lected Leaders Begin Term of Office July 1
Tomorrow, nurse practitioner (NP) leaders elected during the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) 2021 election cycle will begin their term of office. In the role of AANP President, Dr. April Kapu succeeds Dr. Sophia Thomas, who served as president since 2019 and guided the association through substantial membership growth and legislative successes. Learn more about our incoming president and what the future holds for NPs and AANP by reading the press release below, and mark your calendars for October 4, when nominations open for the 2022 AANP Election.
Read the Press Release


The Diversity Engagement Survey Is Open!
AANP invites you to participate in the Diversity Engagement Survey (DES). You can assist AANP in building upon the association’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts by completing this short survey. The 22-item questionnaire assesses the inclusiveness of our membership organization and helps to define areas of strengths and areas of improvement. Completing the DES takes fewer than 10 minutes and the deadline to complete the survey is Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Please consider participating in this opportunity to ensure your voice is heard. If you have any questions, please contact AANP at research@aanp.org.
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Maximize Your Professional Development and Build Your Network
Members receive numerous networking resources. A few are highlighted below:
  • AANP Communities — These members-only online forums support discussions, document sharing, collaboration and networking.
  • AANP Social Media — Join the NP conversation online on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms by using the hashtag #NPsLead.
  • NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® — This podcast series brings you discussions on the most important topics and issues related to NP practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership. Tune in for stories and in-depth conversations with NPs and health care leaders who you can’t hear anywhere else.
For more resources, view your member benefits.


Find a Mentor: Apply for the FAANP Career Enrichment Program
Are you in need of a mentor to work with on a one-to-one basis? Are you looking to enhance your professional and personal growth? Consider applying for the brand new FAANP Career Enrichment Program. Together with your AANP Fellow mentor, you will set mentorship goals, identify short- and long-term deliverables and set a reasonable time frame to accomplish your goals. At the end of your dyadic mentorship experience, you’ll disseminate a poster or other deliverable at AANP’s national conference! Review the eligibility requirements and apply before 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT) on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
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