AANP Award Nominations

Posted 5 months ago

As President of AANP, I encourage you to nominate individuals for one of two very prestigious AANP leadership awards. The deadline for nomination submissions is this Friday, March 11.


Nominations are now being accepted for two special awards for leadership in the national or international arena. The recipients will be honored during the 2022 AANP National Conference. 


  • The Towers Pinnacle Award was initiated in 2013 in honor of Jan Towers, PhD, NP-C, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, an accomplished NP leader and long-time health policy expert. The award is presented annually to an individual who, through policy, practice or education, has made outstanding contributions that resulted in increased recognition of NPs nationally or internationally and who expanded opportunities for NPs to provide care to patients.


  • The Sharp Cutting Edge Award was created in 1996 in honor of Nancy J. Sharp, MSN, RN, FAAN, an exemplar of excellence in organizational leadership within nursing. Recipients of this award have performed extraordinary service activities on behalf of NPs on a national or international scale.


Nominations for these awards must be submitted electronically on the AANP National Leadership Award Nomination Form, which can also be found on AANP’s website. Any current AANP member may submit a nomination of 250 words or fewer, detailing the reasons for nominating the individual for either award. Letters of support must also be received from at least two other individuals and submitted with the nomination form. 


The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, March 11, 2022. Award recipients will be notified in late March. Thank you for your participation in this very important recognition.





AANP President