Practice Patterns and Characteristics of Nurse Practitioners in the United States: Results From the 2012 National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners

Arpita Chattopadhyay, George A. Zangaro, Kathleen M. White

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Abstract

A National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners was conducted in 2012 to provide a national estimate of the nurse practitioner (NP) workforce and new information on services provided by NPs, their specialty areas, and job satisfaction. Data from almost 13,000 respondents show that 76% of NPs in the workforce are trained in primary care and 48% of NPs in patient care provide primary care. There is also evidence of increased proclivity to specialize in primary care among the most recent graduates, indicating that NPs will continue to play a critical role in improving access to primary care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-177
Number of pages8
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Characteristics
  • National Sample Survey for Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse practioner workforce
  • Practice patterns
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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