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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners Opens International Membership

International Membership News Feed

Media Contact: Bryan Black

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is pleased to officially announce the opening of international memberships. AANP proudly represents the interests of more than 385,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) in the U.S., and with the opening of international memberships, AANP is excited to invite NPs and other advanced practice nurses (APNs) outside of the U.S. to join AANP in advancing practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership in their countries.

“We are excited to open international memberships to NPs and APNs working all over the world,” said AANP President Stephen A. Ferrara, DNP. “The worldwide nursing community is united by our passion to serve our patients in their communities and beyond. The diverse experiences and the scholarship of international members will further AANP’s core purpose to meet patients where they are and promote high-quality health care to all.”

International members of AANP will be able to utilize clinical resources including point-of-care tools, practice briefs and the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s (JAANP’s) Resource Center; continuing educational (CE) activities found in AANP’s CE Center and access to both JAANP and the Journal for Nurse Practitioners; and will have the ability to connect with NPs and APNs across the world through AANP Communities, the International APN Ambassador Program and much more.

Membership fees are based on the countries where international members reside, and likewise certain aspects of AANP services, member benefits, information, content, materials and products may be unavailable to international members. For questions, submit an inquiry at


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 385,000 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. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. To locate an NP in your community, visit For more information about NPs, visit