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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.

AANPCP News & Information

Have You Been a Preceptor for NP Students?


February 2016 - Hours providing direct patient care while serving as a preceptor at the advanced practice level since 2012 may be claimed by Certificants due to renew on or after January 1st, 2017. The option to claim Preceptor hours as a component...   Read More

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2016 Certificant & Candidate Handbook


January 2016 - The 2016 Handbook is now available online under the Resources Tab. Please take a minute to review the changes to the renewal...   Read More

AANPCP Holiday Office Closing Dates


December 2015 - The Certification office will be closed from December 24th through December 27th, 2015 and...   Read More

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