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AAENP Committees provide important leadership to Academy members and the Board. Committees and task forces are appointed by the president to address issues pertinent to the Academy as deemed advisable. Committee members serve for a specific period of time and are accountable to the President for the achievement of assigned objectives. Task forces operate much like committees, but once their work is complete they are deactivated. 

AAENP has seven committees and several task forces working on issues such as education, ENP practice, conference planning, and finance. Members are welcome to apply to be a part of any committee(s).

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Bylaws Committee (OPEN)

The Bylaws Committee is charged with the ongoing review of the AAENP Bylaws for areas that may be in need of revision.

Education Committee (Tiffany Andrews, Chair)

The Education Committee is charged with evaluating activities and programs related to training, continuing education, and academic education, both graduate and undergraduate. These responsibilities include recommendations on programs, education policy, and curricula in areas relevant to advanced practice nursing. 

Finance Committee (Judson Smith, Chair)

The Finance Committee is charged with an audit oversight function and a policy advisory function and may be assigned additional objectives by the president. As audit overseers, the committee performs a detailed analysis of the AAENP budget and other financial reports ensuring due diligence and proper accounting principles are followed. 

Membership Committee (Brittany Hines, Chair and Nicole Martinez, Chair)

The Membership Committee is charged with monitoring all aspects of membership, including prospective member outreach and retention—bringing in new members, teaching them about the Academy and its benefits and then ensuring that the member experience meets everyone’s expectations. 

NP Validation (Jennifer Wilbeck, Chair and Wesley Davis, Chair)

The NP Validating/Credentialing/Scope of Practice Committee is charged with 1) supporting the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) with ongoing ENP exam development and maintenance, 2) overseeing, coordinating, and maintaining guideline development and 3) disseminating the Scope of Practice and Standards, Practice Standards (Competencies) and the ENP Core Curriculum. The committee also continually collaborates with other organizations in order to disseminate findings to AAENP membership and external organizations to support and advance ENP practice. The Validation committee is inviting interested members to join our efforts in advocacy and validation of the ENP role.

Practice Committee (Elda Ramirez, Chair and Paula Tucker, Chair)

The Practice Committee is charged with promoting the practice of emergency nurse practitioners by ensuring safe, high-quality patient care and advocating for practicing ENPs and their patients. The Practice Committee oversees, coordinates, and is responsible for guideline development and dissemination, patient safety, practice improvement, and quality measures.

Political Action/Advocacy Committee (Sharon Rainer, Chair and Amy Meredith, Chair)

The Political Action/Advocacy Committee is charged with providing strategic advice, counsel, and options to the Board of Directors regarding how the Academy can be responsive to and advocate for society’s needs for emergency nurse practitioners and how to advance the profession within public policy arenas, including but not limited to legislative and regulatory venues.

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Conference Task Force

The Conference Task Force is responsible for planning and organizing any national and regional level events, including the organization's annual meeting. 


Regional directors represent membership by acting as a mentor and resource to the State Representatives and a conduit of information for the Board of Directors. They communicate national policy, programs, and information to their respective states and serve as a regional leader for their geographic area. This includes coordinating state representative and regional meetings as well as maintaining on-going communication with State Representatives while actively recruiting new members within the region.


State representatives represent the members of the organization by acting as a conduit of information between membership, Regional Directors and the Board of Directors. They act as a resource regarding individual state practice nuances by monitoring regulatory issues within the state, responding to concerns or issues, assisting AAENP to establish relationships with academic and healthcare institutions within the state and by identifying educational opportunities that would be of value to the membership. They also attend regional meetings and actively recruit new members. *Currently seeking candidates for multiple states, please click on the following link for available positions and application.*

Apply for a State Representative Role