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2013 National NP Week

National NP Week is November 10-16, 2013

As the health care provider shortage continues to top the national agenda, it is important that the public be aware that there are more than 171,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States, and more than 2,700 in Oregon, who provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients.

NPs are licensed, expert clinicians with advanced education (most have master’s and many have doctorate degrees) and extensive clinical preparation who provide primary, acute and specialty health care services.In addition to providing a full range of services, NPs work as partners with their patients, guiding them to make educated health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices. The confidence that patients have in NP-delivered health care is evidenced by the more than 916 million visits made to NPs every year.

National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 10-16, 2013, is a time to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education. Nurse practitioners are informed, in touch and involved, making them the health care providers of choice for millions and a solution to the primary care crisis in America.

To celebrate the 2013 National NP Week, NPO would like to highlight a few of the dedicated nurse practitioners throughout Oregon that are leading the way through their innovative practice, dedication to their patients, and diversity of services. Click on any of the profiles below to learn more about the NP and their practice. 

If you know of a nurse practitioner who should be profiled in the future, please let us know. Send an email to with the NPs name and why you think they should be showcased. 

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