Lousiana Association of Nurse Practitioners

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Nurse Practitioner Advocates Honored at National AANP Conference

Nurse practitioner advocates, recipients of the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate, were honored at an awards ceremony and reception during the AANP 2018 National Conference.

Every year, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes outstanding achievements by nurse practitioners (NPs) and NP advocates in each state by presenting the AANP State Award for Excellence. These awards are distributed to the recipients throughout the year, with winners being recognized during the AANP national conference.
The State Award for Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes an NP in each state who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice. In 1993, the state award was extended to recognize the efforts of an individual who had made a significant contribution toward increasing the awareness and acceptance of NPs. Examples of past recipients of this award have been physicians, legislators, educators, etc. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education, or community affairs.
Congratulations to the AANP 2018 State Award winners in Louisiana!
Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE Rhonda Hensley, EdD, DNP