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Program Guidelines: NPInfluence

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) offers clients an opportunity to send electronic surveys through NPInfluence — an online research panel of nurse practitioners (NPs). NPInfluence has thousands of practicing NPs in primary, acute and specialty care. Interested clients can submit their applications at any time throughout the year. Upon approval, AANP will administer an electronic survey on behalf of the clients.

Please note, AANP does not provide access to NPInfluence panelists via direct recruitment emails; however, panelists may be asked to complete a survey consent form that includes personal information (e.g., first and last name) as part of the client's study protocol, or panelists may self-report their contact information for future follow-up opportunities.

Application Requirements

In all cases, approval is dependent on the successful submission and review of all information outlined below. Clients do not need an International Review Board (IRB) approval or exemption to qualify for this program; however, if your survey is going through an IRB, you will need to have IRB approval before submitting your application.

Applications must include:

  • Contact Information.
    • Full name.
    • Phone number.
    • Email address.
    • Organization name.
  • Membership Status.
    • Select what type of AANP member you are, if applicable (e.g., Corporate Council, NP, Associate).
  • Survey Logistics.
    • Target sample size and desired number of respondents.
    • Characteristics of the target population (e.g., NPs working in Arizona, NPs certified in psychiatric/mental health).
    • Estimated budget.
    • Target date when you would like the survey launched.
    • Estimated date of when you would like to receive the survey results.
    • IRB approval status, if applicable.
  • Survey Instrument or Questionnaire.
    • If you have an instrument or questionnaire, please submit it with your application.

Application Submission

AANP staff will review all applications. Staff will not review incomplete applications.

Please complete the following steps to successfully submit your application:

  1. Compile all the application components.

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Professional Services Agreement (PSA) Between AANP and the Client

The PSA defines the data collection services that AANP will conduct on behalf of the client and covers intellectual property rights, confidentiality, scope of work and estimated fees. AANP will attempt to reach the desired number of respondents; however, AANP cannot guarantee that the desired number of respondents will complete the survey. AANP will adjust the estimated fees if the desired number of respondents do not complete the survey.

Brief Report and Raw Data File

Within four weeks of the close of the survey, AANP will provide a brief report to the client. The report will include respondents’ demographic information that was previously obtained from the panel (e.g., age, certification type, race/ethnicity). Additionally, the report will contain a descriptive summary of the survey results. Once AANP has received payment in full, a raw data file containing the survey responses is sent to the client via a secure, password-protected link. Clients can request the raw data file as an Excel or STATA file.

Final Product Submission

As a courtesy, AANP requests clients share their final research product with AANP. For example, if the final research product is a peer-reviewed journal article, AANP would like to receive a copy of the published article. AANP will only use the final product to help inform the future development of NPInfluence.

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