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National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week Honors NP Role in Strengthening Patient Health Amid Backdrop of COVID-19 Pandemic, Year of the Nurse

BURIEN, WA (November 8th, 2020) – Communities nationwide join Burien to honor the critical role of NPs, who are championing the health of America’s patients, as part of this year’s annual recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week (NP Week), beginning November 8, 2020. The theme for this year’s celebration of NP Week is “NPs Moving Forward: Today. Tomorrow. Together.” The 2020 commemoration occurs as NPs combat COVID-19 and the nursing community celebrates the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. “Patients choose high-quality, NP-provided care in more than a billion visits each year,” said Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP). “As our nation faces the challenges of COVID-19, providing health care access to aging Americans, rising health care costs and the growing burden of chronic disease, NPs bring strength to the health care workforce and maximize our health care system’s potential.”

At Larson Family Medicine and Medical Aesthetics, we have two Nurse Practitioners and one Nurse Practitioner Student. Margaret L. Larson, ARNP, MSN, FNP-C is a mater’s prepared nurse practitioner and owner of Larson Family Medicine and Medical Aesthetics. Margaret completed her Family Nurse Practioner degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, WA.  Caitlin Britt Schwartz, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Loyola University New Orleans and received the Scholar Award for her socially progressive research in skin cancer prevention using photo-aging technology. Olivia M. Finn is our Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner Doctorate

Student. Olivia earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Seattle University and is currently earning her Doctorate in Nursing from Creighton University.

NPs assess patients, order and interpret tests, make diagnoses and provide treatment — including prescribing medications. NPs practice in clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care centers, nursing homes and private practices across the country. As clinicians who blend clinical expertise with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs offer a comprehensive perspective to health care. They are the health care providers of choice for millions of people.

To help patients better protect their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, AANP launched npscombatcovid.org, which includes a wealth of health care resources and information, including how to locate an NP near you. During NP Week, please watch for NPs Combat COVID television commercials and digital ads to learn more about the NP role or visit wechoosenps.org to learn why an NP might be the right health care provider for you and your family.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 290,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs’ patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. To locate an NP in your community, visit to npfinder.com. For more information about NPs, visit aanp.org. For COVID-19 information from AANP, visit aanp.org/covid19.

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