American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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January 1, 2013


Greater than 100,000 as of 2019

by Staff

Updated: February 23rd, 2022

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is a nurse practitioner advocacy association aiming to further the cause of nurse practitioners in the medical community.

How to use the AANP website

Depending on your goals and where you are in your nurse practitioner career journey, the AANP website has multiple resources and content sections to help you navigate obstacles.

Should I Become a Nurse Practitioner?

Deciding whether or not to become an NP is difficult without understanding what you'll be getting into. The AANP has put together a few articles and resources that might be able to help.

If you don’t already know, it’s time you found out what nurse practitioners do and why they do it. The AANP has provided some great information to help you solidify your understanding of the NP career.

Find out what a Nurse Practitioner does

Learn about the history of NPs

Sometimes to get a better idea of what the future holds it’s important to know about the past. Learn about the rise of nurse practitioners in the US.

Selecting a Nurse Practitioner Degree Program

Do you need help deciding which program is right for you? AANP is here to help.

The AANP has a database and search tool to help you find a nurse practitioner degree program in your state that also has the ability to filter based on the population focus you are interested in.