November 10–16 is National Nurse Practitioner Week, which serves to bring recognition to the NP profession and increase awareness of the exceptional care that NPs provide. At Wapiti Medical Staffing, we can attest to the value, experience, and compassion that NPs bring to the medical community. We are proud to have nurse practitioners as part of the Wapiti team!
The NP profession offers a unique combination of nursing and healthcare service to patients. In addition to diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illness, NPs integrate health promotion, disease prevention, counseling, and patient education to help patients make smarter health and lifestyle choices and to understand their complete health picture. Did you know?
Thank you, Nurse Practitioners, for all that you do!
- There are more than 270,000 NPs in the United States with an additional 28,700 new NPs completing their academic programs in 2018.
- NPs are the fastest growing and largest group of advanced practice providers. They collectively conduct more than one billion patient visits annually.
- By providing high-quality care and counseling, NPs can lower the cost of healthcare.
- Studies show that patients who see NPs as their primary care provider often have fewer emergency room visits, shorter hospital stays, and lower medication costs.
(The above statistics are provided by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®
[AANP], the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels and advances health policy while promoting excellence in practice, education, and research.)