Learn about the types of people who become acute care nurse practitioners. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


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Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an acute care nurse practitioner. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming acute care nurse practitioners at a ratio of 1.83 to 1.

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Actual Gender Mix, 2022

91% of acute care nurse practitioners are female and 9% are male.

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Gender Bias, 2022

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an acute care nurse practitioner and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an acute care nurse practitioner and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming an acute care nurse practitioner than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.