Nurse Practitioner Infographic

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

Source: AANP