professional membershipMore and more people are choosing NPs as their healthcare provider.  NPs deliver a unique blend of nursing and medical care, assisting patients in making better lifestyle and healthcare decisions.  NPs have differentiated themselves from other healthcare providers by focusing on the whole person when treating specific health problems, as well as educating the patients on the effects those problems will have on them, their loved ones and their communities. 

I want to become an NP because

  • NPs impact lives, one patient at a time.
  • NPs have more opportunities now than ever before.
  • NPs help patients manage their health problems and needs.
  • NPs practice preventive care, in many instances circumventing a crisis.
  • NPs partner with their patients, guiding them to make smart health and lifestyle choices.
  • NPs provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, personalized patient-centered care with excellent outcomes.
  • NPs are skilled clinicians who include teaching and counselling individuals, families and communities as major parts of their practice.

CE Center

Over 150 CE activities – free to AANP members!

The CE Center is AANP’s online CE portal and home to a host of AANP-accredited online activities in a variety of formats including Virtual Journal Club. Most CE programs are free to current AANP members.

Visit About CE Center to learn more.


AANP CE Accreditation

Committed to upholding exemplary standards, AANP provides and accredits high–quality CE.

AANP–accredited programs must be educationally sound, relevant to NP practices and consistent with all AANP CE requirements.

Education Tools

AANP–developed tools and resources that are designed to keep NPs informed on important health issues and to assist them in educating their patients.

A variety of tools and resources are provided, including the popular patient education flipcharts. 

Visit Education Tools and Resources