Did you know that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first nurse practitioner (NP) program? Or that today there are more than 200,000 licensed NPs in the United States? With so much to celebrate, join us in recognizing the importance of National Nurse Practitioner Week to raise awareness for all those who deliver patient-centered, accessible, and high-quality health care to millions nationwide.
It's a great time to be a nurse practitioner (NP). According to recent data from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the number of NPs has nearly doubled over the past ten years, "rising from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 205,000 as of December 31, 2014."