Staff Report

Myra Howard, right, has been named the Nurse Practitioner of the Year for the Santa Barbara Chapter of California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP), which is the voice and networking forum for all nurse practitioners statewide. Howard is one of the founders and leaders of the Santa Barbara chapter. CANP provides a forum and unifying voice for more than 22,000 nurse practitioners statewide, often joining forces with other state and national organizations to advance the profession and bridge health care needs.