Who We Are

Welcome to the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners, the only association in the state devoted entirely to nurse practitioners. We are also the only nurse practitioner association in the country with its own training facility. Our Legacy Partnership with Global Training Institute allows us to provide advance practice nurses with state-of-the-art training not available anywhere else in the state.

MANP is an affiliate of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is your specialty association. We provide advocacy for nurse practitioners with the legislature, Congress, other policymakers and with other healthcare associations both in the state and nationally. We also provide conference and meeting opportunities, continuing education, and representation on boards and commissions. We encourage you to be a part of your nurses’ association while also being involved with MANP.

The Benefits of Membership

MANP is an association focused entirely on the needs of Nurse Practitioners in the state of Mississippi.  Our focus is on moving the profession forward in our state.  We recognize the importance of nurse practitioners in the provision of healthcare in our state and the need to enhance their visibility, legislative clout, and participation in key decision-making roles.  We are your voice. And collectively, with one voice, we can reach our goals and protect the progress we make.

Become Involved

The members of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners Board of Directors and I would like very much for you to become involved in MANP and help us move our state toward full practice authority. Contact your legislators now to invite them to your clinic to see the important work that you are doing to provide access to care in Mississippi. Join MANP and take advantage of our educational, networking, and leadership opportunities. There are membership options for NPs, students, retirees, and those who support the work of nurse practitioners.

We look forward to working with you as we support your profession in our state and nationally.

Ricki Garrett, PhD

Executive Director


Watch a video interview with Executive Director, Dr. Ricki Garrett