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 Call for Nominations closed on October 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. CT.
The AANP Nomination Council issued the Call for Nominations for the 2021 election on October 1, 2020. The deadline for applications to be received by AANP is October 30, 2020.
AANP individual members in good standing for the 12 months prior to October 1, 2020, may submit their information for consideration as a candidate in the 2021 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 that reflects candidates' expertise and diversity. The slate will be submitted to the AANP Board of Directors. Optimally, at least two but no more than three candidates will be slated per position.
The term of office for board of directors members and state representatives is two years, and the term of office for Nomination Council positions is three years. All elected officers will begin their term at the close of the 2021 AANP National Conference, which is scheduled to be held in Anaheim, California, June 15–20, 2021.
Applications that are incomplete or contain excessive typographical or grammatical errors will not be corrected or edited and may be eliminated from consideration.
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Jersey, New York (N), New York (S), North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (N), Texas (S), Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Three positions will be available.
AANP individual members in good standing for the 12 months prior to October 1, 2020, with no lapse in membership, are eligible to submit an application for positions in the 2021 AANP Election, as described 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.
The following process and procedures for campaigning are currently under review by the AANP Board of Directors and may be revised. Updated Campaign Process and Procedures will be posted on the AANP website and sent to members prior to announcement of the 2021 candidate slate.
Candidates running for office in the 2021 AANP election will have two opportunities to campaign for the desired position — a campaign flyer and campaign message (described below). All instructions must have been followed when submitting campaign materials.
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 individual membership must be current as of February 1, 2021, to be eligible to vote for the following positions in the 2021 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 2021 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.