Research Reports and Resources

The Most Comprehensive Data About Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and the NP Role

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Research Reports

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) serves as a robust resource on NPs and their practice and houses the only comprehensive database of NPs in the United States. Research at AANP is essential for understanding how NPs are shaping the future of health care.

Valuable NP research, plus guidance for others interested in similar research, is available through AANP. Read current reports on practice settings, compensation and demographics below, and discover more resources such as funding opportunities and statistical guides.

  • AANP National NP Sample Survey: Compensation and Practice

    The purpose of the AANP National NP Sample Survey (also known as the National Workforce Survey) is to identify NP employment characteristics, compensation and patient demographics. Each year, AANP members and nonmembers are randomly selected to participate in the survey. Those who complete the survey regardless of membership are provided access to the final report.

    AANP Members: Log in to your AANP account to access free reports, which are available for you to download below. Nonmembers may purchase reports.

    NP Compensation

    The 2019 AANP National NP Sample Survey: Compensation report provides an in-depth review of NPs' hourly and annual compensation, as well as benefits packages, employee arrangements and employment satisfaction. Regional compensation briefs are also included in the survey report.

    NP Practice

    The 2018 AANP National NP Sample Survey: Practice report captures NP certification, practice communities, settings and characteristics, salary information, prescribing and diagnosis, NP education and demographics.

  • AANP Member COVID-19 Survey Results

    By conducting periodic surveys, AANP is committed to staying connected to members — and all NPs — as states across the nation continue to experience challenges related to COVID-19. The information NPs provide through these surveys is essential as AANP works to address new and ongoing issues faced by NPs in the current environment, and it helps support AANP’s advocacy for the removal of practice barriers.

    Most Recent Survey

    AANP fielded its most recent survey between July 28 and August 9 to capture the latest information on COVID-19’s impact on NPs and NP practice. Approximately 4,000 NPs provided essential feedback to the association based on experiences in their own communities treating patients in evolving health care environments.

    Executive Summary — August 2020 COVID-19 Survey

    First COVID-19 Survey

    More than 4,800 NPs responded to the first COVID-19 Impact Survey between May 8 and May 18, 2020. The purpose of this survey was to gather information on how COVID-19 impacted NPs and NP practice, including testing needs, employment changes, treatment barriers and more. This information is essential as AANP works to address the challenges faced by NPs in the current environment, including advocating for the removal of practice barriers.

    Executive Summary — May 2020 COVID-19 Survey

  • Infographics and Fact Sheets
  • Research Funding and Resources

    As NPs are securing their place on the front lines of health care, AANP is here with the funding opportunities you need to continue to advance the NP profession and enhance patient care.

    Find Funding and Resources

  • Statistical Resources

    Coming soon!