FOUNDING DATE GOLD
Definition: is embedded in every representation
• To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on of the emblem, around the state, as
something solid, for support; to ground; the color of the stethoscope, as our
to establish upon a basis, literal or founding purpose, as our name.
figurative; to fix firmly. Definitions:
• Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts
Stamped into history forever, the • Constituting the most precious metal used as a
common medium of exchange., is one of the
year the nurse practitioners of heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32),
Alabama united as one, laying the yet is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is
quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most
foundation for NPAA. May we corrosive agents.
always build upon the foundation
that brought us together. “As GOLD is pure, valuable, and
unalterable by even the most
corrosive of agents. May we, as
representatives of the NPAA, be just
as unalterable in our representation
May we embed the leadership,
excellence, visions, and values
around every decision and every
RED action we model."
• Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with
energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as STETHOSCOPE
well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally wrapped around the state of Alabama.
intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases Definitions:
respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very • Instrument used for listening to sounds within the body
high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire used to detect and study...
equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is • Using a stethoscope, the listener can hear normal and
used to indicate courage. abnormal
Red is our reminder to be courageous in our May we each listen intently to detect and study
pursuit to speak with one voice, to be the issues of our patient’s and our practice. May
determined, passionate, and strong in the stethoscope be a reminder to listen to the
improving access for Alabama’s citizens to the body of Nurse Practitioners which we represent
safe, high quality, cost-effective healthcare we for the “normal & the abnormal” and to advocate
provide. To raise the visibility of the profession as one voice.
by provide and to improve practice
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