FAANP Brochure

The purpose of the AANP Fellows Program, in support of the mission and vision of AANP, is to impact national & global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioner leaders who make outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy.

Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

History of the FAANP

The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) was established by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through NP clinical practice, research, education or policy, and to provide a forum to extend and enhance such efforts. Priority initiatives of FAANP are the creation and development of leadership and mentorship programs to foster the advancement of nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.

FAANP members are visionaries committed to the development of imaginative and creative future nurse practitioner leaders. From invitational Think Tanks to the Mentorship Program, FAANP is dedicated to advancing the NP profession.

In 2006, the FAANP activated the FAANP Mentorship Program to match nurse practitioner experts (Mentors) with NPs (Mentees) who are novices in aspects of their career development. They possess personal and professional qualities that ensure their success in relationship building and the likelihood of goal attainment through program participation. The program's structure supports a formalized commitment between the mentor and mentee. The FAANP Mentorship Program is open to all AANP full members.

Membership Criteria

Invitation to apply and selection to the FAANP is based on recognition of the NP's accomplishments and contributions to advance the NP role.

The selection criteria for membership to the FAANP are:

  • AANP Membership;
  • Demonstrated exceptional contributions and outcomes in two main focus areas of NP clinical practice, education, policy or research;
  • Significance and scope of influence of the NP's efforts in two main focus areas;
  • Continuing commitment and leadership in two main focus areas; and
  • Potential for contributing to the mission of the AANP and to FAANP initiatives.

FAANP candidates are invited to apply by two current Fellows. There is one selection cycle per year. Those selected to become FAANP members are inducted into membership during the AANP National Conference in June.

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