Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week!

From Medstaff National Medical Staffing

November 10 to 16 2019

Did You Know?

  • There are more than 270,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the U.S.

  • 22 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories have granted full practice authority to NPs.

  • 87.1% of NPs are certified in an area of primary care, and 72.6% of all NPs deliver primary care.

  • 99.1% of NPs have graduate degrees, as well as advanced education and clinical training beyond their registered nurse preparation.

  • More than 28,700 new NPs completed their academic programs in 2017–2018.

  • The average age of NPs is 49.

  • 82.9% of full-time NPs are accepting Medicare patients, and 80.2% are accepting Medicaid patients.

  • 41.7% of full-time NPs hold hospital privileges; 11.7% have long term care privileges.

  • NPs hold prescriptive privileges, including controlled substances, in all 50 states and D.C.

  • NPs have been in practice an average of 10 years.

  • 95.7% of NPs prescribe medications, and those in full-time practice write an average of 20 prescriptions per day.

  • 57.4% of NPs see three or more patients per hour.

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