Power in Practice

Across the State, but Always Together

When you join the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP), you become part of a proud, united community of advanced practice nursing professionals, NP students and other supporting health care organization members. CANP empowers its members by fostering their professional development, promoting them as integral leaders, and educating the public on the skills and capabilities of nurse practitioners.

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Find inspiration from a supportive network of peers.


Add to CANP’s collective voice at the State Capitol.


Access events, education, legal advice, and discounts tailored to NPs.


Invest in you. Join CANP today.

Becoming the best NP you can be takes strength and determination. Find both within our supportive network and look no further than your local CANP chapter for opportunities to connect with like-minded NPs in your own community.

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Not convinced yet? Check out these great member benefits.

Education & Networking

Attend the Annual Educational Conference

It’s the don’t-miss educational and networking event of the year. Our annual conference is California’s only event focused exclusively on continuing education for advanced practice nursing.

Ask a Practice Question

Have a question about your medical practice? Our “Ask a Practice Question” feature is one of our most valuable benefits, allowing you to get timely answers from knowledgeable and respected nurse practitioners selected by CANP leadership.

Ask a Legal Question

Need expert legal advice related to your practice from someone you can trust? CANP offers up to three free legal consultations per year with a CANP attorney who is also a licensed nurse practitioner.

Find a Job

Get leads on great jobs with competitive salaries through the Job Center, our one-stop resource for focused online job searching.

Get Controlled Substance II Authority

Expand your prescriptive abilities. CANP offers members a free Controlled Substance II Authority course to review from the comfort of your home.

Build Your Local Network

Engage with nurse practitioners in your area. CANP’s network of chapters throughout California offers valuable support, interaction with other NPs and educational opportunities through monthly meetings and special events.

Products & Services

Limit Your Liability

Don’t go without the best insurance available. Our longstanding partner, Nurses Service Organization (NSO), offers excellent personal liability policies.

Get Exclusive Coverage

California Casualty Auto and Home Insurance offers generous discounts for auto and home insurance policies, a 12-month rate guarantee, convenient services and payment plans and other exclusive coverage for nurse practitioners.

Be Your Own Translator

Canopy offers a medical translator for smartphones and iPads. Developed with funding from the National Institute of Health, the app has a library of over 4,000 medical phrases and basic questions in 15 languages and provides a one-touch capability to call your facility’s over-the-phone interpreters. CANP members receive a discount on the app, as well for Canopy’s Medical Spanish Training Course.

Subscribe to Epocrates

Gain access to the latest health care knowledge quickly and confidently with information and decision support tools from Epocrates. More than a million health care professionals use Epocrates’ innovative mobile and web-based products to help reduce medical errors, improve patient care and increase productivity. Epocrates content is developed and continuously updated by physicians and pharmacists.

Join National Professional Organizations

Mention your CANP membership to receive $10 off annual dues in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Political Representation

CANP helps thousands of nurse practitioners speak as one, providing a collective voice in the State Capitol. We are the only association in California solely dedicated to protecting your practice. Not only has CANP succeeded in passing bills that enhance the authority of nurse practitioners, but it has also been a constant presence at the Capitol engaging in the legislative process to promote the NP practice and support the development and expansion of the role of nurse practitioner.

Journal and Communication

Receive Connections

Our electronic newsletter Connections includes news on important health care issues, political updates, answers to frequently asked practice questions and much more.

Utilize Comparative Effectiveness Research

Through its partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, CANP provides free evidence-based resources that summarize the benefits and risks of different treatment options for common health conditions.

Peruse Clinician Reviews

Clinician Reviews is dedicated to keeping the ever-growing NP and PA professions up-to-date on the latest advances and developments in all aspects of primary care medicine.

Membership Types and Fees

Find the Right Fit

CANP offers numerous different membership types designed to fit you or your organization.

Nurse Practitioner Full Membership


For active nurse practitioners in California.

First Year Graduate Membership


For nurse practitioners who have graduated within the past 12 months.



For students enrolled full-time in a Master’s level or above state-approved NP or DNP program (limited to two years).



For those who no longer hold an active RN license in California but wish to maintain membership.



For NPs aged 65 and older residing in California and holding an active RN license.

Corporate Membership


For organizations and individuals with roles serving NPs or related health care professions, or for those seeking to market to our member community.

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