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

So..What is the difference between a PROGRAM COMPLETION DATE & GRADUATION DATE?!


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

Are you graduating from an Adult-Gero Primary Care NP program?


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

JNC 7 or JNC 8?


January 2015- In answer to the question "Which guidelines should I study for the certification exam?" The 2015 AANPCP examinations were constructed and validated using clinical guidelines that were published by November 2014. Thus, references...   Read More

2015 Election Results are IN. Two Positions filled.


Elections for 2015 Commissioner positions representing Adult Nurse Practitioners and Family Nurse Practitioners were held October 12th-26th, 2014. We are pleased to announce...   Read More

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