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|The Benefits of Membership|
By joining The NPA, you become a part of an alliance of thousands of nurse practitioners who have made a personal commitment to their high level of professional standards, to their careers and to their profession. We are very proud to support nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students by providing them with valuable services, resources, educational and networking opportunities they need to be successful. Please join today!
Legislative & Public Policy
Professional Advocacy is the cornerstone of The NPA since its inception in 1980. Our first successful result was in 1988 when NPs won the legal right to practice in New York. Over the years The NPA has had many successful years in removing barriers to NP practice. In 2014 the Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act was signed into law by Governor Cuomo as part of the 2014-15 NYS budget after intense negotiation by The NPA over bill language and provisions. The NPA is the only state-wide association working to advance and protect your practice in New York. Through our national affiliations we help resolve federal barriers to practice. Your membership will help you to protect your practice and your profession. Read more about the Associations history, accomplishments and milestones.
Education & Networking
Local Membership There are seven regions and twenty one local groups to serve our members. They are staffed by nurse practitioner members who volunteer their time to provide leadership, education, meetings, teaching events and more. Your colleagues are often your best source of insight and a range of expertise. The NPA provides you the opportunity to connect with nurse practitioners and other professionals across town and around the state.
Education The NPA offers conferences, events and meetings at state, local and regional levels. Our annual conference is attended by hundreds of NPs and our members receive preferred pricing. NPA members can receive discounts on educational products through our strategic partners. You can learn, network and earn contact hours.
Online Continuing Education Center The NPA launched a new online learning center in July 2014 that will offer ANCC awarded contact hours upon course completion and meeting all requirements (i.e. passing grade, etc.). It can be accessed through our website under the Education tab.
Networking Opportunities connect with NPs and other professionals at our state and regional conferences, local chapter meetings and events, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter. Networking brings about many possibilities!
Journals, Publications & Communications
We keep you informed when there are changes or news that affects you. You will receive information including scope of practice, educational events, political, regulatory and career opportunities. When applicable we provide you with forms, links and other specific information.
Subscription to the JNPA The Journal - You will receive The NPA's quarterly peer-reviewed journal that includes New York State specific and National professional nurse practitioner practice news. The JNPA also regularly contains a peer-reviewed clinical article along with updates from our regions and local groups, upcoming continuing educational programming and more.
Subscription to NPA Insights - This is an electronic monthly newsletter of The NPA you will receive in your email inbox on or about the 15th of the month. This electronic newsletter contains NPA members in the news, professional practice information, and additional items that are critical to your practice as a nurse practitioner in New York State.
24 Hour Access to Information, Resources, News and Updates - When you need information or have questions after business hours, our website is still working for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can find forms, instructions, state and national links, rules and regulations, news and updates on our website.
Practice Resources are available to our members who need information or that have questions: scope of practice, management advice, risk management, required practice agreements, licensing, certification, professional conduct, Medicare, Medicaid and more. There is a vast amount of information available at your fingertips, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our website, or you can call or e-mail us for further assistance. The NPA promotes ethical and professional practice for all NPs.
Preceptor and Mentor Finder programs are available on our website to assist you in your search. The preceptors and mentors are nurse practitioner members of The NPA. By attending your local group or regional functions you may also have the opportunity to meet NPs who are available to precept or mentor.
The Student Transition Guide is an extremely valuable resource for students who are preparing for NP licensing and practice. It is a great reference for seasoned NPs too. This conclusive guide contains instructions, a vast appendix of forms, links, phone numbers, addresses and quick tips. It will make the licensing process much easier and a lot less stressful. Topics included are: national certification, licensure, collaborative agreement, DEA numbers and professional conduct. If you sill have questions, you can call on us for assistance.
The NP Resource Guide is available on our website for you to access at your convenience and when you need it. This extensive resource includes information regarding: scope of practice, reimbursement guidelines, collaboration, certification, a 70+ page appendix of forms, laws and regulations, applications, instructions and much more. Should you need further information, clarification or have questions, call or send us an email.
NSO Professional Liability Insurance The NPA endorses Nurses Service Organization (NSO) for professional liability insurance. They are the nation's largest provider of nurses professional liability insurance. NSO has an advisory board of nursing professionals to advise them on current nursing practice and to provide input about insurance needs and new product development. NSO is a proud supporter of The NPA.
NPA Career Center is a custom tailored effective resource for the nurse practitioner industry. Whether you are searching for a job, posting your resume or posting a job opening, you will be reaching the right people. Members receive a discount on job postings.
Student Membership Discount To support NP students we offer a substantial discount on their annual membership dues. We have a host of student specific services and benefits such as our on-line preceptor finder program, the Student Transition Guide and many other services that you will find helpful.
Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) - NPA members will receive a 10% discount off of select products. For 20 years, APEA has provided NP certification review and preparation resources, as well as continuing education.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) The NPA is a member of AANP and our members receive $10 off AANP annual NP membership dues.
Chronic Care Professional (CCP) Certification the nationally recognized health coach credential in health care provides NPA members 25% discount on Health Sciences Institute's CCP certification program.
DoctorsManagement NPA members can receive a discounted rate for services in areas such as practice assessment, practice start-up, comprehensive compliance risk analysis, customized compliance programs, reference materials and much more. A monthly newsletter, which will include valuable information, will be provided to The NPA for its members. Topics will include coding, Medicare rules, practice management and compliance and more.
Dr.First E-Prescribing Solution NPA members can receive a discount on Rcopia® and EPCS GoldSM, which will allow nurse practitioners to e-prescribe both legend drugs and controlled substances in a single workflow. The softward also includes real-time prescription monitoring, instant access to medication histories for patients, patient-specific formulary data, and clinical alerts such as drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction warnings.
Fitzgerald Health Education Associates -NPA members receive a 15% discount on all items. If an item is already on sale at a greater discount, members will, of course, receive that higher discount.
Springer Publishing receive a 20% discount on books and publications as a NPA member. Springer Publishing Company has been in business since 1950 and is known as an innovative nursing, gerontology, psychology, social work, counseling, public health and rehabilitation publisher.