Frequently Asked Questions

State Government Affairs

  • Is my state a Full Practice Authority (FPA) state? How do I find out?

    Get the facts on your state’s policy landscape through the individual state policy profiles. See how your state compares to others on the AANP practice environment map.

    DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this transmission is offered as information only and not as practice, financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Correspondents must contact their own professional advisors for such advice.
  • Where can I find advice about a collaborative agreement?

    AANP believes patients should have access to full and direct NP care without a collaborative agreement. However, until all states modernize licensure laws, some states still require agreements.

    We recommend you reach out to the professional licensing board(s) in your state for specific license requirements. Each state is different, and the Board of Nursing is the legal authority on these requirements.

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  • Where can I turn if I am looking to start my own NP-owned business?

    AANP is always excited to hear about one of our members looking to make health care more accessible and bring more options to their communities. The association currently offers a few support tools for NPs looking at starting their own practice. We currently have a Specialty Practice Group designed just for independent NP business owners and some general business and billing offerings at the AANP CE Center.

    When it comes to the specifics of health care business regulation in your state, the best practice is to consult with a health care business attorney. You will want to work with someone who is well versed on the laws in your state and can guide you through the process. While AANP doesn’t have a specific referral list for attorneys, a possible referral source may be the American Association of Nurse Attorneys or your local NP association.

    Congratulations on making this move! We look forward to you getting connected with other NP business leaders in the Specialty Practice Group and wish you the best of success.

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  • How do I get involved with policy in my state?

    Thank you for your membership and for contacting AANP. We are always encouraged to hear NPs like you want to be at the table shaping patient-centered policies!

    AANP members have access to several opportunities to get involved and stay connected to issues in their state:

    Thank you for your commitment to patients and the profession. AANP is excited for the impact engaged NPs like you can make.

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  • How do I get more involved with AANP?

    Thank you for your membership and for contacting AANP. We are always encouraged to hear NPs like you want to get more involved with AANP!

    • Consider running for AANP elected office! AANP committee volunteer opportunities include communications, membership, education, research, advocacy or committees. You can learn more under the Nominations section of MyAANP, your AANP membership dashboard, when you log in to your membership homepage.
    • Need to renew your membership or become a member? Information on AANP membership can be found here.

    Thank you for your commitment to patients and the profession. AANP is excited for the impact engaged NPs like you can make.

    DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this transmission is offered as information only and not as practice, financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Correspondents must contact their own professional advisors for such advice.
  • I am a nonmember; what policy resources can I access?

    Why not join today? Members get more!

    There are several members-only policy resources, but a few publicly accessible pages are available. Here’s a preview of what AANP has to offer:

    Have a question about certification?

    Learn more at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board.

    Have a question about state laws?

    The AANP State Practice Environment has a link to your State Board of Nursing website for contact information and regulations, a link to your State Nurse Practice Act and a link to a members-only detailed State Policy Fact Sheet.

    Have a question about engaging in advocacy?

    Check out the AANP Advocacy Center.

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  • I’m a student; who can I interview for one of my classes?

    Welcome to the profession! Our team is hard at work advocating for you and the NP role. We’re unable to facilitate student interviews at this time. However, AANP has great resources online for students that may fit your assignment. Our policy priorities, issue briefs and other policy resources are publicly available on the AANP Advocacy pages. Be sure to log in to your MyAANP account to see exclusive members-only content!

    DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this transmission is offered as information only and not as practice, financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Correspondents must contact their own professional advisors for such advice.