Jillian Inouye, Associate Dean for Research at UNLV School of Nursing, received the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award (AANP) for Excellence during the conference in Las Vegas in June.
The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice. In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing the awareness and acceptance of NPs.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) represents the interests of about 157,000 NPs across the country, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care.
The organization provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers.