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.