AANPCB Announces Retirement of CEO

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board, Inc. (AANPCB) Chief Executive Officer, Diane Tyler, PhD, RN, FNP-C, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN plans to retire in 2024. 

Dr. Tyler joined AANPCB in 2010 and became Director of Certification in 2013 and CEO in 2021. During her tenure at AANPCB, she championed the Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification program, with initial examinations offered in 2017, and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2024. 

"Working with AANPCB staff, volunteers and colleagues has been the highlight of my nursing career. I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the ability to serve as CEO and in my other roles at AANPCB." 

Dr. Tyler is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence board of directors and on the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, serving as chair. Prior to working with AANPCB, Dr. Tyler was a professor of nursing and director of the NP programs at The University of Texas at Austin and was honored with the Outstanding Alumnus award, among other service and scholarship recognitions. Her clinical practice included community, pediatric, and occupational health clinics. 

AANPCB is a 501(c)(6) organization that was established by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and launched its first certification examinations in 1993.

 AANPCB currently has over 210,000 credentialed NP-C nurse practitioners. For additional information about the CEO position, see AANPCB careers.