FAQs

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The most common AANP Press Room questions are answered below.

How many nurse practitioners does AANP represent?

AANP represents the interests of its 40,000 members and 189,000 nurse practitioners nationwide.

What are common misconceptions about nurse practitioners?

Nurse practitioners are often referred to as “nurses,” but that terminology inaccurately reflects their advanced education, professional accreditation and scope of practice.

Who should I contact to interview an expert on the nurse practitioner profession?

Nancy McMurrey - Vice President, Communications, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where can I find the most timely information on current events pertaining to NPs?

AANP offers many ways to stay up-to-date on relevant information: press releases, position papers, smartbriefs, journals. Subscribe for one or more of these publication.

How do I write an op-ed?

The difference between writing an op-ed piece and getting it published in the paper is persuasive, thoughtful writing. Go to our Media Tools for NPs section for tips on writing persuasive op-eds.

How do I write a letter to the Editor?

A letter to the Editor can be an effective tool, especially when representing NPs. Read our letter-to-the-editor writing tips on our Media Tools for NPs web page.

How do I write a press release?

Press releases have specific components that help the media to garner the information they need. Learn more about press releases and how you might approach one on our Media Tools for NPs web page.

How do I write something for Facebook or Twitter?

For information on these powerful social networking tools visit our Media Tools for NPs web page.

How should I prepare for a media interview?

Interviews can be nerve-wracking but a great way to represent your practice and your profession. We've put together a guide to help you prepare. Check it out.

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