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Don’t Miss Out! VCNP swag available now!

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Time to get your very own VCNP gear and support the VCNP Lynchburg Region Fundraiser! Items include long and short- sleeve shirts, stainless steel tumblers, masks, and a baseball cap.

The pop-up shop won’t last forever so order your items today! Sale ends Dec. 6th so items can be shipped in time for holiday gift giving.

AANP State Awards Winners Announced

Dr. Deborah Gray, FNP-C, ANP-BC, FAAANP
AANP Virginia State Representative

As your AANP Virginia Representative, I am happy to announce the winners of the two prestigious 2021 AANP State Awards for Virginia, Dr. Shelly Smith, APRN-BC for Excellence in NP Practice and Dr. Carolyn Rutledge, FNP-BC for Excellence in Advocacy. These award winners have many outstanding accomplishments and were selected from an impressive pool of nominees.

Dr. Smith is being recognized for NP Practice Excellence as a leader of initiatives to improve health outcomes for citizens of Virginia including the Virginia COVID19 Response Task Force, as well as serving as an exceptional NP role model and mentor to students and colleagues. 

Dr. Rutledge is being recognized for NP Advocacy Excellence as a nationally recognized NP and DNP educator and policy advocate, championing and empowering NPs as leaders and the innovators and drivers in telehealth policy and care delivery. 

These award winners will be honored at the AANP National Conference in June 2021. 

Please join me in congratulating them, as these awards are well deserved!

Supporting NPs during COVID-19

COVID-19 is presenting NPs, and the nation, with an unprecedented health care challenge while placing considerable demands and stressors on NPs, both professionally and personally. VCNP is working to share resources and support our members during this time. We hope you will refer to our dedicated web page to find valuable online resources and updates as they impact your practice during this time.

Please let us know how we can continue to support you by contacting us at

Check back regularly for an up-to-date resource list.