According to a recent report (AANP, 2020), there are now over 290,000 NPs in the U.S.  Please take time to learn more about NPs.

A recent (Nov 2017) Freakonomics podcast: Nurses to the Rescue! explores the policy and economic issues associated with NP Scope of Practice.  Podcast is downloadable.

Key Resource Reports --  This page provides links to a number of key reports regarding the quality and value of NP care from various national entities.


AANP (2002). More than 290,000 nurse practitioners.