Nurse practitioners (NPs) and NP advocates will be honored during the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2013 National Conference in Las Vegas in June with the prestigious AANP State Award for Excellence. Among those being honored is Brandman faculty member Mary Mackenburg-Mohn,RN,PhD,CNP, who is an associate professor and Director of the Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program in the The Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions at Brandman University. She also maintains a practice in emergency medicine.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) represents the interests of approximately 157,000 NPs across the country, 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.
The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes an 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 NPs.