History – Numbers by Year

1982
The Board of Nursing obtained a new computer, able to generate annual statistics. That year there were 1,146 Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNP).
1989
Licensed Nurse Practitioners (LNP) 1,759
1999
LNPs 3,804
LNPs with prescriptive authority 1,571
2009
LNPs 5,524
LNPs with prescriptive authority 3,203