FAQs

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The most common All About NPs questions are answered below. 

How long have NPs been providing health care?

NPs have provided excellent health care for 50 years. The first NPs were educated at the University of Colorado in 1965. Programs soon spread across the U.S. As of January 2016, there are more than 222,000 licensed NPs. Close to 15,000 new NPs are prepared each year at over 325 colleges and universities.



What services do NPs provide?

For information about NP services, check out the Services section on AANP's What's an NP? web page.


How can I locate an NP?

Check out AANP's NPFinder for a quick and easy way to locate an NP.


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