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The most common AANP Research questions are answered below.

How do I request a letter of support for the grant that I am writing or research I am conducting?

To receive a letter of support for the grant you are writing or the research you are conducting, please send the grant's executive summary or a 1-2 page synopsis of the research to be conducted and include any expectations you or your organization has of AANP. We would appreciate 2-4 business days for processing these requests since we may have follow-up questions. If you provide a letter template, the process might be expedited. Please contact Michelle L. Cook, Associate Vice President of Research, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to submit a request.

How do I conduct research among AANP's membership?

Information about the various ways you can access a sample of NPs for research can be found within AANP's Research Request Policy.

Can I have access to AANP's datasets from previous surveys?

AANP does not currently have any datasets available for secondary analysis. 

Does AANP provide funding for outside research projects?

AANP does not directly fund research projects, scholarships and grants at this time.

How can I receive a focused report with salary specific to state, focus area, etc.?

Detailed data is often available from the numerous surveys that AANP regularly conducts. The best way to receive this information is by sending a detailed message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What is a PBRN?

A Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) is a group of community-based clinicians working together to conduct research relevant to NPs and their patients. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners Network for Research provides busy NPs and their staffs an opportunity to participate in research studies and quality improvement projects.

Why should I join AANPNR?

There are many reasons to join the AANPNR. Participation will contribute to your professional growth, while contributing to knowledge about NPs and their practices. By joining the AANPNR, you will receive an opportunity to participate in collegial network research projects, as well as recommend projects for the network. Your practice may benefit through improved practices and visibility for serving as a project site.

How much of a time commitment is involved?

Time commitment is up to the individual and ranges from survey completion to being involved in complex, long-term projects. Some projects may require participants to complete training on the project protocol and/or human subject protection, usually offered online. You will always be given an estimate of the time requirement before being asked to commit to participate.

How do I join the AANPNR?

All AANP members are eligible to join the network. Interested individuals should complete the brief online application form.

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