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Trends in NP and RN enrollment, graduation, and practice

Fitzgerald, Margaret, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000544995.21102.7f
Feature: PROFESSIONAL OUTLOOK

Abstract: The employment outlook for NPs is expected to continue its growth trend in the coming years. This article summarizes graduation and employment trends for nursing students and provides a synopsis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the growing demand for NPs and nurses. A brief overview of the history of recent workforce trends is also provided.

The employment outlook for NPs is expected to continue its growth trend in the coming years. This article summarizes graduation and employment trends for nursing students and provides a synopsis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the growing demand for NPs and nurses. A brief overview of the history of recent workforce trends is also provided.

Adapted from Fitzgerald, M. Trends in NP and RN Enrollment, Graduation, and Practice. 2018(6):1-8, with permission from Fitzgerald Health Education Associates (fhea.com).

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