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Congratulations on your decision to join more than NPs in the U.S. in promoting excellence in health care. Now, what’s next?
Find the resources you need to help you become a future health care leader! No matter if you’re just beginning your education or are about to launch your career, Student Resources from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) can be your guide as you navigate finding an NP program, achieve certification, apply for grants and scholarships or simply become a lifelong learner dedicated to the health and wellness of your patients.
There’s no need to wait to become an AANP member! As a Student member or Licensed NP Student member, you’ll support the NP role and gain a comprehensive collection of resources created specifically for you — from NPs who have been in your shoes.
“I joined AANP as a student member in 2006, and I have reaped the rewards from that multiple times throughout my career, from learning new techniques and advances in health care to networking with colleagues and finding mentors. It's been absolutely wonderful."
— Kimberly B.-M.
Member since 2006
"If you aren't already an AANP member, definitely explore the site. There’s something there for everyone: CE opportunities, conferences, advocacy resources, clinical care tools, leadership development and management information. It opens up a world of opportunities."
— Erica G.
Member since 2018
An NP is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has additional education beyond that of a registered nurse (RN) to diagnose, manage and prescribe medications and treatments for patients. Start planning your NP education by exploring the different career paths for NPs and by finding an accredited program that meets your professional, and personal, interests.
AANP is honored to recognize and support outstanding NPs and NP students throughout their education and career. Learn more about eligibility and application requirements to see how you can thrive with these funding opportunities.
Presented through a collaboration between the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and AANP, the Preceptor Expectation Checklist and the Faculty Expectation Checklist offer evidence-based suggestions on preceptorship for AANP members.
Showcase your commitment to upholding high standards of care by obtaining NP certification. Find a national certification program that supports your clinical interests and practice specialty.
Begin your NP career on the right path! From videos designed to support your transition to practice and state-specific information on NP practice to job postings in the AANP JobCenter, salary reports and contract negotiation tips, here is the information you need to meet your full potential.
These tools and resources are designed to keep you informed on important health topics and assist you in educating your current and future patients.
Health care is continually changing — and as an NP, you know you need to bring the latest, most trusted information to your patients. Find the AANP publications you need to stay on top of the news.
Find evidence-based articles, up-to-date guidelines and other resources at this resource center, brought to you by the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP).