Data Hosting: National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners (NSSNP)

The National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners (NSSNP) was designed to provide national representative estimates of the U.S. nurse practitioner (NP) supply and to collect detailed data on the licensure, education, clinical practice characteristics, and demographics of nurse practitioners.

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Data and Documentation

Location of Access

NSSNP data can be accessed through the following RDC access modes:

Guidance for Researchers Seeking Access to HRSA Data at FSRDCs [PDF – 91 KB]


Your request for access to restricted-use data is captured within the RDC proposal. In the proposal, please thoroughly explain your research need for access to restricted-use variables, your analytic plan, how you intend to report your results, and the exact output you need for your near final product (e.g., paper, journal article or presentation). All sections of the proposal must be filled-out and clearly stated.  Submit your proposal as one document to

Confidentiality and Disclosure

After the proposal is approved, all members of the research team are required to complete the Confidentiality Training.  Please submit your Confidentiality Training certificate and signed, notarized non-disclosure affidavit to your RDC Analyst along with the Data Use Agreement.  For more information, see:  Confidentiality and Disclosure 

Output Review for Disclosure Risk

All output submitted for a disclosure review must be the near final product and it must match the output described in your approved proposal.  We will not review frequency distributions or other large volumes of output.  For more information, see: Output Policies and Procedures (hyperlink to