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Louise O'Keefe, PhD, CRNP, Receives Alabama State Award for Excellence from AANP

Posted over 3 years ago by Susan Alexander

Nurse Practitioners and Advocates to Be Honored At National AANP Conference

LOCAL DATELINE (Month, Day) – Nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner advocates, recipients of the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2014 State Award for Excellence, were honored at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2014 National Conference June 17-22, 2014 in Nashville, TN. (NP name) of (city, state) was among the recipients honored.

The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner (NP) in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice. In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing the awareness and acceptance of the NP.

Louise O'Keefe, PhD, CRNP

  • Opened the first faculty/staff clinic at the University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Valued mentor and preceptor for other faculty and students

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties. It represents the interests of the nation's 189,000 NPs, including more than 50,000 members, providing a unified networking platform, and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. The organization provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers.

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