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In recognition of the 51st anniversary of the inaugural Nurse Practitioner (NP) program, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is honoring these health care providers during National Nurse Practitioners Week, Nov. 13-19. The first nurse practitioner program was established at the University of Colorado (Boulder, Colo.), and now there are over 222,000 NPs licensed to practice in the U.S., with an additional 20,000 graduating each year. In 2013, Gardner-Webb University established the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program track as part of the Hunt School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Dr. Anna Hamrick, Hunt School of Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
Office of University Communications, "GWU Hunt School of Nursing Celebrates Contributions of Nurse Practitioners" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 746.