Nursing & Healthcare News
Nurse Practitioners on the Rise
The number of licensed NPs grew 9 percent in just one year!
According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the U.S. added 30,000 licensed NPs between 2021 and 2022, and forecasts predict continued growth through 2030.
Robust Job Growth
Nurse practitioner is one of the fastest-growing healthcare careers in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that NP employment will increase by a whopping 52.2 percent between 2020 and 2030.
New AANP data shows that in the past year alone, the total number of nurse practitioners licensed in the U.S. grew by about 30,000, a one-year increase of 9 percent. That’s in keeping with previously released AANP data showing that 36,000 nurses completed NP academic programs in the 2019–2020 school year.