Nominations are now open for two special awards recognizing national leadership that will be presented at the AANP 2018 National Conference.
TheTowers Pinnacle Awardwas initiated in 2013 in honor of Jan Towers, PhD, NP-C, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, a long-time health policy expert. The award is presented annually to an individual who, through policy, practice or education has made outstanding contributions that resulted in increased national recognition for NPs and increased opportunities for NPs to provide care to patients.
TheSharp Cutting Edge Awardwas created in 1996 in honor of Nancy J. Sharp, MSN, RN, FAAN, a strong supporter of the NP role. Recipients of this award have shown leadership through innovative services, technologies or advocacy activities that advanced NP practice and patient care on a national level.
Please note that these awards are for achievements that have impacted the NP profession on a national level.
Nominations for these awards must be submitted electronically on theAANP National Leadership Awards Nomination Form. Any current AANP member may submit a nomination of 250 words or less detailing the reasons for nominating an individual for either award. Letters of support must also be received from at least two other individuals.
Thedeadline for submission of the nomination isFebruary 23, 2018. Award recipients will be notified in early March and should plan to be present at the AANP 2018 National Conference in DenverJune 26-July 1to accept their award. Recipients will receive round trip airfare for the 2018 conference and one night accommodations at a conference hotel.