Benefits of TNNPA Membership

Benefits and opportunities of membership:

  • Be a part of a vibrant and dynamic group of fellow APRNs
  • Stay informed with up-to-the-minute information
  • Have your concerns answered, discuss issues, share your wisdom and experience
  • View events of interest on our calendar
  • Be eligible for scholarship money awarded to students members of TNNPA who meet the criteria
  • Network and socialize with APRNs from all over the region at our annual absolutely terrific conference
  • Develop your leadership skills by serving on vital committees
  • Support and sponsor legislative initiatives that improve quality of care and promote the practice of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Learn how to become a proactive APRN and further your profession

Our organization exists to:

  1. Provide a continuing education forum, including an annual conference, for members and other APRNs.
  2. Initiate and support legislation, and other pertinent issues, affecting APRN roles, education and practice.
  3. Provide an exchange of employment options for nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and employers.
  4. Promote public recognition of APRN practice.
  5. Facilitate collaboration between APRNs and other health care professionals for the improvement of health care in Tennessee.
  6. Encourage and support research related to APRNs and the delivery of health care services.

Our Mission:

To empower Tennessee Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in providing quality, accessible and compassionate healthcare through education, leadership and advocacy.

Our Vision:

Tennessee APRNs will be recognized as full partners and leaders in the development of health policy, provision of quality health care, and advocacy for the people of Tennessee. 



    • Compassion
    • Trustworthiness
    • Transparency
    • Respect
    • Reliability
    • Ethical Behavior


    • Accountability
    • Unity within our profession
    • Competency
    • Efficiency
    • Appropriate Behavior


    • Commitment to members, patients and communities
    • Dedication
    • Resourcefulness


    • Leadership
    • Support
    • Proactiveness
    • Visionary
    • Responsibility

    Best Practices

    • Educational preparedness
    • High quality care
    • Evidence based care and decision making

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