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Updated by Julian Knight on May 01, 2015
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3 Facts for Nurse Practitioners

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Nurse Practitioners are ranked the 2nd best job overall in 2015.

Nurse Practitioners are ranked the 2nd best job overall in 2015.

The U.S. News & World Report ranked nurse practitioners as the second best overall job of 2015. "U.S. News used data comprised by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand. Jobs were then scored using seven component measures: 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, median salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance."

2

There are twice as many NPs today as there were 10 years ago.

There are twice as many NPs today as there were 10 years ago.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recently released a report stating that the number of nurse practitioners has nearly doubled in the last decade, "rising from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 205,000 as of December 31, 2014."

3

NPs make 916 million patient visits a year.

NPs make 916 million patient visits a year.

According to the AANP nurse practitioners make approximately 916 million visits with patients each year, with patients reporting, "an extremely high level of satisfaction with the care they receive."