Practice Characteristics of Rural Nurse Practitioners in the United States

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Project funded:
September 2013
Project completed:
January 2016

This study will use data from HRSA's first National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners (NSSNP) to expand on the agency's basic descriptive analyses of rural and urban nurse practitioners (NPs). The study will compare rural and urban NP's demographics, education, practice and related characteristics; will estimate basic NP labor supply models; and will explore the relationship of state scope of practice regulations on NP practice characteristics.


  • Nurse Practitioner Autonomy and Satisfaction in Rural Settings
    Journal Article
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2016
    Compares urban and rural primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) by practice location in urban, large rural, small rural, or isolated small rural areas by using analysis of the 2012 National Sample Survey of NPs.