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

More Secure AANPCP Website...


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

Announcing the Retirement of the Adult NP Certification Exam in December 2016


September 2015 - AANPCP will retire the Adult Nurse Practitioner certification examination in December 2016 to comply with the national Consensus Model...   Read More

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

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