NP Profession Previously Named #1 Job in Health Care and #2 Job in Any Field

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AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is celebrating the news that U.S News & World Report ranked the nurse practitioner (NP) role first on its “2023 Best Jobs That Help People” list. The annual rankings noted that these jobs “enhance people’s well-being and help them accomplish their personal goals, big or small.” The publication had previously ranked the NP profession first on its “2023 Best Health Care Jobs” list, second on its “100 Best Jobs of 2023” list and second on its “2023 Best STEM Jobs” list.

“Nurse practitioners are grateful to be recognized by U.S. News World & Report for their invaluable contributions to our society. This is why we become NPs, to help people,” said April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, president of AANP. “This top ranking for the tireless work of NPs in helping others lead better lives is yet another well-deserved testament to the outstanding care delivered by more than 355,000 licensed NPs to patients in more than 1 billion visits each year.”

NPs are the providers of choice for millions of Americans seeking high-quality health care. As clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective and personal touch to health care.

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