The National Association of Nigerian Nurse Practitioners USA, Dallas-Fort Worth (NANNPU-DFW) is an organization of advanced practice nurses of Nigerian origin resident in the United States of America. NANNPU-DFW is the first of its kind in the USA for these indigenous practitioners who have acquired a minimum of a Master's degree in their different practice specialties. The organization started as a support group for Nigerian Nurse Practitioners in Dallas Fort worth under the initiative of one of its members, who after a recollection of personal experiences and limiting stories of other Nigerian NPs and students believes the Nigerian NP community could do more to help, while also becoming more knowledgeable of practice and other health care activities in their areas.
Founded on April 26, 2016, the "Nigerian NP Support Group" added its 100th member within three months, and with such astounding responses from Nigerian nurse practitioners and students, the National Association of Nigerian Nurse Practitioners USA (NANNPU) became an official organization on August 8, 2016, with its first chapter, National Association of Nigerian Nurse Practitioners USA, Dallas-Fort Worth (NANNPU-DFW) following a day after. With more chapters coming up, the uniting body (NANNPU) is expected to grow with branches in every state in the United States within the next few years.
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To provide support for Nigerian nurse practitioners in the United States and uplift advanced nursing practice, while also providing and increasing access to healthcare services for the people of United States, Nigeria, and the world at large through health project initiatives, active participation in community healthcare undertakings, and collaborations with other entities toward healthier nations.
To be a recognized healthcare provider advocacy group upon which a national government and such entities as the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations (UN), and some private bodies could count on for primary healthcare improvement, especially for the underserved populations in developing countries.