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

Interested in Item-Writing for an NP Certification Exam?


February 2015 - AANPCP is hosting another Item-Writing workshop at the national AANP National Conference in New Orleans, LA in June. We are seeking a diverse group of certified family, adult, and adult-gerontology...   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

2015 Elections are open...Vote for a chance to win your next Recert fee waived!!


Vote before October 26th, 2014 for a chance to win waiver of your Recertification fee. The annual Ballot for the election of Commissioners for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) is now open...   Read More

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