Annually, NHNPA recognizes outstanding NP's and supporters who have gone above and beyond to support our profession. Recipients are honored at the Northern New England Nurse Practitioner Conference.  Nominations are accepted year-round.

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NP of The Year - To qualify, the recipient must be: an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner and a full member in good standing of NHNPA. They should have made a significant contribution to the role of the Nurse Practitioner at the state and/or national level, in the areas of clinical, legislative, education and/or research. 

The NHNPA NP of the Year is chosen each year by a selection committee, which is composed of the past seven recipients of the award. Nominations are collected throughout the year and submitted to the Executive Director via the NHNPA website.  A formal announcement requesting nominations will be posted before January 15th of each year.  All nominations will be collected by February 15th and the committee will meet by March 1st.

Each year, the recipient of this award is nominated by NHNPA for the annual AANP State Award for Excellence. In the event, the NP cannot attend the National meeting the board may nominate another recipient.  

Advocate of the Year - The  Advocate of The Year Award  is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs. Examples of past recipients have been physicians, legislators and educators. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, serving as a preceptor, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs. 

Nominations will be accepted year-round on the NHNPA website and a formal announcement is posted before January 15th of each year.  All nominations will be collected by February 15th and sent to the Executive Director.    The selection committee consists of the current NHNPA Board of Directors who will make a decision by March 1st. 

Each year, the recipient of this award is nominated by NHNPA for the annual AANP Advocate State Award for Excellence. In the event, the NP cannot attend the National meeting the board may nominate another recipient. 

Lifetime of Service - The Lifetime of Service Award is presented each year to a NP who, during their professional career has made significant contributions to the role, scope and development of NH Nurse Practitioners.

Nominations will be accepted year-round on the NHNPA website and a formal announcement posted before January 15th of each year.  All nominations will be collected by February 15th and sent to the Executive Director.    The selection committee consists of the current NHNPA Board of Directors who will make a decision by March 1st.