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Applications Open for International Advanced Practice Nurse Ambassador Scholarship Program


Media Contact: Bryan Black

Learn how this opportunity supports advanced practice nursing globally.

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is proud to support nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice nurses (APNs) in countries where the APN role is emerging. Now in its fifth year, the AANP International APN Ambassador Program is offering scholarships that include travel and admission to the 2023 AANP National Conference in New Orleans on June 20-25.

“Dedicated and innovative APNs all over the world are educating, advocating and leading in the provision of vital health services,” said AANP President April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN. “Now, AANP is pleased to offer this transformative experience to help us learn from one another and work together to further nursing practice and ensure access to care for everyone, everywhere.”

Eight International APN Ambassadors attended the 2022 AANP National Conference in Orlando, Florida, including Joseph Kilsara, MSN-FNP, RN, and Patricija Lunežnik, RN, MS, who shared their insights on episode 66 of the NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® podcast. AANP is grateful for the opportunity to host ambassadors, exchange knowledge with them and support efforts to advance the APN role globally.

All international APNs are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements and apply. The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 16.


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 355,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs' patients and other health care consumers. To locate an NP in your community, visit For more information about NPs, visit

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