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American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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    Welcome to all NPs, NP students and individuals or organizations interested in the NP role! AANP is your community, strengthened by the support of more than 121,000 members. Together, we are working to improve patient care and advance NP practice.

    AANP's Mission

    AANP empowers all NPs to advance accessible, person-centered, equitable, high-quality health care for diverse communities through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.

    Learn more about AANP and the progress your membership makes possible.

    AANP Leadership

    Your association is led by NPs who volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that NPs and their patients have a voice wherever important health care conversations are occurring. Meet your board of directors and explore ways that you can help make a positive difference for your profession and patients.

    Learn More About AANP Leadership

    Regional Directors and State Representatives

    Meet elected leaders from your state, territory and region who are on the front lines of health education and advocacy. If you’re interested in connecting with NPs in your area, you can access a list of NP organizations near you.

    View State and Regional Leaders

    Partnering to Advance High-quality Health Care

    AANP welcomes opportunities to partner with corporations and organizations to help the more than 355,000 NPs licensed to practice in the United States improve health outcomes for their patients. Thanks to the support of Corporate Council members, sponsors and exhibitors and relationships with numerous collaborative alliances, AANP continually advances toward its goal of promoting excellence in NP practice, education and research.

    Partner With AANP

    Position Statements

    AANP has outlined a number of positions on issues of importance for NPs nationwide. In addition, AANP discussion papers offer pros and cons to enhance understanding and encourage continued discussion.

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    Join the Conversation on Social Media

    AANP wants to hear from you on the largest social media networks, where association members, NPs, NP students, patients and even some legislators gather to discuss important health care issues. Join the conversation to receive timely information and to share your thoughts with fellow NPs.

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