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American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Voice of the NP

Being a part of AANP is more than just a membership—it’s a real opportunity to make a measurable difference in the strength of your profession and the health of this country. When you join AANP, you are joining a movement—a vibrant, professional community of NPs more than 92,000 strong. That’s 92,000 members who have chosen to put their passion for improving the health of our nation into practice by supporting the advancement of the NP role.

Why Join AANP?

Member Benefits

From unyielding advocacy and free CE to valuable discounts and exclusive networking opportunities, AANP member benefits support you in all areas of practice and throughout your career so that you can focus on what you do best—providing an unparalleled level of care to your patients.

  • Advocacy for your practice and the greater NP role
  • Hundreds of hours of free CE
  • Exclusive discounts and savings
  • Free NP journal subscriptions
  • And so much more

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"I am proud to be a part of a large, well-respected organization that advocates for me and advocates for my patients. There is strength in numbers, and the number of AANP members shows that we are a force to be reckoned with."

- Laura M., RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Member since 2012

Membership Categories

Your AANP membership is customized to be exactly what you need at the current stage of your career. Whether you are just beginning your NP education or retiring from the profession, you can support the NP role while receiving member benefits that, in turn, support you personally and professionally. From free CE and up-to-date news on health care topics to advocacy at the national and state level, AANP membership is here to meet your needs.

Nurse Practitioner (NP): for current, practicing NPs.

Student: for those currently enrolled in an entry-level program that prepares NPs.

Post Master's Student: for NPs who have returned to school for further education.

Career Starter: for newly graduated NPs in the first year of their career.

Retired Nurse Practitioner: for NPs who want to continue advocating for the NP role during retirement.

Associate (non-NP): for any non-NP who believes in supporting the growth of the NP role.

Other Membership Opportunities

Specialty Practice Groups (SPG)

Join an SPG to connect with others who share common goals for advancing knowledge and best practices in select areas like acute care, pain management, cardiology, dermatology and more.

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Membership for Organizations

Learn how your organization—whether an NP association, employer of NPs or a private company—can align with the growing, nationwide NP community.

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AANP Fellows

The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) are selected based on their outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy. Discover what it takes to join the ranks of these visionary NP leaders.

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Become a trusted resource for your patients with relevant, evidence-based educational experiences.