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About the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP)

Your National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Community

About the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Welcome to all NPs, NP students and individuals or organizations interested in the NP role! AANP is your community, representing the interests of the more than 385,000 licensed NPs in the country. Together, we are working to improve patient care and advance NP practice.

AANP's Mission

AANP empowers all NPs to advance accessible, person-centered, equitable, high-quality health care for diverse communities through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.

Learn more about AANP and the progress your membership makes possible.

AANP Leadership

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.

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Regional Directors and State Liaisons

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.

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Partnering to Advance High-quality Health Care

AANP welcomes opportunities to partner with corporations and organizations to help the more than 385,000 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.

Partner With AANP

Position Statements

AANP has outlined a number of positions on issues of importance for NPs nationwide. In addition, AANP discussion papers offer pros and cons to enhance understanding and encourage continued discussion.

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Join the Conversation on Social Media

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.

Connect on Social Media

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.

Explore AANP's Press Room

  • Historical Timeline

    NPs have an exciting story to tell, and so does AANP! It all began under an apple tree in Pennsylvania with a handful of visionary NPs. Explore AANP’s historical timeline to see what happened next.

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  • National Headquarters

    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 385,000 NPs nationwide for years to come.

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  • Bylaws

    Review the bylaws that govern AANP to learn important details about the association’s mission, structure, membership, elections, leadership and more.

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  • Strategic Focus

    What is the AANP P.E.A.R.L? Discover the mission, vision and values that unite AANP members.

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  • Member Policies

    Review AANP Member Policies.

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  • Annual Report

    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.

    Access Annual Reports

  • Careers at AANP

    AANP is looking for talented individuals to join our dynamic team as we build the premier organization for NPs everywhere.

    View Available Positions

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): State Government Affairs

    Gain answers to your most pressing AANP State Government Affairs questions, including how to get involved in policy, where to find resources for NP business owners and more!

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  • Contact AANP

    How may we serve you? Do you have a question, comment or suggestion? Please share it with the AANP team. We’d love to hear from you!

    Contact AANP