The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) released both the new national nurse practitioner (NP) count and findings from its 2018 National Nurse Practitioner Sample Survey. As of January, a record of more than 270,000 nurse practitioners (estimated) are licensed to practice in the United States. This number jumped from an estimated 248,000 NPs in March 2018 and is substantially higher than the estimated 120,000 NPs reported in 2007. Patients are benefiting now more than ever before from the high quality, comprehensive, patient-centered health care services provided by nurse practitioners.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
January 28, 2018