About NAPNES

Welcome to the website of the National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc. (NAPNES). NAPNES is dedicated to promoting and defending the practice, education and regulation of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Practical Nursing Educators, Practical Nursing Schools, and Practical Nursing Students. NAPNES has constituent state members throughout the U.S

NAPNES is the oldest association that advocates the practice, education and regulation of practical and vocational nurses. In fact, we are the organization that is responsible for the legislation that provides for the licensure, and education of practical nursing in the United States.

Founded in 1941 by Practical Nursing Educators, NAPNES has grown to become a multi-disciplinary organization that welcomes not only LP/VNs, but also RNs, MDs, Student Practical Nurses, Practical Nursing Educators, Practical Nursing Schools, agencies, organizations, lay community and other individuals that are interested in promoting the professional practice, and education of practical nurses.

We are in the middle a preparing an outstanding historical document that tells about our more than 70 years of service to our membership. Be sure to check back here in the near future for our complete story.

All the pages of this section of the site make up the "About NAPNES" story; our services, our members, our board, and much more. Please take a look around, and if you're not already a member, we strongly encourage you to join our organization.

Finally, you will find our contact information at the bottom of this and every page on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!