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With a blend of clinical expertise and a whole-patient approach, nurse practitioners (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.
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.
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.
Conduct a deeper dive into the policies affecting your state with State Policy Maps, which include items such as prescriptive authority for controlled substances, signature authorization and primary care provider recognition.
You need to know all the details about NP practice in your state — from signature authority to the number of continuing education hours required for licensure and beyond. With your AANP membership, you can access quick reference guides on your state to inform yourself and your patients.
"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