- To educate Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and stakeholders about the legal aspects of APRN practice;
- Educate APRNs about advocating for their practices; and
- Promote regulations that allow APRNs to reach their full potential to improve the health and well-being of all Texans.
In 1991, the Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice (CNAP) was organized to accelerate legislative endeavors in Texas for APRNs. Resources and collaborative efforts were needed in order to achieve common goals. CNAP functioned as a legislative and regulatory arm of its member organizations for 24 years. In 2015, CNAP restructured to focus on the educational and regulatory aspects of its mission.