Nurse Practitioner (NP) Preparedness

Prepare to Meet Patients’ Needs Within a Changing Health Care Environment

You are dedicated to making a difference. Whether it’s helping patients manage their health, researching the latest in NP practice or providing community-wide counsel on smart lifestyle choices, you’re ready to step into the NP role and begin making a positive impact.

The Path to Becoming an NP

All NPs are registered nurses (RNs). Non-nurses entering an NP program must complete the requirements to sit for the RN licensure exam, either as a prerequisite to the NP program or as part of an articulated educational program that delivers general nursing content in addition to the NP-specific content.

Valuable Connections to Your Fellow Students and Practicing NPs

You can join a dynamic community of NPs, NP advocates and students for unmatched networking and opportunities for professional growth.

  • Follow AANP on social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) to contribute to the health care conversation, stay current with the latest NP news and make lifelong professional relationships.
  • Don’t wait to become a member—start enjoying exclusive tool kits, education and discounts now and lend your voice to the growing chorus of NPs making a difference in your state and in Washington, D.C.