Nurse practitioner workforce has just about doubled

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Drug marketers may want to take note: the US now has around 205,000 nurse practitioners.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners revealed the number in a Wednesday announcement in which the group also noted that the number of these professionals just about doubled during the past decade.

A 2014 report indicated that NPs, and physician assistants crave industry information that addresses their respective roles. Merion's decision last year to change the name of its publication from ADVANCE for NPs & PAs  to Nurse Practitioner Perspective is another indicator of a need for professional-grade information sources beyond those addressed to physicians.

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