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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) serves as a robust resource for 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 a variety of resources on data visualization, article publications and more!
The purpose of the AANP National NP 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.
Theprovides an in-depth analysis of NPs’ compensation by state and years of experience using data from AANP’s 2022 National NP Workforce Survey. The study compares hourly and annual compensation ranges for an array of specializations and work settings, as well as provides summaries of NPs who received bonuses and professional development by state. Statistics are presented by state and years of experience throughout the report when possible. The report is available for free to members and for $219 for nonmembers.
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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.
AANP fielded its most recent member survey between March 19 and April 16, 2021, to capture general information about member satisfaction with benefits and services as well as current hot topics, including questions related to COVID-19 vaccinations and their patients' experiences. More than 1,200 NPs responded to questions related to COVID-19 vaccines.
AANP fielded its second COVID-19 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.
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.
These infographics and fact sheets help you visualize the data collected and reported by AANP.
Do you need help searching for literature, conducting a focus group or using health statistics? AANP has compiled various resources to help you excel in conducting research.
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Do you need help with your academic or scientific writing? AANP has compiled various resources to help you excel in presenting your research.
Publication and Presentations
Comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) compares the effectiveness of two or more interventions or approaches to health care by examining their risks and benefits. CER findings assist clinicians, patients and other stakeholders in making informed decisions to improve health care. Comparing two or more interventions distinguishes CER from other types of clinical research. CER can both validate a particular intervention and identify which treatments best meet a specific population’s needs.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) primarily funds CER studies. These studies compare the benefits and harms of two or more treatments, clinical strategies or other approaches to health care. The type of CER that PCORI supports focuses on outcomes that patients and other health care stakeholders indicate are important.