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Associate Editor - JAANP

Call for Associate Editor – Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) is a monthly peer-reviewed professional journal; it is a member benefit to the 75,000-nurse practitioner (NP) members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). It enjoys a large international readership through individual and institutional subscriptions. The journal is abstracted and listed in the major medical, nursing, and social science indexes, including Journal Citation Reports, MEDLINE, and SCOPUS. Published since 1989, the JAANP provides a strong clinical focus with articles related to primary, secondary, and tertiary care, NP education, health policy, ethics and ethical issues, and health care delivery. The journal publishes original and translational research, integrative/systematic reviews, case studies, a variety of topics in clinical practice, and theory-based articles related to patient and professional education. The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

AANP is seeking an Associate Editor who will train to assume the role of Editor in Chief (EIC) upon her retirement, transitioning into the EIC role at an appropriate time in 2018. The Associate Editor (AE) position will require approximately 20 hours per week, with variability depending on the time of year. The work schedule can be flexible aside from scheduled conference calls.

After transitioning into the EIC role, the workload will increase to at least 30 hours per week with continued flexibility around when the work is performed.


The ideal candidate for Associate Editor is a recognized NP leader at the national level and a member in good standing of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or one of its NP Organization members. A doctoral degree in nursing or related field is required, but a master’s degree with significant experience will be acceptable. A strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals is essential. Publication reviewing and/or editorial board member experience is required. Experience in research, education, health policy, or clinical practice is ideal.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Excellent command of English including understanding of spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation.
  • Editing expertise using APA formatting rules.
  • Ability to make logical decisions and clearly articulate the reasons for those decisions.
  • Clear communication skills and ability to convey clear feedback and decisions to authors and reviewers.
  • Ability to work as a team member and under deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks to bring manuscripts to successful publication.
  • Experience with electronic publishing software is helpful, but a willingness and ability to learn to use these systems is critical.
  • Comprehensive understanding of research, statistics, publication ethics, and evidence-based practice.


  • Complete journal-related activities as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC).
  • Assume the duties of the EIC as required.
  • Constitute an editorial board
  • Submit reports as required by AANP, the publisher, or the EIC.
  • Coordinate and manage at least one special themed issue per year.
  • Adhere to production schedules and deadlines established by the publisher.
  • Coordinate with AANP and the publisher to maintain social media outreach.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the journal.
  • Advise and consult with the EIC and the editorial board on the vision for JAANP.
  • Promote the journal at conferences as requested.
  • Cross train to learn EIC duties

Application Process

Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and should include the following:

  1. Letter of interest and vision for the Journal, addressed to Associate Editor Search Committee
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two of your peer reviewed and published articles
  4. Names and contact information for three professional references

Letters should include a statement of the strengths you would bring to this position. Please describe your long-term goals for NP scholarly publishing, including your assessment of how your qualifications contribute to your vision for JAANP as a leader in the NP publication arena. Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the next steps in the process, which may include telephone or face-to-face interviews.

Application deadline is extended to June 30, 2017.

Salary Requirements

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and will increase with the final transition to EIC.

This is a contract position and therefore is not eligible for employee benefits. The contractor will work from a home office or location of their choosing other than the AANP office.


Director of Education

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is seeking a qualified person to be its new Director of Education. This person will plan, direct, and implement AANP's continuing education and grant initiatives under the general direction of the Vice President of Education and Accreditation.

Duties Include:

  • Oversee and provide direct supervision of staff to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with established procedures
  • Keep abreast of broad clinical/therapeutic areas, emerging clinical developments, and current evidence-based guidelines
  • Recommend, prioritize, and assign education activities
  • Identify and evaluate potential corporate, foundation, and government funding prospects
  • Compile, write, and/or edit designated grant applications
  • Administer assigned grants, ensuring timely and appropriate completion and reconciliation
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational activities and materials
  • Develop, track, and oversee project budgets
  • Collaborate with education partners on potential grant proposals and education projects
  • Maintain familiarity with AANP CE-related standards, as well as relevant recommendations from external organizations such as ACCME, OIG, FDA, and PhRMA
  • Serve as educational liaison to the Conference Department for review and approval of conference programs
  • Assist with the review and approval of AANP Conference speaker submissions
  • Assist VP of Education and Accreditation with strategic direction related to education and grant activities

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate degree in Nursing or related field; doctorate strongly preferred
  • Minimum of five years of leadership/management experience
  • Minimum of three years of health-profession education (CE/CME) experience; Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP) credential preferred
  • Experience in grant writing, education project design/development, and outcome reporting
  • Self-directed with advanced time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide clear and concise direction to direct reports
  • Able to think critically and make effective, appropriate decisions related to own and direct reports' duties, as well as departmental projects
  • Able to orchestrate multiple activities to accomplish a goal
  • Demonstrate excellent administrative skills and business acumen
  • Prior association experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to travel to AANP National Conference annually and other travel as assigned

About the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
AANP is the largest and only full-service professional membership organization in the United States for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, with more than 74,000 individual members. AANP is unique among NP organizations by its number of members, well established education department, and network of relationships with state‐level NP groups. With a network of more than 200 NP Organization members, including other national, state, and local NP organizations, it provides a unique reach to NPs in a wide range of communities and settings.

AANP is a continuing education (CE) accrediting body. As such, AANP CE is not affiliated with or accredited by any other organization. Our accreditation standards are consistent with the philosophy of the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. All activities accredited by AANP are planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies requiring activities to be fair and balanced (unbiased) and free from commercial influence.

This position is based in Austin, TX at Loop 1 and Bee Cave Road
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Research Coordinator

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is seeking a qualified person for a part-time Research Associate position. AANP has partnered with the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) and received a Support and Alignment Network (SAN) grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). This half-time position is funded by a contractual agreement with NNCC for up to four years, contingent upon continued funding through a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) grant award. This temporary position will be located in AANP’s Austin, TX office and will report to the Vice President of Research.

Duties include:

  • Recruit NPs into appropriate Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs)
  • Maintain the NP SAN recruitment and retention activities database
  • Collect data on selected indicators
  • Enter data as needed
  • Coordinate social media, E-Bulletin and SmartBrief notices, and email blasts
  • Assist in developing presentations and materials for dissemination


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum one year of experience in research and/or project coordination
  • Experience working with clinical practices and nurse practitioners is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to perform tasks and data entry with a high level of accuracy
  • Computer competence involving a variety of software products including, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher; web based data entry; and preferably one statistical software package (e.g. SAS, SPSS, or Stata)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, critical thinking and organizational skills required
  • Ability to perform all communication in a courteous and professional manner

This position is based in Austin, TX at Loop 1 and Bee Cave Road
Send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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