Transitioning to Practice Resources

American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) Resources

Successfully Transitioning From Graduation to Employment

Learn about important factors to consider when starting a job.

National Certification Expectations

As NP students approach the end of their academic program, they must prepare to achieve national certification by an accredited NP certification body.

Employment Negotiations

Explore important factors to consider when starting a job.


External Resources

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Seven Tips

Prepare for the transition from school to practice with survival tips on budgeting, networking and more.

Transition from Registered Nurse (RN) to Nurse Practitioner (NP)

The transition from RN to NP is often a stressful career change; this study examined the relationships between NP role transition, prior RN experience and formal orientation.

NP Week

NP Week will be celebrated November 7-13, 2021. Find out how you can honor and help advance the NP role!

Discover NP Week