Each year, the second week in November is declared National Nurse Practitioner Week. The occasion is not only a great opportunity to recognize the many contributions of nurse practitioners, but also to promote awareness of NPs and the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP).
NP Week 2018 took place November 11-17, but CANP is continuing the spirit throughout the month, offering two free months of membership to NEW members who join during the month of November. Spread the word among your NP colleagues as one more way to promote both the NP profession and the only organization solely dedicated to advancing the cause of nurse practitioners in California.
The single most important way to promote NP awareness is through district office visits with your state Assembly Members and Senators. NP Week is certainly an ideal time to conduct such outreach, but it is vital that such efforts continue year-round. Contact your CANP chapter leaders for more details on how to build on the spirit of NP Week in a way that truly impacts the future of the NP profession.