The National Association of Nigerian Nurse Practitioners USA, in DC, Maryland, and Virginia (NANNPU-DMV) is an organization of advanced practice nurses of Nigerian origin resident in the United States of America. NANNPU-DMV is the second of its kind in the USA for these indigenous practitioners who have acquired a minimum of a Master’s degree in their different practice specialties. The organization started as a support group for Nigerian Nurse Practitioners in the DMV under the initiative of one of its members, who has extensive NP experiences, touched by limiting stories of other Nigerian NPs and students, and motivation from the leadership of NANNPU-DFW believes the Nigerian NP community could do more to help, while also becoming more knowledgeable of practice and other health care activities in their areas.
The membership of NANNPU-DMV is made up of Nigerian NPs that reside in two sister states and a sister district – Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. The association is led by a president who is elected every two years and is allowed to serve six consecutive years according to NANNPU-DMV bylaws. NANNPU-DMV currently has more than 100 members and counting. Special educational and networking activities are held monthly through professional sponsorship, while meetings are held bi-monthly. Members may attend either meetings or educational activities as their schedules permits.
NANNPU’s Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers. The board consists of a president, past presidents, Vice-president, advisory board chairman, secretary, Asst. secretary, Treasurer, financial secretary, social director, provost and committee chairpersons.
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As with any professional organization, its power is increased when the membership numbers are the largest. NANNP-DMV wants all Nigerian NPs in DC, Maryland & Virginia to join. We invite non-members to contact us to discuss how they can JOIN!