Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners, also known as NPs, are expert clinicians with advanced training who provide primary, acute and specialty health care. NPs are the providers of choice for millions of Americans, and evaluate patients, diagnose, write prescriptions, and bring a comprehensive perspective to health care.

Facts and Stats

  • NPs have been working more than 5 decades, improving patient access and quality care
  • Estimated annual patient visits exceed 1.06 billion
  • NPs prescribe medications in all 50 stats and D.C.
  • 2 out of 3 patients support legislation for greater access to NP services


Source: AANP