Friday Five – National Nurse Practitioner Week
As Nurse Practitioner Week, an annual celebration that takes place the second week of November, comes to a close it’s time to reflect on the incredible contributions and dedication of these healthcare professionals. From their expertise in diagnosing and treating illnesses to their compassionate bedside manner, nurse practitioners embody the heart and soul of modern healthcare. This week’s Friday Five highlights some key takeaways from Nurse Practitioner Week, acknowledging the impact these individuals make on the well-being of individuals and communities alike.
Share Your NP Story
Happy #NPWeek2023! This week, and every week, we celebrate the dedication of #nurse practitioners. Share your #NP journey on the @AANP_NEWS website! By amplifying your story, you can inspire others and promote the essential role of NPs in healthcare: https://t.co/5D9k5yNCVT pic.twitter.com/Fr3W42VMk3
— AACN (@AACNursing) November 15, 2023
Did You Know?
Happy NP Week! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that nurse practitioners will add the most jobs in the country over the next decade, increasing by more than 45 percent by 2031.#NPWeek#NPWeek2023#NPsLead#whnp#whnpstudent#NPWH pic.twitter.com/1PW9Tmj1Hx
— NPWH (@NPWH) November 16, 2023
A Look at Nurse Practitioners Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2022, the latest data available, nurse practitioners had employment of 258,230 and an annual mean wage of $124,680, approximately double the U.S. average wage of $61,900. About 92 percent of nurse practitioner jobs were in the private sector. Employment of nurse practitioners is projected to increase by 45 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average of 3 percent for all occupations.
— BLS-Labor Statistics (@BLS_gov) November 14, 2023
Fun at the Today Show
— AANP (@AANP_NEWS) November 14, 2023
Facts about NPs
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— Ohio Assoc of APRNs (@OAAPN) November 15, 2023