Congratulations to AANP President Cindy Cooke!
Brownsboro, AL (June, 2014) – Cindy Cooke was elected President-Elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Board of Directors. Dr. Cooke begins her term of office on June 21, following the Annual Membership Meeting at the AANP National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
AANP's elected officers, professional staff, and more than 50,000 members are united by the vision of high-quality health care services for all by the patient's provider of choice. As AANP President-Elect, Dr. Cooke joins a distinguished list of nurse practitioner leaders who are committed to raising awareness of the exceptional care NPs provide and advocating for legislation that improves patients' access to that care.
As a family nurse practitioner for 15 years and a nurse for 39 years, Dr. Cooke has served the U.S. Army as a civilian for over 11 years, providing primary care to active duty and retired military members and their families. Nurse practitioners throughout our country fulfill many roles. Most are in primary care. There are a number in specialty care as well. NPs are educated to treat acute, chronic, and preventive health issues. NPs have the opportunity to change people's lives and to help improve the health of our nation one patient at a time.
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, 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. For more information, visit aanp.org. To locate an NP in your community, go to npfinder.com.
Editor's note: AANP is pleased to share the official results of the 2014 election. AANP members voted on forty-one positions in the election and approved all bylaw amendments.