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Nurse Practitioner Research Refresh

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Get the most up-to-date data on nurse practitioners (NPs) before the national conference—and see how you can participate in Indianapolis.

Just a few days from now, thousands of NPs of every specialty and from every practice setting will converge in Indianapolis for the 2019 AANP National Conference (#AANP19). While you’re packing your bags, making final changes to your schedule and downloading the conference mobile app, you can also prepare by getting a snapshot of the NP community!

AANP serves as a robust resource on NPs and their practices and houses the only comprehensive database of NPs in the United States. Research at AANP is essential for understanding how NPs are shaping the future of health care. Before conference, you’re invited to take another look at research and refresh your knowledge of NPs and the NP role:

  • The newest National Sample Survey was completed in 2018 and offers a look into NP certification; practice communities, settings and characteristics; salary information; prescribing and diagnosis; NP education; and demographics. The report is available free for members and survey participants. Nonmembers are welcome to review the list of tables included in the report or purchase the complete report.
  • Are you interested in NP salaries? AANP offers Regional Compensation Fact Sheets, which provide a breakdown of compensation by AANP region so you can compare across the United States!
  • If you have a few survey questions you'd like NPs to respond to, consider applying for the Survey Question Procurement Program. Qualified stakeholders, such as academic researchers and corporations, may purchase space to add tailored questions to AANP's annual surveys. Selected applicants will receive the results from their individual questions as well as the demographic and practice information of respondents. To be considered, please review the requirements and submit a proposal by June 15, 2019.
  • Do you have a manuscript accepted by a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that might help AANP move its strategic plan forward? Consider applying for the Open Access Award to help your manuscript become open access and read by a broader audience.

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Research at #AANP19

Each year, national conference is the place for NP education, networking and fun. Even still, you might not know that it’s also the place to be for research!

Whether it is designing your own clinical study, participating in an NPInfluence survey or joining the AANP Network for Research, there are many opportunities to get involved. Visit the Research Booth in the main corridor or in the AANP Plaza to find out how you can participate in NP research, or stop by the data collection tables at conference and get started.

As a member of AANP, your experiences and opinions are vital to the development of NP-related events and activities. If you are interested in sharing your opinions, please consider signing up to participate in a 60-minute focus group. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you will receive a $25 gift card for your time! Whether or not you choose to participate, your relationship with AANP will not be affected.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please email AANP at