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Guide to the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association records
circa 1976-2011

Collection number: HMC-1091.
Creator: Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association.
Title: Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association records.
Dates: circa 1976-2011.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a professional organization for nurse practitioners.

Historical note:
The Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association (ANPA) is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of Nurse Practioners and NP students in the State of Alaska, which was formed and incorporated to: promote the public interest in nurse practitioner care; encourage communication among nurse practitioners, especially for Alaskans; support and promote increased availability of nurse practitioner services in Alaska; encourage member participation in ANPA business; promote communication between provider groups engaged in health care; promote availability of continuing education for nurse practitioners in Alaska; and provide support and encouragement to the concerns and interests of nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.

Collection description:
Items in the collection include: newsletters from the ANPA beginning in the 1980's when it was call the PEER group; Board of Nursing transcripts of public comment on the regulations that gave Nurse Practitioners independent practice and prescriptive privileges in Alaska in 1984; correspondence on legislation, court cases and regulations concerning Advanced Nurse Practitioners; as well as as a copy of the handwritten list of the first 32 ANP numbers assigned in Alaska.

Arrangement: The records in this collection are arranged roughly by type.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to materials in the collection is retained by the authors of those materials.

Preferred citation: Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
Alaska Nurse Practitioners Association. About. 2011 http://www.alaskanp.org/about (accessed November 25, 2011).

Related materials: The Archives holds many collections related to health and medical practice in Alaska. A listing of those can be found in our subject guide to Medicine and health related collections.

Acquisition note: Lynn Hartz, historian of the ANPA, deposited the records with the Archives on behalf of the ANPA.

Processing information: This collection was described by Lynn Hartz and Arlene Schmuland in 2011.