AANP Association News


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

AANP SmartBrief | May 24, 2017

Did you know that AANP offers an array of CE activities in the category of Psych/ Mental Health? Many also offer credit in pharmacology! For instance, take part in a schizoaffective disorder case-based learning activity titled Interactive Patient Case: Schizoaffective Disorder (1.0 CE with 0.33 pharmacology) that demonstrates ways to improve clinician and patient engagement, including communication, assessment and co-management. Developed by AANP, in conjunction with the France Foundation, this activity is geared toward primary care nurse practitioners and is offered at no cost to members and non-members. This activity is supported by an education grant from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC. To register for this course and to check out our extensive catalog, visit the AANP CE Center today!


NPs are leading the way to better health

AANP SmartBrief | May 23, 2017

Have you joined the Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network (NP SAN)? The NP SAN is dedicated to supporting NPs with free tools and resources on patient safety, family engagement, medication reconciliation and cultural competency. It offers NPs free webinars and continuing education credits to help them continue to lead the way to improving patient health outcomes. Register today!


Deadlines extended -- AANP 2017 National Conference -- Second chance drawing and special hotel rates

AANP SmartBrief | May 22, 2017

The deadlines for the Second Chance Drawing and Special Hotel Room Rate have been extended to May 30 for your convenience.

  • Second Chance Drawing: Submit your 2017 conference registration and make your AANP Housing Block hotel reservation by Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 11:59 p.m. CT to be eligible. This offers AANP members the opportunity to participate in a drawing for valuable prizes. Learn more (restrictions apply). Don't miss out on this drawing. Join us at the AANP 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia, June 20-25.
  • Special Hotel Room Rate Extended: Last days to book your room within the AANP Hotel Block are here! Register for conference now and book your hotel room by Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 11:59 p.m. CT, to receive the AANP conference rate based on availability! Your conference registration receipt will contain more hotel information or visit the national conference webpage.
For questions or assistance, contact conference@aanp.org or 512-442-4262. Register now!


Don't miss out -- second chance drawing -- AANP 2017 National Conference

AANP SmartBrief | May 19, 2017

Submit your 2017 conference registration and make your AANP Housing Block hotel reservation by Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Central Time to be eligible. This offers AANP members the opportunity to participate in a drawing for valuable prizes. Learn more (restrictions apply). Don't miss out on this drawing. Join us at the AANP 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia, June 20 to 25. Register today and receive housing information on your conference registration receipt. For questions or assistance, contact conference@aanp.org or 512-442-4262. Register now!


The CE Center encourages your feedback

AANP SmartBrief | May 18, 2017

The AANP CE Center sends out invitations to learners who have finished select CE activities, asking them to complete a short post-retention survey. By completing these anonymous surveys, you help AANP measure the overall impact of the educational content, see how these activities impact practice behaviors, and determine what changes need to be made as a result. The feedback and comments you provide are instrumental and help guide us in planning future CE activities. To ensure you receive these surveys, please add CECenter@aanp.org to your approved email sender list. Use this email to contact us anytime. When CE participants comment, AANP listens.


CE Center highlights for understanding IBD

AANP SmartBrief | May 17, 2017

The Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What Strategies Are Next? (1.0 CE with 0.5 Pharmacology). Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) is on the rise. This activity will detail the clinical challenges of IBD, discuss current therapeutic approaches, and review the role of the nurse practitioner in disease management, including recognizing the efficacy and safety of various treatment regimens. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and is offered to AANP members and non-members at no cost. Register today! Visit the AANP CE Center for more details.


NP SAN: Join, Learn, and Succeed.

AANP SmartBrief | May 15, 2017

Join the Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network (NP SAN) today to receive free tools and resources on patient-centered care. Through the NP SAN you can learn about new reimbursement systems and cultural competency during the monthly Lunch n' Learn webinar series. The NP SAN is here to help you succeed in the challenging and changing health care system. We can help you navigate the complicated changes to Medicare reimbursements. Even if you do not serve Medicare beneficiaries, these payment changes will most likely be adopted by other insurers. Join the NP SAN to learn how to optimize your EHR and understand health care data analytics.


Don't miss out -- Second Chance Drawing -- AANP 2017 National Conference

AANP SmartBrief | May 12, 2017

Submit your 2017 conference registration and make your AANP Housing Block hotel reservation by Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Central Time to be eligible. This offers AANP members the opportunity to participate in a drawing for valuable prizes. Learn more (restrictions apply). Don't miss out on this drawing. Join us at the AANP 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia, June 20-25. Register today and receive housing information on your conference registration receipt. For questions or assistance, contact conference@aanp.org or 512-442-4262. Register now!


AANP continues Partnership with Million Hearts

AANP SmartBrief | May 11, 2017

AANP is proud to announce its continued partnership with Million Hearts® 2022. The national initiative was launched by the US Department of Health and Human Services to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the US over the next five years. NPs play a major role in the prevention of heart disease and stroke and will continue to work with Million Hearts® to help achieve its goals of reducing the number of people who need treatment and improving the lives of those who do. Learn more.


Payment reform: Implications for NPs

AANP SmartBrief | May 09, 2017

The Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network (NP SAN) is dedicated to helping NPs prepare for payment reform. We can help you navigate the complicated changes to Medicare reimbursements. Even if you do not serve Medicare beneficiaries, these payment changes will most likely be adopted by other insurers. Join the NP SAN to learn how to optimize your EHR and understand health care data analytics.


Happy Nurses Week

AANP SmartBrief | May 08, 2017


Committed to enhancing your practice

AANP SmartBrief | May 05, 2017

Through the Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network (NP SAN), nurse practitioners and their affiliated practices can receive access to experts, online trainings, and resources to improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes. Nurse practitioners in either nurse-led or physician-led health care settings are eligible to join. Space is limited, but there is still time to sign up for this free initiative!


Need continuing education contact hours? Register for the AANP 2017 National Conference

AANP SmartBrief | May 04, 2017

With up to 34.75 contact hours of continuing education available at the AANP 2017 National Conference, this is a great opportunity to obtain some needed hours. Join us in Philadelphia, June 20-25. In addition to two days dedicated to workshops on Tuesday, June 20, and Sunday, June 25, the conference also includes:

  • Approximately 300 sessions.
  • More than 40 skill enhancing workshops.
  • Up to 34.75 contact hours of continuing education (includes all sessions Tuesday-Sunday).
  • An exhibit hall filled with the latest products and services for conference attendees. Note: Conference information listed above is subject to change.
More information is available on the conference web page and in the registration brochure. AANP 2017 National Conference Housing offers a wide selection of hotels near the convention center and throughout the area with discounted pricing for those staying within the AANP Housing Block. Special conference rates ranging from $189-$219 (single/double) plus taxes and fees per night will be honored for conference registrants from June 18-26, 2017, based on availability. Make your reservation. For questions or assistance, contact conference@aanp.org or 512-442-4262. REGISTER NOW!


AANP Education and Accreditation Insider

AANP SmartBrief | May 02, 2017

The 2017 Spring issue of the AANP Education and Accreditation Insider is now available. Find the latest news on the buprenorphine waiver courses available in the AANP CE Center, Education and Accreditation Conference News, Volunteer Pilot Test Reviewers Invitation, CE Accreditation Updates and More.


CCNE Call for Comments: Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2013)

AANP SmartBrief | May 02, 2017

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has initiated a comprehensive review and revision of the accreditation standards that are used to evaluate baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs nationally. An open invitation to suggest changes is extended to all parties with an interest in the preparation of competent nurses. To review the current language please visit the CCNE website. Comments may be submitted via an online survey (this survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete) or e-mail. Comments must be received at the CCNE offices by no later than May 5, 2017.


Additional CE in JNP for AANP members!

AANP SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2017

In the April JNP, AANP members can get AANP-accredited CE credit for the article "Bladder Pain Syndrome in Females." This syndrome, previously recognized as interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic pelvic pain condition that can be significantly debilitating and decrease quality of life for women. Go to the AANP CE Center for details.


Should NP Student Didactic Content be "Front-Loaded"?

AANP SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

In the "Point/Counterpoint" section of the April JNP, Rod Hicks says front-loading didactic material and following with intensive clinical education should become standard and may contribute to the safe delivery of care. Cathleen Crowley-Koschnitzki, however, says students, preceptors, and faculty benefit from the integration of clinical experience while simultaneously learning course content. Read their discussion.


AANP Data Collection Program at conference -- Deadline extended

AANP SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

Each year, a limited number of spots are made available at the AANP National Conference for researchers interested in collecting data among a sample of over 5,000 conference attendees, or for conducting focus groups. Don't miss your opportunity to gain unparalleled access to the NP workforce and recruit NPs into your study. Data collection tables are set up in a high traffic area within the conference venue, and focus groups are arranged in private meeting rooms. All application materials must be received by April 30. Apply today.


AANP CE Center Spotlight

AANP SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

Stroke prevention is an important topic, and AANP would like for you to be aware of a popular activity titled, Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Current Evidence for Tailoring Antithrombotic Therapy (1.0 CE with 0.8 pharmacology). This educational activity contains the latest evidence-based information on recommendations for prevention of stroke and thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. Learn stroke risk scoring schemata and current treatment guidelines to aid nurse practitioners in providing optimal patient care. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE standards and policies in cooperation with MCM Education and funded with an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Visit the AANP CE Center to register for this complimentary educational activity, which is available now to AANP members and nonmembers.


Get a small taste of the AANP 2016 National Conference

AANP SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

Plan to join us for the 2017 national conference in Philly! Thousands of nurse practitioners will convene to network, learn from leading NP experts and earn CE credit at the AANP 2017 National Conference June 20-25. Plan your entire conference trip to Philadelphia, with visitor’s information, special offers, information about the Convention Center District, an interactive map and much, much more! AANP 2017 National Conference Housing offers a wide selection of hotels near the convention center and throughout the area with discounted pricing for those staying within the AANP Housing Block. Special conference rates ranging from $189-$219 (single/double) plus taxes and fees per night will be honored for conference registrants from June 18-26, 2017, based on availability. Make your reservation. More information is available on the conference web page and in the Registration Brochure. Register now to join us in Philly!




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