Nurse Practitioners Helping Distressed Areas
ALBANY, N.Y. — Nurse Practitioners in New York are gravitating to areas around the state with the greatest healthcare need, according to a new report by UAlbany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies. With an estimated 13,000 active nurse practitioners (NPs) practicing in New York, the profession features a wide regional variation in their distribution, according to the report. Statewide, about 43 percent of NPs are working in federally designated primary health professional shortage areas (HPSAs). Among rural NPs, the figure jumps to nearly 70 percent.