"The nurse practitioner community has made it clear that they support this alliance and share our vision for one entity that represents the very best of what we have to offer as health care providers," said Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, current President of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. "Coming together better serves our members and benefits our patients who need nurse practitioners now more than ever."
"Today's health care environment demands more efficiency and innovation as we look to control costs and improve outcomes," said Jill Olmstead, MSN, NP-C, President of the American College of Nurse Practitioners. "This consolidation exemplifies how collaboration and future-forward thinking can bring about positive changes across the health care spectrum."
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Nurse practitioners are prepared at the graduate level, with master's degrees or doctorates, which enables them to provide many of the health care services typically associated with physicians. In addition to being expert clinicians, nurse practitioners also focus on health promotion and disease prevention, together with health education and counseling to guide patients in making smarter health and lifestyle choices.For more information about AANP, visit www.aanp.org. For more information about ACNP, visit www.acnpweb.org. SOURCE American Academy of Nurse Practitioners