American Advanced Practice Network (AAPN)

(A Professional Corporation)
APNs are Changing the Face of Primary Care
For the past few decades the U.S. has experienced a growing shortage of primary care providers, while population aging and chronic illness statistics keep rising. Currently, 79 million Americans lack sufficient access to primary care and 115 million have poor access to mental health care despite the fact that the U.S. spends $3.2 trillion on health care annually—nearly $10,000 per capita ( Furthermore, the 23% of the population with chronic conditions drives more than 80% of spending. Lack of care coordination and timely care interventions that prevent unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations account for massive overutilization of expensive resources and wasteful spending. AAPN corrects this imbalance and saves lives through timely, coordinated, high-quality primary care.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates a 49,300 primary care physician shortage by 2030. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) believes that the nation’s 248,000 NPs (87% of whom are prepared in primary care) are a potential solution to this growing crisis. AAPN is dedicated to providing that solution.
The AAPN Network
AAPN offers an opportunity to belong to a unique, multi-state network or "group practice without walls" with best-in-class technology and business support. AAPN was created for and by APNs. It is owned and operated exclusively by its nurse membership with its own executive leadership and Board of Directors. Rural and remote members of the network have nationwide, trusted peer cross-coverage for patients in member’s absence. Additional benefits of belonging to the AAPN network include economies of scale for equipment purchases and access to patients in underserved areas.
AAPN members have access to Fortune-500-class health and retirement benefits and the opportunity to build future equity. AAPN members select their own care delivery and reimbursement model, patient population and services provided.
CareSpan Integrated Digital Care Platform
AAPN members deliver clinical care using CareSpan’s Digital Care Delivery (DCD) platform, facilitating care delivery in-person or at any distance. The platform includes diagnostics, EMR, e-prescribing and dynamic documentation.
Care for Patients wherever THEY are...
... from wherever YOU are.
Technology and Business Services
Clinic operations for practice needs are supported with CareSpan Integrated Network’s practice management and business support services. AAPN's goal is to enable the best care possible for patients and the business support that allows clinical independence while garnering more personal income. This diagram summarizes the technologies and business support that members receive from the AAPN/CareSpan alliance.

Management Team

Meet the experienced Advanced Practice Nurses that are going to take your APN business to the next level.
Kate Fiandt, PhD, APRN-NP, FAANP, FAAN
Kate Fiandt, PhD, APRN-NP, FAANP, FAAN


Forerunner in Advanced Practice Nursing Education, Faculty-managed Clinics and National Associations

    Lorraine Bock, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C, FAANP
    Lorraine Bock, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C, FAANP


    Successful Owner of Independent Nurse Clinic and co-founder of first national APN Entrepreneurs Network

      Mary Kay Nissen, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, COHN-S
      Mary Kay Nissen, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, COHN-S

      Education Advisor

      Bold Pioneer in Simulation-based Digital Care in Under/Graduate Nursing Education Curriculum

        JoEllen Koerner, PhD, RN, FAAN
        JoEllen Koerner, PhD, RN, FAAN

        Board Member

        Innovative Nursing Administrator working in digital care platform design for APN practice

          Shiela Ryan, PhD, RN, FAAN
          Shiela Ryan, PhD, RN, FAAN


          Global Leader in healthcare policy, quality improvement and international nursing partnerships


            Learn More about the AAPN

            AAPN offers an opportunity to belong to an organization that has a unique group practice combined with best-in-class technology and business support. Join us and discover how being a part of the AAPN is to your advantage.
            Enter your contact information to apply. An AAPN representative will contact you to review your application, show you how you can increase your income, improve revenue management, get better reimbursement rates and how you can have more time to see patients.
            Please answer the questions below and submit the form. Thank you for your interest.
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