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April 18, 2017
Standing in Support
Standing in Support

CANP has announced its official endorsement of Sen. Ed Hernandez in the 2018 race for Lieutenant Governor. The announcement marks the first time in its history that CANP has endorsed a candidate for statewide office.

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May 25, 2016
Expert Advocate
Expert Advocate

Micah Weinberg, President of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and a nationally-renowned health policy expert, is honored by CANP as 2015’s NP Advocate of the Year during a presentation conducted as part of the Lobby Day 16 program.

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May 4, 2016
Prominent New Supporter
Prominent New Supporter

Senate Bill 323 (Hernandez-Eggman), which would permit California nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education, experience and expertise, gained a prominent new backer when the Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) California announced its support for the measure.

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June 3, 2015
Honored Ally
Honored Ally

CANP recognizes Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins as 2014’s Nurse Practitioner Advocate of the Year during a presentation conducted as part of the Lobby Day 15 program.

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February 23, 2015
New Full Practice Authority Bill Introduced
New Full Practice Authority Bill Introduced

Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) and Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) today introduced legislation – Senate Bill 323 – that will grant full practice authority to nurse practitioners in California, joining 20 other states and the District of Columbia as jurisdictions that permit NPs to practice to the full extent of their education, experience and expertise.

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November 8, 2014
National NP Week Celebrated November 9-15
National NP Week Celebrated November 9-15

More than 18,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) from across California will commemorate National Nurse Practitioner Week November 9-15, celebrating accomplishments within the profession and promoting the importance of NPs in our rapidly-evolving health care delivery system.

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April 30, 2014
Report Backs Full Practice Authority for NPs
Report Backs Full Practice Authority for NPs

With more than 3.3 million more Californians now covered by the Affordable Health Care Act and Medi-Cal, granting full practice authority to nurse practitioners is “one of the most effective steps” California can take to increase the supply of primary care providers while maintaining high quality health care and driving down costs, according to a report released by the Bay Area Council.

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March 22, 2014
Honored by Their Peers
Honored by Their Peers

Orange County played host to the 37th Annual Educational Conference, and a pair of Orange County chapter members garnered high honors during the presentation of the 2014 CANP Awards.

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March 23, 2013
Well-Earned Honors for CANP Luminaries
Well-Earned Honors for CANP Luminaries

Acknowledged leaders both as health care providers and advocates for their profession, Surani Kwan and Debra Palmer were honored by their peers during CANP’s 36th Annual Educational Conference.

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December 21, 2012
Viewpoint: Who Will Fill the Health Care Provider Gap?
Viewpoint: Who Will Fill the Health Care Provider Gap?

CANP President Beth Haney writes that nurse practitioners are already in the exact places where demand for health services will increase.

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