State Advocacy

Championing Modernized Laws and Improved Health Policies for NPs in Every State

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - State Advocacy

With a blend of clinical expertise and a whole-patient approach, NPs have the potential to transform and enhance access to quality health care. Together, with your support, we can actively identify NP-related legislation across the country, support state-level NP policy initiatives and develop policy resources that cultivate strong NP leaders and sound health policy.

State Practice Environment

What is the status of NP practice in your state? View the AANP State Practice Environment map for a guide to licensure, regulatory requirements and practice details for all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories. Plus, download the State Policy Fact Sheets for quick reference on items such as continuing education and signature recognition.

Visit the State Practice Environment

State Policy Tracker

How do you keep up with policy changes in your state? As an AANP member, you have exclusive access to the State Policy Tracker, helping you discover which states are modernizing licensure, improving access to care and addressing patient care needs.

Visit the State Policy Tracker

"AANP takes on a leadership role in advancing the role of the nurse practitioner both at the federal level as well as at the state level."

—Thomas Mackey, PhD, NP-C, FAAN, FAANP

Member since 2001