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The first and only state association devoted entirely to nurse practitioners! 

    Welcome to our site.  Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners (MANP) is the first and only state association committed entirely to nurse practitioners! We are committed to protecting the APRN role. MS Association of Nurse Practitioners was founded in June 2014, with a mission to serve as the professional association for the nurse practitioners of Mississippi, providing advocacy, education, and networking. Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer nurse practitioners elected by the association's members. We recognize the importance of NPs in the provision of healthcare, the need for enhanced visibility, legislative influence, educational opportunities, and participation in key decision-making roles. MS Association of Nurse Practitioners is your NP specialty association.

      We advocate for NPs with the legislature, Congress, other policymakers, and other healthcare associations both in the state and nationally. MS Association of Nurse Practitioners' key initiatives include;

          •  Full Practice Authority allows NPs to practice to the fullest extent of their education & training within their respective scopes of practice
          •  Increase Access to care for patients
          •  NP orders for DME, Home Health, Hospice
          •  NP signature recognition on legal documents and eliminating co-signatures
          •  NP Income tax incentives & exemptions for underserved practice areas & clinic owners
          •  NP reimbursement

      Restrictive Barriers to Patient Access to Care

        Current over-regulated barriers placed on NPs create unnecessary access to care barriers for your patients. The number of primary care providers in the state is insufficient to care for the existing patient loads.  APRNs can fill this gap that is desperately needed to care for the residents of Mississippi. Twenty-seven states, alongside the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands have passed legislation to help fill the gaps in primary care allowing for full practice authority for NPs. These states are at the top for the best healthcare while Mississippi continually ranks last. MS Association of Nurse Practitioners will work hard on your behalf to add MS to the list of those states allowing NPs to work within the full scope of their practice and get Mississippi off the top of the list for the worst healthcare in the nation. Full practice authority does not mean “no collaboration.” Nurse practitioners, as well as, other health care professionals, will always collaborate within interprofessional realms and make referrals for the patients' most appropriate care. Full practice authority is the removal of the formal contract required for NPs to practice in this state. When there is a sudden discontinuation of the formal contract, an APRN is forced by regulation to immediately stop practicing until another contract can be implemented and approved by the regulatory boards. There are many misconceptions about full practice authority. MS Association of Nurse Practitioners will help educate professionals including our nurse practitioners, legislators, and the public regarding full practice authority. Licensed and certified Nurse practitioners who have been trained, educated, and possess national competency through passing of national board certification should be allowed to practice fully within their scope.

          Membership Matters

            Make your voice heard loud & clear by joining forces. You don't have to worry if your CE will be accepted. We do that for you. Our programs are AANP approved, accepted by the Boards of Nursing for license renewal, and our Medical Cannabis programs are approved by the MSDH as required for initial certification and renewal certification.  MANP has also partnered with CE Broker and we will upload your controlled substance CE hours earned through our educational programs to the CE Broker site for you. MANP also provides frequent conferences and pharmaceutical-sponsored dinner meetings across the state to keep you updated concerning your profession. MANP provides email communications to keep you up to date with current events and legislative happenings that affect your practice and help to protect your income. We provide community education to help patients learn more about Nurse Practitioners and the care we are able to provide. We encourage you to be an active part of your association to help move your profession forward. We are your voice, and collectively, we can reach our goals to protect the progress of nurse practitioners.

              Specialty Car Tags- Support Nurse Practitioners

                MS Association of Nurse Practitioners was approved in the 2022 legislative session for the development and pre-sale of our association's Specialty Tag. A total of 300 tags must be pre-sold before the Department of Revenue will begin production on a particular distinctive tag. the association will be reimbursed $24 for each tag sold.  This return will allow our organization to provide NP scholarships and assist with funding to benefit the Nurse Practitioner in advocacy and education. It will further allow MANP to help our communities. When the Department receives the 300 applications, the appropriate fees, and a Department-approved design provided by the organization, the tag is sent for manufacturing. Applicants may pick up their tag from their county tax collector's office once the Organization has been notified the tags are ready. The tax collector’s offices will have a list provided by the Department of the people who have already paid their fees and are entitled to one of the first 300 tags. The applicant should pick up his tag as soon as he is notified that the tag is available at the tax collector’s office. There are 60 days allowed from the time the organization is notified by the Department for the vehicle owner to pick up the license plate. If the applicant waits beyond the 60 days period to pick up his tag, the special tag fee must be paid again at the time the special tag is picked up.

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