AANP Community Achievements

Engage, Get Points and Earn Your Ribbons!

Did you know that you can earn points and work toward collecting ribbons just for being active within AANP Communities? While in the communities website, click on your profile picture at the top right of the page. Then, select “profile," click on “my contributions” and “summary,” to view your point total.

  • Engagement points are awarded for a multitude of activities, including viewing posts and updating your profile.
  • Contribution points are earned by posting and replying.
  • Reputation points are earned by having other community members recommend your posts.

AANP Top Contributor

The top contributor ribbon is given to a community member who collects 4,000 total points. Engagement points are awarded for a multitude of activities, including viewing posts and updating your profile, just to name a few. Contribution points are earned for posting a new discussion, replying to a discussion and adding to the community library. Reputation points are earned when other community members recommend or interact with your posts.

AANP Silver Contributor

The silver contributor ribbon is given to a community member who collects 1,000 total points. Engagement points are awarded for a multitude of activities, including viewing posts and updating your profile, just to name a few. Contribution points are earned for posting a new discussion, replying to a discussion and adding to the community library. Reputation points are earned when other community members recommend or interact with your posts.

AANP Bronze Contributor

The bronze contributor ribbon is given to a community member who collects 50 total points. Engagement points are awarded for a multitude of activities, including viewing posts and updating your profile, just to name a few. Contribution points are earned for posting a new discussion, replying to a discussion and adding to the community library. Reputation points are earned when other community members recommend or interact with your posts.

Early Adopter

The early adopter ribbon was given to members who actively engaged in the new AANP Communities platform within the first 30 days of the platform's launch.

AANP Fellow

This ribbon denotes community members who are also Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). FAANP is dedicated to the global advancement of nurse practitioners (NPs) and the high-quality health care they deliver. Comprised of recognized NP leaders who have made outstanding contributions to NP education, policy, clinical practice or research, the Fellows work toward furthering the NP profession, developing NP leaders of the future and enhancing AANP's mission.

SPG Co-chair

The SPG co-chair ribbon signifies the two SPG co-chairs that are provided for each SPG. SPG co-chairs are volunteers who agree to engage with community members and provide expert-level experience within their specialty area. Each co-chair serves a minimum of two years in their volunteer role. Becoming an SPG co-chair is a self-nomination process with final approval from the AANP Practice Committee.

AANP Research Committee

This ribbon identifies members of the AANP Research Committee. Research Committee members hold positions on an internal AANP advisory group for the purpose of the development, evaluation and dissemination of research projects that are NP focused or led. Committee members advise AANP staff on research-related programs, initiatives and activities.


Learn More About Available AANP Communites

Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs)

AANP offers 17 SPG communities that are organized around therapeutic areas and professional interests. Designed to support discussion, document sharing, collaboration and networking, each SPG maintains a dedicated online forum where you can instantly connect with like-minded NP colleagues and share information — all in the pursuit of providing the best care to your patients.

View All SPG Opportunities

AANP Network for Research (AANPNR)

The AANPNR is a free, online community that provides NPs with a platform to interact with other researchers. Benefits of the AANPNR include sharing resources with other NPs, receiving a monthly newsletter and much more!

Join AANPNR