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The most common AANP Membership questions are answered below.

How do I join AANP?

  • To join online or by mail, visit the Join, Renew, Update page of our website and follow the instructions.
  • AANP has an agreement with several states and may have a record of your information based on information received from State Boards of Nursing. AANP also conducts surveys to gather statistical information about the profession and may store a record of the information gathered in the AANP database.

What are the accepted methods of payment?

AANP accepts personal and business checks, money orders, and Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards for the payment of membership dues.

Are my membership dues tax deductible?

AANP dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as a professional expense. AANP estimates that 10% of your dues are not deductible because of AANP's lobbying activities on behalf of its members.

How can I obtain a copy of a receipt for my membership?

Membership receipts are automatically emailed once your membership is processed. If you do not see an emailed receipt in your inbox, try checking your spam folder. If you still do not receive a receipt, please contact us via the form below.

How long will it take to process my membership application?

Membership applications are processed upon receipt. Once your application is approved, you will receive an emailed receipt.

I'm a new member. When will I receive my member number and other AANP information?

If you join online, you will receive a membership receipt by email once your application is processed. Your new membership number will be on the receipt.

Does AANP certification automatically make me a member of AANP?

No. AANP certification is separate from AANP membership. AANP membership requires completion of a membership application and payment of annual dues. Consult the Membership menu for the various membership categories.

Is my AANP membership number the same as my AANP Certification number?

No. Your AANP membership number is separate from any AANP Certification number that you may have. AANP Certification numbers are prefaced by an A (adult), F (Family), or G (Gerontological).

What is the duration of membership?

Memberships are for one calendar year from the date of activation/renewal and can be renewed annually.

How do I renew my membership?

You can renew your membership online by logging in to MyAANP and selecting Renew Your AANP Membership.

How do I update my name?

To change the name listed on your membership record, please contact the Membership department at 512-505-0242 or email your updated information and your membership number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

How do I update my mailing information?

You can update your mailing information by logging in to MyAANP. You can also update your mailing information by contacting AANP Membership at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What NP Organizations are current members of AANP?

A list of current NP Organization members can be found in the NP Organization Member Directory in the NP Organization Membership section of our website.

Who can vote and/or hold an AANP state or national office?

All members desiring to seek state or national office must be an AANP member in good standing for the 12 months previous to the date on which the call for nominations begins.

NP Members, Post Master’s Student Members, and Career Starter Members shall have the right to vote and hold elected office at the national and state levels.

Student Members shall have the right to vote and hold elected office at the state level.

Retired Members shall have the right to vote in national and state elections. Retired members have the right to seek state office but may not seek national office.

Associate Members do not have the right to vote or hold office.

NP Organization Membership does not confer voting or office holding privileges either as a group or on any individual member of an NP Organization Member who is not a current member of AANP.

Corporate Council Membership does not confer voting or office holding privileges either as a corporation or on any individual member who is employed by that corporation, unless that employee is an individual member of AANP in one of the individual membership categories.

For more information consult the membership category pages.

What is MyAANP?

MyAANP is a registered user portal where users can create a profile, manage membership, register for conferences, manage CE, and more. In order to join AANP, you must first become a registered user.

What is NP Finder and how can I be included?

NP Finder is a web-based NP locator service that helps consumers search for NPs by specialty, city, state, and zip code. You may register your practice information through your MyAANP profile.

I'm a student member, do I get a printed copy of the JAANP?

While student members do not receive a printed copy of JAANP each month, they do receive a free subscription to JAANP online. This includes round-the-clock access to current and archived articles, along with use of organizational tools such as My Profile allowing you to search, save and manage articles all in one place. For a free subscription to printed copies of JAANP, students may upgrade their membership to the NP Membership category.

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