50 states ranked by amount of NPs

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

California contains the most professionally active nurse practitioners in the U.S. with 15,374 NPs, according to a ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The ranking is based on October 2018 data compiled by Redi-Data from state licensing information.

In total, 164,914 professionally active NPs are working in the U.S., according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Here's how each state stacks up:

  1. California — 15,374 professionally active NPs
  2. New York — 12,623
  3. Florida — 12,295
  4. Texas — 9,825
  5. Pennsylvania — 6,977
  6. Massachusetts — 6,235
  7. Ohio — 5,981
  8. Tennessee — 5,746
  9. New Jersey — 5,513
  10. Illinois — 4,950
  11. Georgia — 4,797
  12. North Carolina — 4,718
  13. Virginia — 4,450
  14. Michigan — 4,406
  15. Indiana — 3,466
  16. Missouri — 3,402
  17. Arizona — 3,394
  18. Maryland — 3,339
  19. Connecticut — 3,246
  20. Washington — 3,044
  21. Wisconsin — 3,037
  22. Kentucky — 2,914
  23. Colorado — 2,902
  24. Minnesota —2,882
  25. Alabama —2,525
  26. Louisiana — 2,342
  27. South Carolina — 2,099
  28. Oregon — 2,080
  29. Mississippi — 2,075
  30. Iowa — 1,919
  31. Kansas — 1,644
  32. Arkansas — 1,294
  33. Utah — 1,201
  34. Oklahoma — 1,123
  35. Maine — 1,096
  36. Nebraska — 1,033
  37. New Mexico — 1,017
  38. New Hampshire —1,010
  39. West Virginia — 928
  40. Nevada — 831
  41. Idaho — 690
  42. Rhode Island — 648
  43. Delaware — 528
  44. Montana — 505
  45. South Dakota — 471
  46. Alaska — 470
  47. North Dakota — 449
  48. Hawaii — 402
  49. Vermont — 380
  50. Wyoming — 283

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