NAPNAP Membership Requirements



Active members have the privilege of voting, holding office and serving on committees and shall be one of the following: 1)Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP/APRN), School Nurse Practitioners (SNP), Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP) or Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) who are eligible for certification or have been certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC), or the National Certification Corporation (NCC); 2) Registered Nursing Faculty members who prepare PNPs, SNPs, FNPs, NNPs, or CNSs as delineated above; or 3) Graduates of a PNP Certificate Program prior to 1992.


Associate members shall be any persons interested in fostering the objectives of the association. They shall not have the right to vote or hold office. Associate members may serve on committees or participate in Special Interest Groups in accordance with SIG policies.


A Fellow is an active member who has been certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


Students are eligible for reduced dues if they are in their first Nurse Practitioner/CNS program and if they are registered nurses currently enrolled in an approved program whose graduates may become active members as delineated above. All benefits except voting rights are included. Student status is limited to three consecutive years

Doctoral Student

Professional NP's, already eligible for active NAPNAP Membership, currently enrolled in any doctoral program, are eligible for reduced dues. All benefits except voting rights are included. Doctoral Student Status is limited to two consecutive years. 

New Graduate

New Graduates are eligible for active membership at a reduced rate for the first year following the completion of their NP or CNS program. New Graduates receive all membership benefits.


Retirees from PNP or CNS Practice/Employment are eligible for membership at one half the regular annual dues. A retiree must be age 62 years or older.