Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are the quintessential midlevel provider, coming in various flavors such as FNP, AGACNP, and PMHNP. Numbering ~325,000 in the US, these midlevels' education often consists of little more than an online diploma mill degree and 500 hours of clinical exposure, amounting to less than 5% of a physician's training. Yet, many states allow them to practice independently without physician supervision or oversight.