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We're so glad you are visiting our site to see what we are all about! And yes!  In 2017, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary;  NPAM has been working for Maryland NPs since 1992, so NPAM has "been there, done that"!   NPAM is the only organization solely dedicated to nurse practitioners in Maryland.  In addition to a wonderful volunteer board of directors that includes the Executive Committee, District Directors, and Committee Chairs, NPAM is proud to employ an Executive Director, full time Association Manager, and professional Lobbyists. With this great team, NPAM not only stays in front of the most important topics regarding the NP profession, but it also communicates with members and offers support for members as individual questions arise.   If you don't have an experienced organization behind you, what do you have? NPAM is always working for Maryland NPs.  Click here to read a synopsis of the behind the scenes work we do.   Please take the time to explore the website and contact us with any questions  NPAM@npedu.com or 888-405-NPAM (yes, there's no "press 1" M-F, 9-5! because you will get a person who answers the phone!)



    Fall Conference
   Join us 10/12/19 at Howard Community College, Columbia MD for
     our Fall CE Conference- Pharmacology Focus.

   • Engage in clinically relevant CE, with an emphasis on pharmacology
   • Network with colleagues from around the state
   • Interact with industry exhibitors to learn about new products and

Past attendees agree that there is no substitute for the energy that comes from a live meeting! 

Click here for our Conference Landing Page


The Oracle 

NPAM works round the clock to protect, educate, and promote Maryland NPs.  As part of the Fall membership drive, we invite you to review our newsletter, The Oracle.   The Oracle is a wonderful resource and keeps members informed.  Download The Oracle now. This issue features:

NPAM President's message from Tonya Appleby 
Editor's Page
Descriptions and links to register for upcoming district meetings
NPAM District Highlightes
NPAM Committee Updates
Maryland NP trip to Haiti
Nigerian Nurse Practitioner Gala
Pathway to Practice:  Guidebook for NPs in Maryland
Fall CE Conference Overview


2015 The Attestation IS REPEALED
One of NPAM's main goals is to protect NP Practice in Maryland.  In its more than 25 years, NPAM has continually moved towards Full Practice Authority.   In 2010, NPAM's legislative  committee led the way in Annapolis to remove the cumbersome written agreement.  NPAM led again in Spring 2015 to REPEAL the ATTESTATION for Full Practice Authority (FPA) for Maryland NPs. NPAM leaders were instrumental in reviewing  the final Board of Nursing language for how the new Certified Nurse Practitioners – Authority to Practice Learn bill was implemented as of Oct 1, 2015. Throughout the legislative session, NPAM's Legislative Committee and leadership kept members informed with weekly emails, posts to our FPA page, and action item emails as a way to inform and educate. NPAM relied on its involved membership to contact legislators using our tools and resources and educate those elected officials about NPs and what this legislation would mean to all of Maryland. And we were successful -- in ONE SESSION!.    Click here to review the types of materials we used to keep members informed and move Maryland to FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY.

Now our job is to avoid complacency. Our board of directors, legislative committee, and lobbyists work with our ED and association manager to make sure that we are aware of all legislation that in process that would affect NP practice.  This awareness and monitoring is one of the most important yet least quantifiable member benefits.  How would an individual NP be able to a. keep up with all the different changes that may impact her/his practice and b. act on any information.   We all know that 1 voice alone can get lost, but many voices joined as one is a mighty force.

NPAM Member Benefits - Join TODAY!!  What You Should Know About NPAM

Leadership and Committees

The NPAM Bylaws, adopted initially in 1992 and revised and accepted by membership most recently in 2015, provide for a Board of Directors consisting of four elected officers, 9 elected District Directors, and Committee Chairs. Elections for open positions are held annually at the NPAM Spring Membership Meeting.

NPAM is divided into 9 geographic areas, or Districts.

Baltimore District: Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Cecil and Harford Counties
Capital District: Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties
Central District: Anne Arundel County
Eastern District: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties
Howard District: Howard County
Mountain District: Garrett and Allegany Counties
Northwest District: Carroll and Northern Baltimore Counties
Southern District: Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties
Western District: Frederick and Washington Counties

Each District has an elected District Director that works with the Board on membership, meetings, continuing education opportunities and other activities.

NPAM’s statewide activities and initiatives are supported by committees. Committee membership is a hands-on way of contributing to the success of the association. Committees include the Conference Planning Committee, the Legislative Committee, the Political Action Committee (PAC), the Membership/PR Committee, the Nominations Committee, and the Finance Committee. We invite you to become involved in the work of a committee.

Conferences and Education

NPAM schedules a statewide Fall Conference each year. Continuing education accreditation for this program is submitted to the American Association for Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for approval.

Each of the 9 Districts across the state holds monthly or bi-monthly educational dinner meetings, some of which, offer continuing education credit.

The NPAM Spring Membership Meeting offers attendees the opportunity to network with members from around the state and earn additional continuing education credit.

Connections and Relationships

The connections you’ll make, the resources made available to you, and the ideas and advice you’ll discover through NPAM membership represent an outstanding return on what amounts to a modest, manageable investment of time, money and effort.

Members can access our new Career Center to search for a job, get help with writing a resume, and explore jobs in other states.  Our student members can access a Preceptor List of members who are willing to precept and our graduate members can access our list of NPAM members who are willing to serve as Mentors..

Several Special Interest Groups (SIGs) offer members the opportunity to network and communicate with members who have common interests.

NPAM takes full advantage of the opportunities created by social media and maintains an interactive, relatable Website.  NPAM hosts a comprehensive calendar that allows for an ease in registering for events. Additionally, individual member profiles keep track of transactions and calendar registrations.  And, as the association grows, programs, events and initiatives will be added.

NPAM is an organizational affiliate of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) and works closely with many statewide associations, commissions and workgroups.

Policy and Advocacy

NPAM has a strong Legislative Committee.  Under the leadership of newly elected Legislative Committee Chair, Claire Bode, and our Legislative Consultant, Julia Worcester, the committee is dedicated to carefully watch the practice environment for NPs in Maryland.  Each year, a NP Lobby Day is held in Annapolis to make our legislators aware of issues that affect the health and well being of the citizens of Maryland and the NP scope of practice. As a NPAM member, you can join us as we visit legislators and educate them on the role of NPs in our state.  Our members get timely, first hand information about what is going on in Annapolis that may impact healthcare during the legislative session.  In 2010 NPAM lead the call to repeal the collaborative agreement and in 2015 we successfully repealed the attestation agreement, making Maryland the 21st Full Practice Authority state in the US.

Membership Levels and Payment Options

There are five levels of membership each with an annual option for payment.
• Full Member: A nurse practitioner licensed to practice, or eligible for licensure to practice in the State of Maryland; or, a nurse practitioner licensed to practice at a health care facility in the State of Maryland operated by the federal government or otherwise not subject to State of Maryland licensing requirements - $175.00 annually.
• Senior Member: Persons who qualify for Full Membership and have reached the age of 62 - $50.00 annually.
• Student Member: Persons currently enrolled in a course of study which leads to licensure as a nurse practitioner in the State of Maryland - $55.00 annually. For a limited time, new graduates enjoy a phased in dues structure for one year post-graduation - $100.00 annually.
• Affiliate Member: Persons or organizations interested in fostering the mission of NPAM, including non-nurse practitioners - $100.00 annually. This membership type is subject to approval and is not offered to recruiters or pharmaceutical representatives.
• Emeritus Member: A nurse practitioner retired from clinical practice who has been a contributing member for at least 10 years – this is an honorary membership.

Membership Benefits

Your membership entitles you to all of the benefits of NPAM membership including:

• Discounts on Conferences and Continuing Education
 Leadership Opportunities at the Committee and Board Level
• Access to Members Only Section of the NPAM Website including legislative committee updates, resources, and preceptor listings
• Expert Advice and Consultation from leadership
• Monthly District Meetings
• Advocacy and Lobbying on the State and National Level

There is strength in numbers.  Help us help you and JOIN NPAM TODAY!




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