The Victoria Area Nurse Practitioners was organized in 1994 to establish channels for communication and cooperation with other groups who share the same mission. The purpose of the organization is to promote networking, continuing education, and consumer awareness. Additionally, the organization promotes legislative issues concerning nurses in advanced practice. VANPs meet bi-monthly for business meetings and educational sessions. The VANP serves the counties of Victoria, Calhoun, Jackson, Lavaca, Karnes, and Matagorda.