Nurse practitioners, also known as NPs, are expert clinicians with advanced training who provide primary, acute and specialty health care.
Requirements for Practice
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
- Registered Nurse License
- Graduate Nursing Education
- National Board Certification
- State NP Licensure/Registration
Facts and Stats
- Nurse practitioners have been in practice an average of 12 years.
- There are more than 222,000 NPs licensed to practice in America today.
- 83.4% of NPs are certified in an area of primary care.
Nurse Practitioners can:
- Diagnose illness
- Treat illness
- Prescribe meds
- Order tests
- Interpret tests
Areas of Certification
- Acute Care 7.7%
- Adult 16.8%
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care 4.0%
- Family 55.1%
- Gerontology 2.7%
- Neonatal 1.7%
- Pediatric 6.4%
- Psychiatric Mental Health- Adult 2.4%
- Psychiatric Mental Health- Family 3.0%
- Women’s Health 5.8%
Nurse Practitioners are the providers of choice for many Ohioans. With a record delivery, Nurse Practitioners are a clear solution for patient-centered, accessible health care.
- 83.4% of NPs are certified in an area of primary care
- 49.9% of NPs hold hospital privileges; 11.3% have long term care privileges
- 95.8% of NPs prescribe medications