AANPconnect: Just for Students

Explore special events, networking opportunities and resources developed specifically to complement your AANPconnect conference experience! The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is here to support your journey every step of the way — from before you enroll in your nurse practitioner (NP) program through graduation and beyond.


Live Events

Five Things All NP Students Should Know: Student Panel

Saturday, September 26, 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT)

From cap and gown to clinical practice, this special live session will discuss the major role transition milestones, including exam preparation, certification, the job search and credentialing and privileging. Register now to save your spot!

If you cannot make it to the live event on September 26, the session will be recorded and made available on-demand for the remainder of the conference period.

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Conference Discussion Forums

Q: Where is the best place to connect with your fellow NP students and post-master's students, discuss pressing topics and gain insight from AANP leaders like the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)?

A: It's the AANPconnect Student Forum — and all student conference attendees have been automatically invited to join! To get started:

  • Visit the AANPconnect Student Forum and log in using the email address and password you used to register for conference.
  • Accept the AANP Communities Terms of Use and Community Guidelines. This is only required for those individuals who are not currently members of a Specialty Practice Group (SPG), Specialty Interest Group (SIG) or the AANP Network for Research (AANPNR).
  • Watch the video to learn how to navigate the discussion forum and review the frequently asked questions (FAQs).
  • Join the conversation to earn badges: Receive one simply by being an AANPconnect attendee, and then for publishing your first post, uploading a document, completing your profile and more.

Student conference attendees also have access to the full AANPconnect Attendee Forum as well, so you can meet practicing NPs, learn from NP leaders and build your network to support your future prospects.

Visit the Forums


Additional Conference Activities

NP and Industry Scientific Posters

Review more than 100 NP and industry posters on a range of topics, such as assuming your new NP role, engaging NP students in political activism, preceptorship, telehealth, consumer applications and a variety of primary and specialty care areas.

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AANP Grant and Scholarship Program

Since 2014, AANP has awarded more than $500,000 to exceptional AANP members for use in furthering education or to conduct research, advance evidence-based care or implement quality improvement projects.

  • AANP Grants: AANP supports research and clinical practice efforts that aim to improve the quality of care for patients and to enhance understanding of the NP role. Grants are available to AANP members who are certified NPs or graduate-level NP students.
  • AANP Scholarships: AANP is proud to support the talented NPs and health care leaders of tomorrow, which is why scholarships are available to members who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree.

See All Funding Opportunities


Transitioning to NP Practice Videos

Developed by the AANP Fellows and special guests, these short videos cover everything you need to know as you near graduation and transition to clinical practice. Explore the all the topics for expert advice!

Watch the Videos


What Type of NP Should You Become?

Are you interested in advancing your nursing career? Are you ready for the responsibility of diagnosing and treating illnesses, prescribing medications and interpreting laboratory results?

If so, you should consider a career as an NP, a type of advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)! Use the survey below to determine what type of NP career aligns with your goals and passion.


NP Student Tools and Resources

Find the information you need to excel in your NP program, support your projects, share your findings and begin a career as your patients’ partner in health.

Loan Forgiveness Infographic

This free, downloadable infographic helps explain the differences between loan forgiveness, cancellation and discharge programs, such as the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program, Public Service Loan Forgiveness and others.

Download Infographic

Malpractice Insurance Infographic

Learn the basics of malpractice insurance, including the difference between claims-made and occurrence malpractice insurance, in this free, downloadable infographic. This includes resources for additional information, including a free, recorded webinar and Practice Information by State from AANP.

Download Infographic

Preceptor and Faculty Expectation Checklists

Learn what your preceptors and faculty expect from NP students as they progress through their education and clinical preparation. 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 and may serve as a useful tool for faculty, preceptors and students.

View the Checklists

AANP Student Resources Hub

Whether 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.

View AANP Student Resources