Every day, nurse practitioners (NPs) are saving lives and improving the health of our friends and family. To honor their heroic efforts, communities nationwide are joining in recognizing the critical role of NPs as part of the annual National Nurse Practitioner Week (NP Week) celebration, taking place November 7th through November 13th.

There are over 15,000 nurse practitioners in the state of Virginia working in clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care centers, nursing homes and private practices — wherever patients are in need — and continuing to provide front-line care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you know a nurse practitioner as a friend, colleague or provider, please give them a thank you when you see them, especially during nurse practitioner week. To access a wealth of timely health care resources, explore ways to protect your health during the COVID-19 pandemic and learn more about NPs or locate an NP near you, you can visit wechoosenps.org.