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Data Collection Program at National Conference

Engage With Nurse Practitioners (NPs) on Your Next Research Project

Are you interested in sampling NP conference attendees? The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) national conference is a great point of access to the NP workforce. Researchers can apply for an opportunity to collect data on in-person conference attendees.

“The AANP Data Collection Program provided me a unique and valuable opportunity to survey a national sample of NPs about an issue of importance to our practice. Collecting data in this way also allowed me to interact face to face with NPs from around the world. Many stopped at my data collection table to chat and share their detailed insights into my research questions. It was a powerful research and networking opportunity. Thank you AANP!”
— Chandra S., North Carolina, Member since 2016
  • Guidelines and Resources

    Before starting your application, please review the following document for important information on this program:

  • How to Apply

    You can apply by completing the online application and paying the nonrefundable review fee. The review fee is $125 for AANP members and $200 for nonmembers.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    When is the application deadline?
    Applications are due April 15 of each year.

    Do I have to register for the conference?
    No, you do not have to register for the conference. However, you would need to register for the conference to access any events or activities, such as the exhibit hall and continuing education sessions.

    Can I provide incentives to conference attendees?
    Yes, you can offer candy, pins, sticky notes, mints, pens, stickers or other small incentives to potential survey participants. You are not allowed to conduct a raffle; however, you can provide gift cards to every participant who completes your survey.

    Do I need to have IRB approval to participate in this program?
    Yes, your study must receive an IRB approval or exemption. A copy of your letter is required when submitting your application.

    Are there any additional fees that I have to pay?
    No, you only need to pay the non-refundable review fee.

    Can I access the exhibit hall?
    You can only access the exhibit hall if you have registered for the conference.

    What are the sample sizes that other data collectors have reached in the past?
    On average, data collectors have been able to recruit about 100 attendees into their studies. Most national conference attendees are certified family, adult or adult-gerontology NPs who work in primary care settings.

  • Past Data Collectors

    Crystal Ché Williams, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CPNP-PC

    • Evaluation of the Impact of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners' Health Policy Conference Participation on Self-assessment of Political Astuteness.
    • Presented at Sigma Theta Tau's 29th International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia.

    Leslie L Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FACC, FAHA, FPCNA

    • The Use of Case Vignettes to Assess Nurse Practitioner Knowledge of Symptom Presentations in Women With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome.
    • Brief Report included in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Contact AANP

    If you have any additional questions about this program, please contact AANP via the AANP Help Center.