American Association of Nurse Practitioners
|Motto||The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner|
|Formation||January 1, 2013|
|Kenneth P. Miller|
Immediate Past President
|Angela K. Golden|
|David E. Hebert|
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. 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 full-service organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. AANP represents the interests of the more than 182,000 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's official journal is the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
The mission of AANP is to lead nurse practitioners in transforming patient centered health care.
In 1993 a group of nurse practitioners chartered the National Nurse Practitioner Coalition.
In 1994, the Coalition changed its organizational structure to a membership organization. The new name, the American College of Nurse Practitioners, was chosen.
In 1999, the American College of Nurse Practitioners hosted its First National Clinical Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
2013: The American College of Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners merged to form the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
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