California Association for Nurse Practitioners

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In California’s dynamic health care environment, CANP is an agent of change, uniting nurse practitioners, promoting them as integral leaders and fostering their professional development. Membership in CANP offers nurse practitioners strong support in several key areas.

Powerful Advocacy

A Voice on Your Behalf

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 focused on protecting your practice and educating the public on the skills and capabilities of nurse practitioners.

Exclusive Networking

Meet the Leaders in Your Industry

Connect with other nurse practitioners in your area and throughout California. CANP membership offers endless possibilities to meet other nurse practitioners, make friends, find opportunities and promote mutual interests.

Outstanding Education

Stay Informed and Educated

CANP offers convenient continuing education at exclusive values. Our biggest event of the year, the CANP Annual Educational Conference, allows members to learn from the best and brightest in the field. From online advice to at-home study courses, CANP puts a world of knowledge at your fingertips.

Valuable Savings

Enjoy Discounts on Goods and Services

Join CANP and save on partner products and services you use in your practice every day.

What Members Are Saying

  • Thank you for such a wonderful conference! The venue was great, the lectures were wonderful, and the company was amazing! We are very thankful and fortunate to have such great leaders who care so much about our organization.
    Andrea Ennis, MSN Los Angeles Cardiology West Los Angeles North Chapter
    The mentoring and sharing that you can’t get anywhere else have been invaluable in refocusing my purpose, gaining insight into who I am, and really understanding what it means to be an NP.
    Kristin Kopelson, NP Los Angeles VA Medical Center West Los Angeles North Chapter
    I don't think I can have as much autonomy as an NP without CANP working hard to promote the NP profession.
    Melissa Chung West Los Angeles, North Los Angeles County Public Health
  • CANP provides the commonality and community essential to advance and improve my profession and my professional self.
    Karen Ayers, NP Eureka Internal Medicine North Coast Chapter
    I'm proud of the work CANP has done and am grateful for all the opportunities I've been given as a member.
    Kristin Rhodes, RN, NP Newport Family Medicine Orange County Chapter
    Membership in CANP is vital because it enables us to be united in the pursuits of the profession.
    Ann Marie Keefer-Lynch, NP St. Joseph Hospital/La Amistad Orange County Chapter
  • Those who do not participate in our organization are missing out on a very enriching experience.
    Cynthia Griswold, RN, MSN, NP Torrance Family Practice South Bay Chapter
    Everyone feels welcomed. Information and knowledge is freely shared in a nurturing atmosphere. This is the true spirit of the advanced practice nurse.
    Yvonne Scannell, MSN, NP Long Beach VA Medical Center Orange County Chapter
    CANP membership has enriched my professional experience. The support that we provide each other is uplifting. Thank you CANP for making it possible.
    Judi Leonard, NP Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates Orange County Chapter
  • CANP provides the commonality and community essential to advance and improve my profession and my professional self.
    Holly Viloria, RN, NP Laguna Psych, Inc. Orange County Chapter
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Why should I become a member?

When you join CANP, you enter a close-knit community where information and ideas are freely exchanged, helping members stay at the top of their profession and play a powerful role in health care today.

How do I renew my membership?

You can renew your membership by any of the following methods:

  • Under the My Account section, click "Renew" and complete the renewal form
  • Click the renew link under the membership tab
  • Download an application and mail to CANP 1415 L Street, Suite 1000 Sacramento, CA 95814
Once I’m a member, how do I become involved?

First and foremost, contact your local chapter. Most members are involved at the local level, where chapters typically conduct monthly meetings that provide valuable networking opportunities. You’ll definitely want to attend the Annual Educational Conference, CANP’s premier annual event. Are you looking to help influence the direction of the association? There are many opportunities for you to get involved at the leadership level. You could participate on a committee, become a representative at the House of Delegates, even become a member of the board of directors. While all members are encouraged to get involved, your level of engagement is entirely up to you. 

There’s a lot of emphasis on “advocacy.” What does that mean for me?

CANP has a long history of being actively engaged in the legislative process, educating legislators and policy makers about the role NPs play in California's health care delivery system and protecting and expanding NP practice. Through its advocacy efforts, CANP helps thousands of nurse practitioners speak as one, providing a collective voice in the State Capitol.

How does CANP help me earn continuing education credits?

Our Annual Educational Conference is the state’s only event focused exclusively on continuing education for advanced practice nursing. Each year, CANP leaders work with members to design a program of courses featuring some of the most influential figures in the industry. That’s in addition to other educational opportunities that CANP membership delivers.

What other benefits do I get as a CANP member?

The benefits of CANP membership include discounts on products, services and resources vital to you and your practice. These include items that make routine tasks easier, tools for managing your practice, and information channels that expand your knowledge base - as well as your career opportunities.

When I renew my membership, when will I receive a new membership card?

When renewing online, a new membership card is generated and emailed to members immediately. When renewing by mail you will receive a new membership card within 3 business days by email. You can also access your membership card via the "My Membership" link in the "My Account" section.