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There are more than nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the U.S.1
Percent of NPs
|Adult–Gerontology Primary Care^||8.9|
|Adult–Gerontology Acute Care||6.1|
* The sum of all percentages is greater than 100% because some NPs have more than one certification.
^ Indicates a primary care certification.
Updated November 2023
1 AANP National Nurse Practitioner Database, 2022.
2 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2022). 2021-2022 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing. Washington, DC: AACN.
3 2022 AANP National Nurse Practitioner Workforce Survey — Preliminary Analysis.