About the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP)
Your National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Community
Welcome to all NPs, NP students and individuals or organizations interested in the NP role! AANP is your community, strengthened by the support of more than members. Together, we are working to improve patient care and advance NP practice.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners empowers all NPs to advance quality health care through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.
Learn more about AANP and the progress your membership makes possible.
Your association is led by NPs who volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that NPs and their patients have a voice wherever important health care conversations are occurring. Meet your board of directors and explore ways that you can help make a positive difference for your profession and patients.
Meet elected leaders from your state, territory and region who are on the front lines of health education and advocacy. If you’re interested in connecting with NPs in your area, you can access a list of NP organizations near you.
AANP welcomes opportunities to partner with corporations and organizations to help the more than NPs licensed to practice in the United States improve health outcomes for their patients. Thanks to the support of Corporate Council members, sponsors and exhibitors and relationships with numerous collaborative alliances, AANP continually advances toward its goal of promoting excellence in NP practice, education and research.
AANP wants to hear from you on the largest social media networks, where association members, NPs, NP students, patients and even some legislators gather to discuss important health care issues. Join the conversation to receive timely information and to share your thoughts with fellow NPs.
Press Room: Resources for the Media and Public Awareness Campaigns
Are you interested in reporting on one of the fastest growing roles in primary, acute and specialty health care? Would you like to learn more about the critical role NPs play in expanding patient access to high-quality, compassionate, patient-centered care? AANP can help by providing data, connecting you with experts and clarifying information about the NP role and trending health issues. You can also access recent public awareness campaigns to learn more about the NP role.
In 2019, AANP constructed a new national headquarters in Austin, Texas. This achievement is a testament to the strength and growth of the NP role and will aid AANP in supporting the needs of the more than NPs nationwide for years to come.
Thanks to member support, AANP steadily moves the mark forward on issues of importance to NPs and their patients. Review reports from several years to learn how the NP role and your association have grown.