The AANP Research program has been providing indispensable research about NPs and guidance for others interested in similar research since 1985. At the heart of the program is the National NP Database - the only comprehensive database of NPs practicing in the U.S. This rich and growing resource features details on clinical specialties, practice settings and more.
Meeting Our Mission
The Research program plays a significant role in fulfilling AANP's three-part mission:
To promote excellence in NP practice, education and research, the research program collects data and encourages others to conduct their own research.
To shape the future of health care through advancing policy, the research program provides specific stats and trends critical to the work of our health policy staff and volunteer leaders such as AANP state representatives.
To build a positive image of the NP role as leaders in the national and global health care community, AANP research provides data demonstrating high marks on quality of care, the cost effectiveness of that care, and patient satisfaction and acceptance.
AANP National NP Sample Survey
In 2016, AANP completed the sixth iteration of the National NP Sample Survey. The purpose of this survey was to identify the characteristics and practices of NPs nationwide. The 2016 AANP National NP Sample Survey overview, services and prescribing reports are available for purchase by non-members. Visit the AANP Research Store for details.
AANP National NP Compensation Survey
The purpose of the AANP National NP Compensation Survey is to compile a comprehensive data set about NP hourly and annual compensation, as well as provide information about employment related benefits. Reports from 2007, 2008 and 2011 are available in the Publicly Available section.
The AANP National NP Compensation Survey report is available for purchase by non-members. Visit the AANP Research Store for details.
AANP Research Briefs
The quarterly AANP Research Brief was created to disseminate research on nurse practitioners in a timely manner. Hot topic areas may occur in special edition issues. AANP Research Briefs are available for purchase by non-members. Visit the AANP Research Store for details.
In order to meet the needs of individual members, researchers or organizations, custom reports can be obtained by requesting analytic work from AANP. Individuals with specific questions regarding characteristics of NP practice, employment or compensation are encouraged to download this instruction manual.