Student Resources

Supporting Your NP Journey Every Step of the Way

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Student Resources

Congratulations on your decision to join more than 290,000 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 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.

Plus, there’s no need to wait to become an AANP member! As a Student Member or Post Master’s 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 encourage my students to join AANP because it's a means to network and to learn from each other, which is so important.”
—Arlene W., DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
Florida (South) AANP State Representative
Member since 2000

Planning Your NP Education

There are hundreds of NP programs. Search by state or specialty to find an accredited program that meets your professional, and personal, interests.

Plan Your NP Education

AANP Grants & Scholarships Program

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.

View Grants and Scholarships

Preceptor and Faculty Expectation Checklists

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.

View the Checklists

NP Certification

Showcase your commitment to upholding high standards of care by obtaining NP certification. Find a certification program that fits your interests and specialty.

Learn How to Become Certified

Starting Your NP Career

Begin your NP career on the right path. From career help at the JobCenter to connecting with the NP community, here is the information you need to meet your potential.

Prepare to Start Your NP Career

Staying Informed

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.

View AANP Journals and Publications

JAANP Resource Center

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).

Visit the JAANP Resource Center