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


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 2014, with a mission and focus to elevate and protect the nurse practitioner profession in Mississippi. Our association's Board of Directors is comprised and managed by ten, 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

Current barriers placed on NPs are a restriction of trade and creates unnecessary access to care barriers for your patients. The number of primary care providers is insufficient to care for the existing patient loads and APRNs can fill this gap that is desperately needed to care for the residents of MS. Twenty-eight states 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. MS Association of Nurse Practitioners will work 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. Full practice authority does not mean “no collaboration.” Nurse practitioners, as well as, other health care professionals, will always collaborate within interprofessional realms. Full practice authority is the removal of the formal contract required for NPs to practice in this state. There are many misconceptions about full practice authority. MS Association of Nurse Practitioners will help educate professionals, legislators, and the public regarding full practice authority. Nurse practitioners that have been trained, educated, and possess competency in skills should be allowed to practice fully within their scope whether the physician is physically present or not.

Membership matters, so join today. Make your voice heard loud & clear. You don't have to worry if your CE will be accepted. We do that for you. MANP also provides frequent conferences and pharmaceutical-sponsored dinner meetings across the state to keep you updated concerning your profession. MS Association of Nurse Practitioners also provides communications through blast emails 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, with one voice, we can reach our goals and protect the progress we make.


For 2022-2024 Election Information, see Board Members Tab.


News Updates 

DEA Notice: Use of Home Address by APRNs

If an individual practitioner or mid-level practitioner does choose to use their home address as a principal place of business or professional practice, the location becomes a “controlled premises” and is subject to unannounced inspections and administrative warrants under existing DEA regulations. See 21 CFR 1316.01–1316.13. An individual practitioner or mid-level practitioner whose DEA-registered location is a home must comply with the established recordkeeping requirements (see 21 CFR 1304 and 1305) and security requirements. See 21 CFR 1301.71, 1301.75 – 1301.76.  

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CDC Health Advisory: 

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New Board of Medical Licensure Regulations 

Rules that may affect your current collaborative practice  

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