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Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners

Happy Nurse Practitioners Week, Nov. 12-18, 2017

Posted 5 months ago by Lila Pennington

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The Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners wishes all of you a very happy NP week!  We all know what we do and how important it is to the health of Missourians; however, sometimes we are not very good at communicating that to others.  To assist you when you talk with others about what NPs do, I have uploaded some attachments.  Two of them are from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and describe who we are and what we do.  One of the AANP graphics has a health professional shortage area map of Maine.  I could not find a HPSA Map of Missouri alone, but I did find two national HPSA maps which show how much of Missouri is covered by health professional shortage areas - one is for primary care and the other is for mental health.  These are 2 major areas where NPs can and do make a huge difference in the health care of Missourians.

Lila Pennington

President