American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Nurse Practitioners logo.png
Abbreviation AANP
Motto The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®
Formation January 1, 2013
Type Professional organization
Legal status Active
Purpose Membership, Educational, Advocacy
Headquarters Austin, Texas
Region served
United States
President
Cindy Cooke
President-Elect
Joyce Knestrick
CEO
David E. Hebert
Website www.aanp.org

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is an American organization formed in 2013 by a merger between the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (founded in 1985) and the American College of Nurse Practitioners (founded in 1995) to provide nurse practitioners with a unified way to network and advocate their issues.[1] The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners was the first organization created for nurse practitioners of all specialties in the United States, and AANP remains the largest national membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. AANP represents the interests of the more than 222,000 nurse practitioners currently practicing in the U.S. and continually advocates at local, state, and federal levels for the recognition of nurse practitioners as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, and personalized health care.

The association has two official journals: the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Notable events[edit]

  • 2013 - The American College of Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners merged to form the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
  • 2017 - AANP exceeded 75,000 members.

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