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Course of the Month

Members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) get more — including free access to a new continuing education (CE) activity each month through the Course of the Month program. As an AANP member, you can now earn up to 12 additional contact hours of free CE credit throughout the year!

Watch for emails from AANP highlighting these activities, then be sure to complete them during the month they are featured to benefit from free access. When a new month begins, previously featured Course of the Month activities will transition to the AANP CE Center, where they will be available to all nurse practitioners (NPs) for a fee — and available to members at a discounted rate.

Each Course of the Month activity will be presented by subject matter experts who are also AANP Community members. While members enjoy free access or extremely low rates on all AANP CE Center activities — and substantial discounts on conference registrations — the Course of the Month program further demonstrates AANP’s commitment to deliver valuable member benefits.

Current and Upcoming Course of the Month Activities

Complete these and other exciting Course of the Month CE activities as they become available.

  • June 2024

    Why Obesity is a Disease and Why We Should Treat It

    Speakers:

    • Nancy Tkacz Browne, MS, PPCNP-BC, FOMA, FAANP, FAAN.
    • Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA, FAANP.

    This CE activity is available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of June 2024.

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Previously Featured Course of the Month Activities

Consider completing these CE activities — available at a reduced rate for members — within the AANP CE Center.

  • May 2024

    Case Studies in Orthopedics: Return of the Expert's Approach

    Speakers:

    • Zachary A. Lerner, DNP, APRN.
    • Karen Myrick, APRN.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of May 2024.

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  • April 2024

    Maximizing the Mental Health of Patients with Chronic Pain

    Speaker:

    • Megan Filoramo, MSN, RN-BC, APRN-BC, PGMT-BC, AP-PMN, IHWNC-NC.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of April 2024.

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  • March 2024

    Can't Miss Diagnoses in Convenient and Urgent Care Settings

    Speaker:

    • Kristene Diggins, DNP, MBA, FAANP.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of March 2024.

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  • February 2024

    Physical Activity and Nutrition: Building Blocks in Obesity Care

    Speaker:

    • Rebecca J. Graves, Ph.D., NP-C, FAANP.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of February 2024.

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  • January 2024

    Lymphedema: Root Causes, Diagnostics and Treatment Options

    Speaker:

    • Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP, FAAWC.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of January 2024.

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  • December 2023

    ADHD and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in the Pediatric Population

    Speaker:

    • Lisa Anderson, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of December 2023.

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  • November 2023

    Glaucoma: A Silent Blinding Disease

    Speaker:

    • Tulay Cakiner-Egilmez, NP-C, PhD, CRNO, COMT.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of November 2023.

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  • October 2023

    Building Collaborative Relationships for Cancer Care

    Speakers:

    • Katie Kemble, DNP, ARNP, FNP‐C, AOCNP, FAANP.
    • Kristi A. Acker, DNP, PhD, FNP‐BC, AOCNP, ACHPN, FAANP.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of October 2023.

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  • September 2023

    Caring for Patients With Sepsis and Septic Shock

    Speakers:

    • Paula McCauley, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CMC, CSC, FAANP.
    • Doug Smith, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, FCCM.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of September 2023.

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  • August 2023

    Immunizations: Getting Your Families Ready for the School Year

    Speakers:

    • Laura Searcy, MN, RN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP.
    • Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of August 2023.

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  • July 2023

    Hot Topics in Infectious Disease for the PCP

    Speakers:

    • Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN.
    • Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, AACRN, FAAN, FAANP.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of July 2023.

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  • June 2023

    Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Clinical Pathway

    Speaker: Temitope Fowora, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of June 2023.

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  • May 2023

    Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse Evaluation and Management

    Speaker: Joan Zaccardi, DrNP, APN-BC, FNP-C, NEA, FAANP.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of May 2023.

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  • April 2023

    Head and Neck Cancer Essentials: What NPs Need to Know

    Speakers:

    • Maria Colandrea, DNP, NP-C, CORLN, FAANP.
    • Erin Ross, DNP, APRN, CNP, CORLN, FAANP.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of April 2023.

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  • March 2023

    Pharmacologic Management of Obesity: Improving Health and Reducing Risks in Adolescents and Adults

    Speakers:

    • Sandra Christensen. MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA.
    • Nancy Tkacz Browne, MS, PPCNP-BC, FOMA, FAANP, FAAN.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of March 2023.

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  • February 2023

    At the Heart of the Matter

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of February 2023.

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  • January 2023

    Nurse Coaching: The Crucial Tool Missing From the Pain Tool Box

    Speaker: Megan Filoramo, APN-C, IHWNC-BC, AP-PMN.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of January 2023.

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  • December 2022

    Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19 Vaccination

    Speaker: Calli Cook, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of December 2022.

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  • November 2022

    Healthcare Disparities Among Gender and Minority Diverse Populations

    Speakers:

    • Linda Washington-Brown, PhD, EJD, APRN-C, PNP, ANP, FNP, FFANP, FAAN.
    • Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, FNP-BC, FAANP.

    This CE activity was available at no cost to AANP members throughout the month of November 2022.

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