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Members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) are a crucial component of the organization’s leadership. AANP relies on the experience and expertise of nurse practitioner (NP) leaders to guide the association and advance the NP role.
AANP’s board of directors (BOD) is comprised of the Chief Executive Officer (non-voting member) and NPs who are elected by association members. In addition to the four officers and 11 regional directors who serve on the BOD, eligible AANP members also have the opportunity to vote for their state representatives and members of the AANP Nomination Council.
The AANP Nomination Council issued the Call for Nominations for the 2022 election on October 4, 2021. The deadline for applications to be received by AANP is October 31, 2021.
AANP individual members in good standing for the 12 months prior to October 4, 2021, may submit their information for consideration as a candidate in the 2022 election. Please refer to the section below titled “Eligibility to Run for Office” for additional information regarding eligibility.
All nominations will be reviewed by members of the AANP Nomination Council, who will vet nominees and develop a slate to be submitted to the Board of Directors that will reflect expertise and diversity. Optimally, at least two but no more than three candidates will be slated per position. Candidates will be listed in alphabetical order by last name on the aanp.org website and in all other instances that do not allow for a dynamic listing. Moreover, the incumbents will be listed as follows in the alphabetical list: Incumbent Name (Incumbent). On the ballot, the names — including the incumbent’s name — will all be listed dynamically, with the same notation for an incumbent as above. Dynamic means that the order of candidates will be randomly generated for each person logging in to vote.
The term of office for members of the AANP Board of Directors and state representatives is two years, and the term of office for Nomination Council members is three years. All elected officers will begin their term at the close of the 2022 AANP National Conference that will be held in Orlando, Florida, June 21-26, 2022.
Applications that are incomplete or contain excessive typographical or grammatical errors will not be corrected or edited and may be eliminated from consideration.
Alabama, Arizona, California (North), California (South), Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida (North), Florida (South), Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pacific U.S. Territories, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Four positions are available.
To qualify for nomination, an AANP individual member:
Any individual member who meets these basic qualifications, as well as the additional qualifications listed below, is eligible to submit an application for the following positions.
Nominations for the 2022 AANP Election opened on October 4, 2021. The nominations process is detailed below.
After submitting your nomination application, please make sure that you receive a return notice indicating the nomination has been received. If you do not receive this after submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
Candidates running for office in the 2022 AANP election will have two opportunities to campaign for the desired position — a campaign flyer and campaign message (described below). All instructions must be followed when submitting campaign materials.
The 2022 slate of candidates will be finalized in January 2022; once the slate is finalized, candidates will receive a link to a video featuring the AANP President that will explain campaign rules and provide examples of violations. These rules will be aligned with the Election Campaign Process and Procedures that are identified below. Please keep the Election Campaign Process and Procedures in mind when submitting your application. You may be asked to edit or change your campaign flyer or message at any time if your campaign materials do not align with the Election Campaign Process and Procedures.
Violation of the AANP Election Campaign Process and Procedures may result in removal from the ballot or may void that candidate’s election. Candidates are responsible for any campaign activity conducted, either directly or indirectly, on behalf of that individual.
All candidates must comply with the following AANP Election Campaign Process and Procedures. In order to be considered for placement on the ballot, candidates must acknowledge that they have read, understand and agree to abide by the campaign process and procedures. Failure to do so will prohibit that candidate’s consideration for placement on the ballot.
No solicitation of votes by candidates will be allowed, except as outlined in the AANP Election Campaign Process and Procedures.
Candidate activities NOT allowed for campaigning purposes include but are not limited to:
AANP has developed a campaign policy allowing candidates equal access to AANP members during the election process. Each candidate is responsible for compliance with the approved campaign policy procedures, as follows:
AANP individual membership must be current as of February 1, 2022, to be eligible to vote for the following positions in the 2022 election:
If you have questions or need additional information, email Beverly McLemore at email@example.com.
Note: Individuals elected as board officers, regional directors and state representatives are expected to attend meetings held 24 to 48 hours prior to the start of the 2022 AANP National Conference. Candidates for these positions should not make airline reservations for conference prior to learning the outcome of the election; however, for best availability of conference sessions and hotel accommodations, all candidates are encouraged to register for conference and make their room reservations prior to AANP’s announcement of election results.