About AANP

np-group-largeOn January 1, 2013, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (founded in 1985) and the American College of Nurse Practitioners (founded in 1995) came together to form  the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP),  the largest full-service national professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties.

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As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of more than 248,000 NPs around the country, advocating for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care.

AANP Mission & Values

The mission of AANP is to empower all nurse practitioners to advance quality health care through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.

Learn about AANP's mission and the key core values that guide us toward our goal.

Corporate Council

The Corporate Council (CC) is the premier partnership opportunity for corporations and organizations striving to connect with over 248,000 practicing NPs.

For corporations who want to partner with AANP, please visit the Corporate Council page for additional information.

Board of Directors

Learn more about the folks responsible for setting AANP's organizational policy including full biographies, by visiting our Board of Directors page.

AANP is organized into 11 regions. Learn more about your region including information on Regional and State Directors, NP statistics and group members.