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The purpose of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program is to provide a valid and reliable program for entry-level nurse practitioners to recognize their education, knowledge, and professional expertise. AANPCP provides a process for validation of an advanced practice registered nurse's qualifications and knowledge for practice as a primary care nurse practitioner.
October 2015 - To ensure the on-going security of our website, AANPCP periodically upgrades our Internet servers. Our recent upgrade may result in... Read More
September 2015 - AANPCP will retire the Adult Nurse Practitioner certification examination in December 2016 to comply with the national Consensus Model... Read More
August 2015 - When applying for Initial Certification, if the Program completion and Degree Conferred dates are more than 30 days apart, AANPCP requires receipt of a letter from the NP Program Director or... Read More
May 2015 - If you are eligible to take the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) National Certification Examination, you should apply to sit for the A-GNP exam... Read More
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P.O. Box 12926
Austin, TX 78711-2926
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2600 Via Fortuna, Ste 240
Austin, TX 78746
Main (512) 637-0500
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