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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners┬« (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. In the U.S., AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs’ patients and other health care consumers. To locate an NP in your community, visit For more information about NPs, visit