Nurse practitioners (NPs) might be the most professionally satisfied group in healthcare, according to a recent survey conducted by Staff Care, a temporary physician and NP staffing firm and company of AMN Healthcare.
The results showed 100% of those questioned said have positive feelings about being a NP, and 99% said they are positive and optimistic about the future of their profession. When rating their professional morale, 98% said it was positive.
Those results are significantly higher than what physicians have reported in similar surveys. In a Merritt Hawkins survey, only 13% of physicians said they feel optimistic about the future of medicine, and only 32% said they feel positive about their profession.