Utilize NPInfluence for Your Research Needs

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Do you have an NP research study in need of participants? The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) NPInfluence panel is the largest online panel of NPs in all specialties. Through NPInfluence you can involve NPs in your research study by having AANP administer an electronic survey on your behalf to a panel of clinically practicing NPs.

The opinions of NPInfluence panelists are valuable in shaping the future of health care and informing the development of health care products, therapies and public policy nationwide.

  • Guidelines and Resources

    Before starting your application, please review the Program Guidelines, as well as the following documents, for important information on this program:

  • How to Apply

    You can apply by completing the online application.*

    *NP Student members and Post Master's Student members are not eligible to apply to conduct research through NPInfluence.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Is there an application deadline?

    No. Interested researchers can submit their applications throughout the year; however, the number of accepted applications varies each year.

    Do I have to provide incentives to each survey participant?

    Yes. You must provide an incentive to each survey participant. Incentives are calculated based on the average amount of time the survey takes to complete.

    Do I need to have an institutional review board (IRB) approval to participate in this program?

    No. Your survey does not need to have IRB approval to be sent to participants in this program.

    Can I use my own survey platform to distribute my survey?

    No. AANP administers all surveys through Qualtrics. You will be able to review and pilot your survey using a preview link generated by Qualtrics.

    What are the sample sizes that other researchers have obtained in the past?

    On average, NPInfluence can accommodate the needs of clients aiming to capture between 200 and 400 completed responses to a survey. Please note, most of the panelists have self-identified as working in primary care. If the client has a very narrow set of eligibility criteria for a survey project (e.g., seeking 500 NPs working in oncology), NPInfluence may not be appropriate.

    Once a survey has been administered through NPInfluence, how long does it typically take to collect data?

    NPInfluence clients can expect data collection to be completed within two to four weeks, depending on the total sample requested and eligibility criteria. Based on previous surveys sent through NPInfluence, it can take approximately two to three weeks to achieve the requested number of survey participants.

    How long does the entire process take?

    Once the application is approved, the entire process could take between four to six months. The timeline is dependent upon the length of time needed to finalize and sign the Professional Services Agreement (PSA), pilot the survey with the client and obtain the desired number of responses. After the survey closes, AANP will deliver the brief report and final invoice to the client within four weeks. The client will receive the raw data file when the invoice has been paid.

  • Contact AANP

    If you have any additional questions about this program, please contact AANP at research@aanp.org.