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Dubree receives advocacy award from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Jun. 9, 2020, 3:09 PM


by Matt Batcheldor

Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, has received the 2020 Advocate State Award for Excellence for Tennessee from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Every year, AANP recognizes outstanding achievements by nurse practitioners (NPs) and NP advocates in each state. Established in 1991, the State Award for Excellence recognizes an NP in each state who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice. In 1993, the state award for NP advocates was added to recognize people who have made a significant contribution toward increasing the awareness and recognition of NPs.

Past recipients of the award have included physicians, legislators and educators. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs.

“It is truly an honor to receive this recognition from the AANP,” Dubree said. “Vanderbilt is a leading center of advanced practice professionals in the nation, and I am proud to serve with them every day.”

The AANP is the largest organization of nurse practitioners in the country, with more than 106,000 members. Nurse practitioners and their advanced practice colleagues, physician assistants, make up more than 300,000 clinicians nationwide and more than 1,200 at Vanderbilt alone. These clinicians are educated in nationally accredited programs, clinically trained and board certified in their area of practice.

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