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National Nurse Practitioner Week

National Nurse Practitioner Week

National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.

This special week offers numerous opportunities to bring recognition to the NP role and increase awareness of the exceptional care that NPs provide.

Did you know...

  • there are 234,000 solutions to the primary health care shortage facing the United States today?
  • there are more than 234,000 nurse practitioners who provide patient-centered, accessible, high-quality health care to millions of patients nationwide?
  • 2 out of 3 patients support legislation for greater access to NP services?
  • NPs can order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests?
  • NPs can prescribe medication and other treatments?

To learn more about National Nurse Practitioner Week, visit American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) »


Special thanks to our UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing nurse practitioners!

  • Sarah Campbell, MS, APRN, FNP-C ›
  • Leah Centanni, MS, APRN, FNP-C ›
  • Tiffany Nielsen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C ›
  • Susanne Phillips, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP ›
  • Vanessa Rodriguez, MSN, APRN, FNP-C ›
  • Elizabeth Symanski, MS, APRN, FNP-C ›
  • Susan Tiso, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP ›
  • Candice Whealon, MS, APRN, FNP-C ›