Chicago - The steering committee of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners has announced the approval of its bylaws.
The overall purpose of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners is to promote high standards of health care as delivered by nurse practitioners and to act as a forum to enhance the identity and continuity of nurse practitioners. It is nationwide in scope and welcomes all nurse practitioners regardless of specialty. The first year's focus will be on networking and communications. A fact-sheet will be sent to members on a monthly basis starting June, 1985; press releases on pertinent topics will be sent to nursing journals; and a national mailing list of nurse practitioners will be assembled. Ten geographical regions have been established based on the regions used by the National Health Service Corps. Regional directors will be identified whose roles will include networking and communications within their regions. Fifty state representatives will be identified to further facilitate networking and communications within individual states.
Membership is available to any nurse practitioner. Dues are $60.00 per year. Additional information is available from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 179 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, MA 01851.