From November 8th-14th, we are joining the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in honoring the NP’s role in strengthening patient health amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week
The theme for this year’s celebration of NP Week is “NPs Moving Forward: Today. Tomorrow. Together.” The 2020 commemoration occurs as NPs combat COVID-19 and the nursing community celebrates the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
There are more than 290,000 NPs licensed in the United States (AANP National Nurse Practitioner Database, 2020). NPs assess patients, order and interpret tests, make diagnoses and provide treatment — including prescribing medications. NPs practice in clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care centers, nursing homes and private practices across the country. As clinicians who blend clinical expertise with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs offer a comprehensive perspective to health care.
Thank you to all our NPs in the Stanford Medicine community! We support the work you do and we have information resources available specifically for your needs. Browse our available resources on our Nursing subject guide: