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

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

Upcoming Commissioner elections for the AANPCP Certification Program


Commissioners of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) are responsible for the administration and development of the National Certification Program. This year, candidates...   Read More

Upcoming changes for Adult NP Exam & for Recertification


Important changes that will impact our Certificants are occurring here at the AANPCP. Changes include: 1) the retirement of the Adult Nurse Practitioner National Certification Examination by 2017. and 2) the revision of recertification criteria...   Read More

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