2009–2010 AANP national nurse practitioner sample survey: An overview


Mary J. Goolsby, EdD, MSN, NP-C, CAE, FAANP, AANP Department of Research and Education, 2600 Via Fortuna, Suite 100, Austin
Tel: 512-276-5903; Fax: 512-442-6469;
E-mail: mjgoolsby@aanp.org


The 2009-2010 AANP National Nurse Practitioner Sample Survey was designed to replicate a survey conducted previously in 1988, 1998, and 2004. The survey collected data on variables such as nurse practitioner (NP) education, specialization, practice patterns and settings, compensation, and prescribing. With responses from 13,562 practicing NPs, the survey provided a comprehensive description of the practicing NP population.