for advancing your career and delivering the highest quality patient care!   Join us in Denver June 26-July 1. Hotel room blocks and CE sessions are filling, so register now!


New AANP Austin Headquarters

We are excited about the many new opportunities this cutting-edge facility will provide. As we continue our mission to empower the more than 248,000 NPs nationwide, we look forward to leveraging this resource to even better serve as The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®. Meet the future home of your association!


AANP CE on Mental Health Disorders

May is Mental Health Month. Show your support by participating in this soon to expire activity focusing on major depressive disorder (MDD), Improving the Management of Depression in Primary Care: Insights into Diagnosis and Treatment (offering 1.0 CE , which includes .50 pharmacology). Extend your knowledge, skills and competency in diagnosing and selecting optimal individualized therapy for adults with MDD, ultimately helping to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. This activity is provided by an educational grant from Forest Laboratories, Inc. and is offered at no cost to AANP members and non-members. Don't delay, register today! Visit the AANP CE Center for details.

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