Why aren't there more Nurse Practitioners?

  1. Hey everyone

    why are there not a ton of nurse practitioners around? Is it because you love basic nursing too much, the schooling is too hard, or it costs too much?

    I am looking into becoming a NP and the position seems to be a very good one!!

    Do you have to be smart like a doctor to be one?
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  3. by   fergus51
    All of the above.... Also, job opportunities are often very limited depending on where you are. You do need to be very smart to be an NP especially if you are looking at rural practice where the NP is often the only medical practitioner around.