Starting Your Nurse Practitioner (NP) Career

Fulfill Your Potential as You Embark on Your New Role as a Trusted Health Care Provider

As you take the first step in your NP career, you may have questions about what to expect. Whether you need help finding a job, negotiating your salary or starting your own business, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) has the resources you need to lay a solid foundation for the future of your practice and the NP role.


Entering the NP Workforce

NPs provide high-quality care in diverse settings, including clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care sites, private physician or NP practices, nursing homes, schools, colleges and public health departments. Explore your options:


Getting Involved

As an NP, your thoughts, ideas and experiences are valuable to researchers, health policy experts and others within the health care community. See how to connect: