Hawai'i APRNs Recognized by AANP
Each year the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes supporters of nursing from across the country, in two categories: nurse practitioners who have made outstanding contributions; and advocates who have made significant contributions toward increasing the awareness and acceptance of nurse practitioners. This year AANP gave its State Award for Excellence to a number of advocates with close ties to the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Center's Director, Laura Reichhardt, MS, APRN, NP-C received the 2018 State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate. Jared Medeiros, APRN, received the 2018 State Award for Nurse Practitioners for his work at Lanai Community Health Center. They were recognized at June's AANP National Conference in Denver, Colorado.