The Northeast Kansas Nurse Practitioner Alliance (NEK NPA) is a member organization of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). We are dedicated to the promotion of health, function, and quality among the residents of Northeast Kansas through the ongoing education, connection, and participation of Advanced Practice Nurses. We strive for a sound policy and regulatory foundation that enables nurse practitioners to provide accessible, high quality healthcare to the public.

Become a member and network with fellow NP’s, attend educational offerings, be informed of policy updates and current legislative news.


Happy Spring Kansas NP Colleagues!

Our next educational dinner program will be on May 16. This information will also be sent to our email list and posted on the Facebook page. The topic will be healthcare literacy. Specific examples will be focused on cardiac disease, however the content can be applied to many disease states! RSVP to organization president Laurel Short at, and please include your Kansas state license number for compliance.

Date/Time: May 16 at 6:30pm


Gas Light Grill

5020 W 137th St Leawood, KS 66224

Max: 40 People

Sponsor: Novartis, though this is a disease awareness talk not drug-specific

Objectives will include:

Define health care literacy
Describe current issues with health care literacy
Identify methods for optimal communication with patients
Practice health care literacy tools

Thank you to all who attended our educational presentation in March. Dr. Sterner gave a great talk on allergic rhinitis, and it was so nice to catch up with local NPs.

We also had a fantastic presentation on April 11, Legislation 101: The Meet and Greet and insights to becoming an effective healthcare advocate. Current state representative Erin Davis provided insight into how nurse practitioners can be advocates for healthcare policy. Our group will continue to offer opportunities for education and participation in current policy issues.

If you are not on our email list, please email any board member to make sure you stay up to date on our activities. There is also an active Facebook page with chapter information.

As you are planning your CE activities for 2017, please save the date for the advanced provider symposium at KU in November! Save the Date – 2017 APP Symposium