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Which States Have the Highest Concentration of Nurse Practitioners?

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Healthcare reform's call for cost-efficient care and a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians is placing more emphasis on advanced practitioners, including nurse practitioners. Here is the number of nurse practitioners per 100,000 people in each state, along with the District of Columbia.

Source: Kaiser Family State Health Facts, based on 2010 census data.

1. District of Columbia — 118
2. New Hampshire — 116
3. Massachusetts — 103
4. Alaska — 102
5. Connecticut — 96
6. Arkansas — 92
7. Tennessee — 91
7. Mississippi — 91
9. New York — 82
9. Maine — 82
11. Virginia — 81
12. Vermont — 80
13. South Carolina — 79
13. Delaware — 79
15. Kansas — 77
16. Wyoming — 74
17. North Dakota — 69
18. Kentucky — 68
19. Missouri — 67
19. Florida — 67
21. Hawaii — 66
21. Rhode Island — 66
21. Oregon — 66
24. Wisconsin — 64
25. New Jersey — 62
25. Colorado — 62
27. Maryland — 60
28. Pennsylvania — 59
29. New Mexico — 56
29. Arizona — 56
29. South Dakota — 56
29. Washington — 56
33. Minnesota — 55
33. Nebraska — 55
33. Montana — 55
36. Louisiana — 52
37. Utah — 51
38. Georgia — 50
39. West Virginia — 49
40. Indiana — 48
41. Ohio — 47
42. California — 45
43. Michigan — 43
43. Iowa — 43
45. Idaho — 42
46. North Carolina — 41
47. Alabama — 40
48. Texas — 38
49. Illinois — 35
50. Oklahoma — 29
51. Nevada — 26

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