All About NPs

AllAboutNPsNurse Practitioners (NPs) have been providing primary, acute and specialty healthcare to patients of all ages and walks of life for nearly half a century. NPs assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, and initiate and manage treatment plans – including prescribing medications. They are the healthcare providers of choice for millions of patients. An NP is truly Your Partner in Health.

Finding an NP

Patients looking for an NP are invited to explore AANP's new improved 
NPFinder, a rapidly growing database of NPs around the country, searchable by specialty or location.


The Voice of the NP

  • Learn about the issues affecting NPs and the advocacy and health policy leadership AANP provides in Legislation/Regulation.
  • Whether they're being interviewed for a story on health care or providing expertise on a specific health condition, NPs are being recognized in the news. Learn more.

Becoming an NP

Learn about NP programs, curriculum standards and more in our Student Resource Center section:

  • NP Programs
  • NP Student Resources
  • NP Preparation Resources

Student Resource Center