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There are more than nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the U.S.1
Percent of NPs
|Adult–Gerontology Primary Care^||7.0|
|Adult–Gerontology Acute Care||2.9|
* The sum of all percentages is greater than 100% because some NPs have more than one certification.
^ Indicates a primary care certification.
Updated May 2021
1 AANP National Nurse Practitioner Database, 2021.
2 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2021). 2020-2021 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing. Washington, DC: AACN.
3 2020 AANP National Nurse Practitioner Sample Survey.