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2022 State of the Association Member Update

Come See How Your Association Represented You, Your Patients and the NP Role This Past Year
Membership Meeting 2000x1000

August 6, 2022 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET) Online

This program does not include continuing education (CE) credit.

Join the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) for the annual State of the Association Member Update. AANP President April Kapu, incoming President-Elect Stephen Ferrara, Treasurer Karen Ketner and CEO Jon Fanning will present a recap of AANP activities, legislative work, membership growth, association financials and much more. This is your opportunity to learn firsthand how AANP has represented you, your patients and the nurse practitioner (NP) role over the past year and to see what's in store for the future. This event is free to attend and open to all AANP members.

Event Details
  • Details

    Details About the 2022 State of the Association Member Update

    When: August 6, 2022, 3-4 p.m. ET.

    Where: Online via the AANP CE Center.

    Cost: Free.

    CE credit: This program does not include CE credit.

    Eligibility: All AANP members may attend.

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    Be Informed About Your Membership!

    The 2022 State of the Association Member Update is an important event for all AANP members to attend. Join AANP 100% online to see how the interests of your patients and the NP role were represented over the past year. The presenters will cover AANP's activities, legislative work, future priorities, key partnerships, election results, association financials, membership growth and more.

  • Agenda

    2022 State of the Association Member Update Agenda

    Discover how AANP represented you, your patients and the NP role over the past year.

    This program does not include CE credit.


    AANP President April Kapu will open the session with a special welcome and introduction.

    AANP Activity Recap

    AANP President April Kapu, incoming President-Elect Stephen Ferrara and CEO Jon Fanning will present AANP's activities from the past year and discuss how these efforts advanced the association's strategic plan. This includes AANP activities and achievements that:

    • Impacted your patients and the public's awareness of NPs.
    • Increased the standing and leadership of NPs in health care.
    • Addressed payment concerns and parity.
    • Provided resources for NP practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership in health care.

    AANP Financial Update

    AANP Treasurer Karen Ketner will present the financial performance of the association for the 2021 fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

    AANP Multimedia and TV Spots

    View the 30-second TV commercials that ran on national cable networks, like CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, and in strategically selected local markets on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show and Ellen. These TV spots are just one of the many ways AANP works to raise public awareness of the NP role with the robust WeChooseNPs campaign.

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  • Speakers



    Dr. April Kapu is President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP). She is an acute care nurse practitioner (NP) and the Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Advanced Practice Nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Kapu leads as a nursing executive in her role for the health system, establishing innovative, high-quality and value-driven health care services. She is the Director for the VUMC Office of Advanced Practice, providing resources and professional practice support for more than 1,300 advanced practice nurses. Kapu represents Vanderbilt advanced practice nursing nationally through consultation, publications, presentations and hosted events. She is a Professor of Clinical Nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Associate Professor of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology. Kapu has presented at numerous national conferences, authored chapters in advanced practice nursing textbooks and published manuscripts in journals such as JONA, Nurse Leader, Critical Care Nurse, Critical Care Medicine, The Journal of Trauma, Nursing Management, American Nurse Today, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Outlook, and others. She is an AANP Fellow and a Fellow for the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing. Kapu previously served as Region 4 Director for AANP. She is an active member of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), having served as a past chair for the TNA Government Affairs Committee and TNA Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Committee, and she represented NPs on the Tennessee governor’s special commission focused on pain and addiction treatment education. Kapu has been honored as the VUMC Transformational Nurse Leader of the Year and Tennessee Hospital Association’s Nurse of Clinical Distinction. Kapu holds both a master’s and doctoral degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.


    Stephen A. Ferrara, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

    Dr. Stephen Ferrara is the incoming President-Elect of AANP. He is an actively practicing NP, executive and faculty member. Ferrara combines years of clinical experience along with health policy development to increase access to NP-partnered care in the state of New York and has served as part-time executive director of the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State. He is also a member of the senior leadership team at Columbia University's School of Nursing, serving as the associate dean of clinical affairs and assistant professor. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the NP primary care faculty practice located in Manhattan and teaches health policy in the DNP program. Ferrara holds a passion for health information technology and integrating evidence-based practice into daily practice. His doctoral work examined the impact of group medical visits for patients with Type 2 diabetes and whether this intervention led to better health outcomes. Ferrara holds many accolades, including the AANP New York State Award for Clinical Excellence, induction as a Fellow of AANP, the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine.


    Karen Ketner, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

    Dr. Karen Ketner is the Treasurer of AANP. She graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner in 1985 and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of San Francisco in 2015. Her clinical practice has included pediatric oncology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford; private family practice and urgent care in Monterey, California; and general pediatrics and urgent care at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, California. Ketner was a lecturer and co-director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at San Jose State University until the program closed in 2008. She is currently the Executive Director of Advanced Practice for Santa Clara County, supporting the county’s advanced practice workforce. Ketner has served in various leadership roles within AANP and the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) since becoming an NP, including AANP State Representative and Regional Director, chair of the AANP Public Relations Committee and president of CANP in 2009. Prior to her current role as AANP Treasurer, Ketner was AANP Region 9 Director.


    Jon Fanning, MS, CAE, CNED

    Jon D. Fanning is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AANP. He oversees the AANP national office in Austin, Texas, and the government affairs office in Arlington, Virginia, and he is a non-voting member of the AANP Board of Directors. Fanning has more than 20 years of experience working with organizations on strategic planning, driving membership growth, developing advocacy initiatives and cultivating partnerships both domestically and internationally. Prior to AANP, he had strategic and operational oversight of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), with more than 200 employees and members in more than 100 countries. His roles at APA included Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Chief Membership Officer (CMO) and Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He has also worked at other nationally recognized organizations and has been honored both nationally and internationally for his work. Jon holds a Master’s in Health Care Administration and a Bachelor’s in Communication and Political Science. He is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Nonprofit Executive Director (CNED).