Get Involved

AAENP is currently seeking qualified candidates to serve in various leadership roles, including the Board of Directors. Please consider submitting your application if you are skilled in the areas of strategy, finance, service and/or education. Your talents can positively impact policy and advocacy, support emergency nurse practitioner practice and improve the quality of emergency healthcare for patients nationwide.

Board Members for the 2021 – 2024 session must maintain consistent AAENP membership and commit to:

  • Attend all in person and / or virtual board meetings including regularly scheduled monthly board meetings.
  • Provide leadership support for assigned AAENP committees.
  • Serve as liaison to partner organizations as appointed.
  • Support and attend national educational events.

If you are interested in this unique and important opportunity, please submit the following items to the email below:

1. Your curriculum vitae or resume
2. A cover letter that promotes your personal strengths in the following categories:

  • Influence
  • Relationship building
  • Communication
  • Strategic thinking
  • Implementation of plans / actions to achieve timely outcomes
  • Your philosophy of teamwork
  • A paragraph expressing your thoughts regarding the most pressing need or responsibility of AAENP for the next three years.

Additional opportunities exist for leadership of workgroups and special projects.

Please submit your letter and CV to: [email protected]


Bylaws Committee (Haley Hays, Chair)

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 and Andrew Rotjan, 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 (LaMon Norton, 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 (Hannah Corley, Chair and Christina Gable, 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 (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