Why Choose an NP?

  • NPs are the primary, acute or specialty health care provider of choice for millions of people across the country.
  • NPs have been providing expert health care for nearly a half century.
  • NPs provide a full range of services including diagnosis, treatment, and management of patient care. They can also prescribe medications in all 50 states and DC.

Find out more about the benefits of an NP as your health care provider or locate an NP in your area.

NPs Call to Action

AANP President Penny Kaye Jensen announced the campaign to members, saying "it is our goal to empower health care consumers in all 50 states with clear confirmation that NPs provide professional, compassionate and cost-effective primary health care, as we have done for more than forty years." Read more

Help raise awareness of the partnership NPs share with their patients. As an NP, you are involved in the community you serve, in touch with the needs of your patients, and informed regarding the broad spectrum of health concerns your patients face. Learn how NPs can get involved in the campaign.

AANP is here to connect NPs, transforming health care through our network of more than 35,000 members. JOIN TODAY!

Resources for Media

The following resources will be of value to media researching the NP role or to consumers seeking more information.

Journalists looking for additional information should contact Colleen Roche (212-329-1413) or Sharon Horowitz (212-329-1428)