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Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association records

Guide to the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association records
circa 1976-2014

Collection number: HMC-1091.
Creator: Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association.
Title: Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association records.
Dates: circa 1976-2014.
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 Practitioner 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 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: This collection has not been digitized. 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. Additonal materials were added in 2014.

Processing information: This collection was described by Lynn Hartz and Arlene Schmuland in 2011. The finding aid was updated by Veronica Denison in 2014. Original folders and folder titles have been retained.

Container list:

Folder Description Dates
1 PEER history 1970s 1978
2 1980—List of first 32 applications 1980
3 Articles of Incorporation, PEER group circa 1981
4 Senate Bill 238 1982
5 PEER correspondence 1981-1984
6 ANA to NP, Leg. issues 1982
7 Regulation correspondence: general bills 1987
8 Partnow’s complaint, ANP history—early 90’s circa 1990-1995
9 Third party reimbursement, PEER—1980s 1987-1990
10 Correspondence 1987-1992
11 Lay midwives circa 1987
12 1993 House Bill, Dispensing 1993
13 ANPA Boards and Commissions 1992
14 ANP report on advance nursing practices, early 90s circa 1990-1995
15 PEER correspondence 1986-1989
16 Newsletters 1978-2004
17 Silver Anniversary Tribute: Celebrating 25 years 2010
18 Newsletters—PEER, 1970s 1976
19 1983 recommended changes for regulations 1983
20 1984 newsletters 1984
21 PEER news 1988
22 ANP name change 1989
23 Newsletters 1989-1991
24 ANA ANPA, blank membership application, newsletters 1997
25 ANPA conference business meeting 1998
26 ANPA newsletter 1999
27-28 Alaska Nurse: Alaska Nurses Association newsletter 2004-2011
29 ANA Regulation Testimony and testimony transcripts 1983
30 Minutes 1986
31 Alaska Board of Nursing transcripts on new ANP regulations with independent practice prescription privileges (Note: this folder is empty, may correspondence with what is in folder 29) 1983-1984
32 ANP—AK application old and new 1984
33 NP rules and regulations 1983
34 ANP AK  written plan: original to final 1984
35 Alaska Nursing Today 2013-2014

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