Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week!
Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week- a time to celebrate the nurse practitioner (NP) role and the excellent care you give to patients, families, and communities. I am honored to represent almost 400 active members of our organization in the St Louis metro area with over 700 additional followers.
On Tuesday this week, several of our organization's board members will be joining me in Jefferson City as our governor Mike Parsons signs a proclamation announcing the integral role we as NPs play in our state and advocating for better utilization of NPs through changes in law and policy so that more and more patients have access to the amazing care given my NPs.
Our organization will be celebrating NP week at our upcoming dinner meeting on November 18th at St Louis Soccer Club. Please join us- we will have a photo booth, multiple door prizes, and will be hosting a coat drive to help those in need in our community during the cold winter months.
THANK YOU for all you do each and every day. I know the hours can be long and the days stressful but you are doing amazing work and improving the lives of thousands of patients. This is your week. Happy NP Week!
Maria Walls APRN, MSN, ANP-C
President, St Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice