Rinehart to be honored at AANP National Conference

COLUMBUS, OHIO  (June 19, 2017) – Candy Rinehart DNP, FNP, ADM-BC, FAANP, of Columbus, Ohio, will be honored with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2017 State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2017 National Conference June 20-25, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA. The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence was founded in 1991 to recognize a nurse practitioner (NP) in each state who demonstrates excellence in practice.


Rinehart serves as the executive director of advanced practice and community partnerships at The Ohio State University, as well as nurse practitioner and director of Ohio State Total Health & Wellness, a comprehensive primary care practice at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, University Hospital East.


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties. It represents the interests of more than 222,000 NPs, including approximately 72,000 individual members and 200 organizations, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. The organization provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers. For more information, visit aanp.org.