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Advanced Practitioner Membership

Advanced Practitioner (APPs), including registered nurses (RNs) nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) involved in neurosurgical care.

  • Employment/residence in the U.S., Canada or Mexico
  • Submitted CV
  • Sponsorship letter from two (2) AANS members, with at least one from a neurosurgeon (Note: The AANS can assist in locating a sponsoring member neurosurgeon.)
  • RNs and NPs must be specialized in the care of neurosurgical patients
  • Physician assistants must be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (PA-C)
  • Reduced, optional subscription rate ($125) to the official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
    • Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS)
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS Spine)
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics (JNS Pediatrics)
  • Reduced registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Reduced registration rates for AANS educational courses and resources
  • Earn up to 36 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ each year through Neurosurgical Focus
  • Online educational sessions offering CME
  • Subspecialty CME tracking and online transcripts through
  • Free job search and discounted job postings in the AANS Online Career Center
  • Members-only searchable directory
  • Eligible to serve on AANS committees
  • Discounts on AANS publications and merchandise
  • Access to AANS Member Discount Programs
  • Pay annual dues: $145
  • Attend at least one out of every five AANS Annual Scientific Meetings

Before beginning your member application, please have the following information ready:

  • Educational institutions attended and dates of attendance
  • Primary hospital affiliation and start date (if affiliated with a hospital)
  • Current medical license number and dates in effect
  • Copy of certification

If you have questions, please contact Shahida Razvi at, 847.378.0539 or toll-free at 888.566.2267 x 539.

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