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Why AANP Is The Place for Nurse Practitioner Education

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Even if you’re not attending this week’s 2019 AANP National Conference, there are countless opportunities to learn with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP).

This year’s national conference began earlier this week in Indianapolis, bringing thousands of nurse practitioners (NPs) to the city for more than 400 continuing education (CE) sessions and hands-on workshops. While conference is unmatched in terms of live CE, the AANP CE Center remains your go-to place to find exemplary educational experiences for NPs and NP students.

Simply by being a member of AANP, you can access more than 150 completely free CE activities, universally accepted for NP CE requirements by all state boards of nursing, all NP regulatory bodies and the American Dietetic Association.

Are you not yet a member of AANP? Get a taste of the CE program by exploring the 50 complimentary activities in the AANP CE Center, available to members and nonmembers alike on a number of therapeutic and professional interest areas, including:

Dermatology and Cosmetic Procedures

Learn to recognize the clinical presentation of plaque psoriasis, determine its severity and identify comorbid conditions in Improving Outcomes in Plaque Psoriasis: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner, Activity A – Pathogenesis and Diagnosis and Activity B – Comorbidities and Management.

Learn to describe facial anatomy and the normal aging process and how to choose evidence-based, FDA-approved injectable dermal fillers in Injectable Cosmetic Treatments and the Nurse Practitioner: The Intersection of Patient Desires, Clinical Evidence and Professional Satisfaction.


Learn to integrate strategies to overcome patient barriers to insulin initiation, improve the appropriate integration of basal insulin therapy and examine clinical data surrounding long-acting basal insulins in Improving Care and Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: A Nurse Practitioner-led Charge for Overcoming Insulin Inertia.

Learn to identify how fixed-dose combination therapy with GLP1-RA and insulin can help patients achieve glycemic goals and formulate strategies to overcome barriers to the introduction and intensification of fixed-ratio therapies in Next Generation Diabetes Management: Titratable Fixed-ratio Combination Therapy With Basal Insulin/GLP-1 RA to Better Manage Type 2 Diabetes.


Learn to identify best practices for selecting, initiating and advancing appropriate pharmacological therapies for patient-specific management of obesity in Best Practices in Obesity Management: The Role of New and Emerging Therapies.

Learn to improve the rate and effectiveness of obesity interventions to increase the number of patients who are successful with weight loss and reduce the health burden of obesity and earn the Introductory Certificate of Obesity Management in Primary Care (Modules 1-7).

Practice Management

Learn skills needed to form an NP-led clinic, how to differentiate between business scope and practice scope, reimbursement considerations and how to track clinic outcomes to sustain and grow in Getting Into the Practice of Business: A Brief Guide to Starting an NP Led Clinic.

Learn how telehealth has been incorporated into traditional health care delivery models with NPs as the primary providers and how to articulate ways NPs are the change agents in health care delivery in The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Telehealth: A Mississippi Story.

Substance Use and Opioids

Learn how to build trust with adolescent patients, identify substance use and prescription medication misuse in adolescent patients and how to follow up with adolescent patients who use substances or misuse prescription medications in Research-Based Clinical Strategies to Prevent and Address Adolescent Substance Use and Prescription Medication Misuse: Being Part of the Solution, Part 1 and Part 2.

Learn the steps for conducting medical, psychosocial and behavioral exams for facilitating optimal outcomes in chronic pain management and national standards for safe opioid prescribing to treat chronic pain, plus the red flags and termination process, in Safe Opioid Prescribing Series: How to Safely and Effectively Treat Pain in Primary Care.


Learn to recognize intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to chronic insomnia and how to identify the most appropriate medical and adjunctive therapies for elderly patients in Case Studies in Insomnia: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Insomnia in the Elderly (On Demand Activity).

Learn to recognize medical, psychiatric, pharmacologic and environmental factors that contribute to chronic insomnia and how to identify the most appropriate insomnia therapies for elderly patients in Current Approaches to Managing Insomnia in the Elderly (Journal Activity).

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Members Get More

Not only do AANP members have the full catalog of AANP CE Center activities to choose from, but they can also upload non-AANP certificates into their portfolio to keep all their CE records in one, easy-to-access location. Members also receive monthly CE activities from the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) and the Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP).

Don’t forget about AANP events! Members receive an exclusive discount on conference registration fees. That means you can earn additional CE while connecting with your NP colleagues in destinations across the United States—or in state-of-the-art virtual environments.

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