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Applications Open for the 2024 AANP Executive Leadership Program

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Media Contact: Bryan Black

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Applications for the 2024 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) Executive Leadership Program are now being accepted. Presented in partnership with The George Washington University (GWU) School of Nursing, the program has awarded certificates of completion to 42 participants since its launch in 2021.

The 2024 program will be conducted over a two-week period — in person at the GWU campus in Ashburn, Virginia, April 8-12, 2024, and virtually June 3-7, with a webinar on May 8. Completion of the AANP Introductory Certificate on Leadership by Nov. 6 is a prerequisite for applicants. This 12-module course — exclusively for AANP members — is currently available in the AANP CE Center.

Participants earn approximately 50 contact hours of continuing education credit upon program completion in addition to working toward developing the right mindset to influence, make the tough decisions and — most importantly — be effective in an executive role.

“Whether you seek excellence in clinical practice or leadership, it is a journey,” said Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN — professor and associate dean at GWU and lead faculty of the AANP Executive Leadership program. “By attending the AANP Executive Leadership program, you will gain valuable insights, knowledge and skills that will empower you to lead with purpose and passion. The program content, along with the opportunity to build a network of colleagues and friends, will launch your career to new heights as you step forward in your journey to become a catalyst for positive change and the leader you aspire to be,” Ricciardi added.

Applications for the 2024 AANP Executive Leadership Program close on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT). Full details about the program — including eligibility requirements, participation dates, objectives and fees — are available on the AANP website.


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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