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Throughout 2022, nurse practitioners (NPs) have continued to provide exceptional, person-centered care while serving as leaders in their communities. Despite the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, you have remained resilient, worked to remove practice barriers and increased vital access to NP-delivered care.
This has been a landmark year for hard-working NPs across the U.S. At both state and federal levels, The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® rang out loud and clear to help remove practice barriers. Now, 26 of the 50 U.S. states have secured Full Practice Authority (FPA)! Patients in New York and Kansas recently gained full and direct access to NP-delivered care, and now across more than half the nation, NPs are working at the top of their education and clinical preparation. In June 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6087, which would help ensure that federal workers can have their work-related injuries certified by an NP and have any related health care needs overseen by an NP. You can help move this bill forward by urging your Senator to take up and pass H.R. 6087.
Following these victories, NPs from across the country — and the world — celebrated the return of the in-person 2022 AANP National Conference by attending the opening general session and listening to the inspiring words of AANP President April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN. “In 2022, we’ve reached historic milestones as a profession, with U.S. News and World Report ranking the NP role the top health care job in America and more than 355,000 NPs now licensed nationwide. NPs truly are leading to advance the future of nursing and health care, and patients and policymakers are recognizing our vital role.” Continue to lead the future of health care — visit the AANP Advocacy Center to see how you can get involved in the next big advocacy victory.