Mission, Vision, Values & Goals

Guiding Principles

The Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Core Values and Strategic Goals provide a framework for CANP's success. They were created by the Board of Directors and CANP staff during a two-day strategic planning session held May 5-6, 2012. Strategic Goals were refined in January, 2018 as part of the development of the Association's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Mission Statement

CANP is the unifying voice and networking forum for nurse practitioners, providing expert guidance and advancing the nurse practitioner profession statewide. We are committed to:

  • Supporting nurse practitioners
  • Bridging the gaps in health care
  • Meeting the needs of patients

Vision Statement

CANP will revolutionize health care and the role of the nurse practitioner.

Core Values

Integrity: We are committed to honesty and transparency in everything we do.

Compassion: We act with kindness and consideration toward others.

Respect: We are considerate of the differences of individuals and their respective contributions.

Accountability: Our ethics are demonstrated through our actions.

Communication and Collaboration: We endorse collaboration and are open to communication and feedback for continual improvement.

Professional Diversity: We are the only organization that advocates on behalf of all nurse practitioners.

Innovation: Through visionary leadership, we act with intention while encouraging creativity and new ideas.

Strategic Goals

Membership: Increase the awareness of CANP’s value to grow membership.

Leadership and Governance: Develop stronger governance and leadership through an integrated statewide governance system.

Communications: Communicate the value and role of NPs and position the Association as the only organization acting on behalf of them.

Advocacy/Government Relations: Advocate for NPs on policy and practice issues, expand access to care for patients, build grassroots advocacy at the chapter level, and grow the PAC fund.

Education/Professional Development: Foster and promote professional development opportunities to advance the NP practice.

Corporate Members