NP Week – November 12 – 18, 2023

Happy Nurse Practitioner Week! This week – we celebrate you! In Texas, 40,000 NPs improve the lives of their patients by providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care to their communities.  

Did You Know?

  • There are more than 355,000 licensed Nurse Practitioners in the United States.
  • NPs can prescribe prescriptions, including controlled substances, in all 50 states, including Washington, D.C.
  • 88% of NPs work in areas of primary care, while 70.3% of all NPs deliver primary care.
  • 45.6% of full-time NPs have hospital privileges.
  • A majority of full-time NPs see an average of 3 plus patients an hour.
  • More than 1.06 billion visits are made to nurse practitioners every year.
  • The average age of all NPs is 46.