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Utah Nurse Practitioners

50 Years of Nurse Practitioners - NP Week (Nov 8-14, 2015)

Posted almost 2 years ago by Michelle Litchman

Utah Nurse Practitioners (UNP) would like to express sincere gratitude to the more than 1,200 Nurse Practitioners who provide exceptional healthcare  to the citizens of Utah. UNP takes pride in the way you represent the profession and in your expertise as you answer the call to expand access to healthcare services across the primary and tertiary care spectrum. UNP celebrates you and your contributions and wishes you a Happy Nurse Practitioner Week.

NPs throughout the nation have a special reason to celebrate NP Week this year. Fifty years ago, the first NP program was established at the University of Colorado. Now, 50 years later, NP programs graduate approximately 17,000 students in the 2013-2014 academic year.

There are more than 205,000 NPs in the United States who provide high quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients nationwide. In addition to providing a full range of services, NPs work as partners with their patients guiding them to make educated health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices. The confidence that patients have in NP delivered healthcare is evidenced by the more than 916 million visits made to NPs every year.

Thank you for all you do to support the NP profession!