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2021 AANP National Conference: Just for Students

Explore special events, networking opportunities and resources developed specifically to complement your national 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 Student Event

A Day in the Life of an NP in Full-time Practice

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2-3 p.m. ET (1-2 p.m. CT)
Speakers: Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)

Calling all NP students: Come meet AANP Fellows and hear about a day in the life of NPs. Learn the “ins and outs” of how to manage your practice from day to day, including time management, scheduling, documentation, review of diagnostic tests and patient call backs.

If you cannot make it to the live event on July 13, the session will be recorded and made available on demand for the remainder of the conference period.

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Build Your Network

While the NP community cannot meet in person this year, AANP understands that it is still important for students to create and develop relationships, both professionally and personally. The 2021 AANP National Conference includes a dedicated forum for you to do just that!

Network with NPs from across the nation, send a message to your friends, respond to others' posts, discuss your favorite CE sessions and share practice pearls or fun stories — simply visit the forum to get involved!

Visit the Forum


New PRAC Talks From the AANP Fellows

Denise Link, PhD, WHNP, FAAN, FAANP, speaks about the importance of advocating for your profession and your patients and provides practical tips for getting started.

Shannon Idzik, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, and Sheila Melander, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, FAAN, provide insight and tips for selecting an NP program that is a good fit for you.

Additional FAANP 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)! Read about some of the different career paths for NPs, or use the survey below to determine what type of NP career aligns with your goals and passion.

Read About NP Career Paths


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.

Pathway to Becoming an NP

Review the steps to become an NP — from obtaining your bachelor's degree in nursing through obtaining NP licensure — in this free, downloadable infographic.

Download Infographic

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 AANP members 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