How Can FNP's Affect the Shortage of Primary Care Providers Infographic
How Can FNP's Affect the Shortage of Primary Care Providers Infographic

How Can FNPs Affect the Shortage of Primary Care Providers Infographic

Infographic by Texas Woman’s University, ‘How can FNPs affect the shortage of primary care providers? According to projections by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the shortage of primary care physicians will be 55,000 by 2032. In Texas alone, the projected primary care physician deficit will be nearly 3,400 by 2030. In addition, the general population is expected to grow by more than 10% by 2032. Americans, 65 years or older, spend 3x as much on health care services than younger generations 1/3 of practicing physicians will reach retirement age and leave the workforce within the next decade. Many low-income areas in Texas already lack sufficient health care services. FNPs can fill in the gaps. Family Nurse Practitioners are the solution, providing holistic care to patients, families, communities, and environments. Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are in demand and uniquely poised to help bridge the gap between patients and care and fulfill a nationwide need. Full practice authority is the authorization of nurse practitioners to evaluate patients, prescribe medications, diagnose, order & interpret diagnostic tests, and initiate treatments In states that have adopted these Full Practice Authority licensure laws, Nurse Practitioners can improve their patients' lives. 22 states and the District of Columbia allow Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners, including Colorado, Iowa, Maine, and many more. Texas does not have full practice authority, but Nurse Practitioners are in high demand. Family Nurse Practitioners have an important role in helping care for patients Family Nurse Practitioners experience high demand due to the broad age range they serve in primary care, urgent care, mobile clinics, and specialty offices. Some FNPs even choose a subspecialty later on, such as dermatology, endocrinology, or cardiology. Flexibility in choosing your work environment is one of the best reasons to become a family nurse practitioner and a median annual salary of $107,030. Earn a Master of Science in Nursing – FNP, and you’ll have the experience, knowledge, and accreditation to improve patient’s lives. The online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Texas Woman’s University is designed for BSN-prepared nurses. Learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing – FNP program by visiting



Communities nationwide are experiencing a physician shortage. FNPs experience high demand due to the broad age range they serve in areas including:

  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care
  • Mobile Clinics
  • Specialty Oces

By earning a Master of Science in Nursing – FNP, you'll have the experience, knowledge and accreditation to change lives and improve the health of many patients.

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