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.

Health Justice Purpose Statement

CANP commits to align with anti-racism and social justice tenets in support of nurse practitioners as they bridge the gaps in health care and meet the needs of their patients. We pledge to look closely at our organization on every level to address the problems of systemic and individual racism. We recognize the adverse health effects of racism and social inequities. We are willing as individuals and as an association to acknowledge our implicit biases and to make changes to remedy racism and social injustice. Collectively and individually, we advocate for equitable, inclusive and compassionate health care for all people.

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