All About NPs
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have been providing primary, acute and specialty healthcare to patients of all ages and walks of life for nearly half a century. NPs assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, and initiate and manage treatment plans – including prescribing medications. They are the healthcare providers of choice for millions of patients. An NP is truly Your Partner in Health.
Finding an NP
Patients looking for an NP are invited to explore AANP's new improved
NPFinder, a rapidly growing database of NPs around the country, searchable by specialty or location.
The Voice of the NP
Becoming an NP
Learn about NP programs, curriculum standards and more in our Student Resource Center section:
- NP Programs
- NP Student Resources
- NP Preparation Resources