There are more than nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the U.S.1
Percent of NPs
|Adult–Gerontology Primary Care^||7.8|
|Adult–Gerontology Acute Care||3.4|
|Hospice and Palliative Care||1.5|
* NPs may be certified in more than one area
^ Primary Care Focus
Updated February 2020
1 AANP National Nurse Practitioner Database, 2020.
2 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2019). 2018-2019 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing. Washington DC: AACN.
3 2019 AANP National Workforce Survey.
4 2018 AANP National Nurse Practitioner Sample Survey.