Advanced Practitioner Membership

Join the AANS Today!

AANS membership provides essential resources for advanced practitioners, including nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs).

Whether you’re embarking on your neurosurgery journey or aiming to elevate your career, we provide you with the essential tools and insights needed to excel in a neurosurgical practice.

Member Benefits

  • Save 50% on Sessions in Neurosurgery for Advanced Practitioners (SNAP) online courses
  • Find the next step in your career in the AANS Online Career Center
  • Become a leader with eligibility to serve on AANS committees Discounted registration for Neurosurgical Topics for the Advanced Practitioner live course
  • Stay on the cutting edge with a reduced subscription rate ($220) to the official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Find other members in the field through the member directory
  • Receive a discount on your registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

Membership Requirements

  • Reside/employment in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico
  • Letter of sponsorship from one AANS FAANS member. Note: The AANS can assist in identifying a FAANS member sponsor
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • RNs and NPs must specialize in the care of neurosurgical patients
  • Physician Assistants must be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (PA-C)

Member Obligations

  • Pay annual dues: $175
  • Attend the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in-person at least once every five years. On-demand or virtual attendance does not satisfy this requirement.

Apply for Membership

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

  • Payment method for $175 application fee/first-year dues
  • 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
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)

Upon completion of your application and remittance of membership fee, you will have immediate access to AANS member benefits.

If you have questions, please contact Member Services at, 847.378.0500 or toll-free at 888.566-AANS(2267).