All About NPs
NPs provide advanced primary, acute and specialty care for all types of patients. In every state, NPs assess patients, order and interpret tests, make diagnoses and provide treatment – including prescribing medications. NPs can be found in clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care centers, nursing homes and private practices nationwide. Millions of Americans choose NPs as their health care provider. As clinicians that blend clinical expertise with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care.
Beyond the Numbers
NPs add more than critical mass to our health care provider workforce – NPs provide a unique approach to care. From regular screenings and risk reduction to stress and sleep management, NPs tackle the many facets of prevention and comprehensive care to help patients live healthier lives.
Number of NPs: 248,000
Patient Satisfaction: 98%
Total States Where NPs can Prescribe Medication: 50
NPs have been providing quality health care for more than half a century. Studies show that NPs improve patient outcomes, help lower heath care costs and partner with patients to improve their health.
NPs can be found in communities of every size. In fact, the number of NPs in rural and underserved communities is among the highest of primary care health care provider. To locate an NP in your area, go to NPFinder.Com or contact your insurance provider to locate an NP in your insurance network.
NPs provide a full range of primary, acute and specialty health care services, including: