American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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AbbreviationAANP
MottoThe Voice of the Nurse Practitioner
FormationJanuary 1, 2013
TypeProfessional organization
Legal statusActive
PurposeMembership, Educational, Advocacy
HeadquartersAustin, Texas
Region served
United States
President
Sophia L. Thomas
Immediate Past President
Joyce Knestrick
CEO
David E. Hebert
Websitewww.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 the AANP remains the largest national membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. The AANP represents the interests of the more than 270,000 nurse practitioners licensed to practice in the U.S.[2] and continually advocates at local, state, and federal levels for the recognition of nurse practitioners as mid-level 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About NPs and AANP". American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
  2. ^ "AANP Data Integrity: National NP Estimates" (PDF). American Association of Nurse Practitioners. January 2019.

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