Nurse Practitioners in Florida

Miami (1858)Tampa (1528)Jacksonville (1482)Orlando (1264)Gainesville (671)
Pensacola (516)Fort Myers (489)St Petersburg (454)Tallahassee (394)Lakeland (326)Melbourne (305)Ocala (301)Sarasota (294)Hollywood (278)Clearwater (267)Naples (266)West Palm Beach (252)Bradenton (233)Hialeah (204)Boca Raton (195)Daytona Beach (190)Panama City (189)Kissimmee (175)Pembroke Pines (175)Fort Lauderdale (172)Coral Gables (165)Stuart (158)Brandon (144)Port Charlotte (135)Winter Haven (127)Winter Park (118)Lake City (115)New Port Richey (114)Delray Beach (113)Vero Beach (113)Boynton Beach (110)Orange Park (109)Palm Beach Gardens (100)Fort Pierce (100)Plantation (98)Largo (98)Jupiter (96)Cape Coral (96)South Miami (96)Coral Springs (93)Saint Petersburg (91)Altamonte Springs (91)Temple Terrace (90)The Villages (88)Spring Hill (88)Homestead (84)Zephyrhills (80)St Augustine (78)Miami Beach (77)Wellington (75)Leesburg (75)Fort Walton Beach (73)Maitland (72)Sunrise (69)Port St Lucie (68)Wesley Chapel (68)Clermont (67)Doral (67)Miramar (67)Weston (66)Jacksonville Beach (64)Deerfield Beach (63)Lake Mary (61)Marianna (60)Aventura (59)North Miami Beach (57)Ocoee (57)Riverview (56)Sebring (56)Apopka (55)Ormond Beach (55)Orange City (54)Hudson (54)Ft Lauderdale (53)Venice (52)Lutz (52)Plant City (51)Atlantis (49)Palm Bay (49)Brooksville (48)Titusville (47)Tamarac (47)Pompano Beach (47)Lauderdale Lakes (46)Bay Pines (46)Deland (45)Palm Harbor (44)Loxahatchee (43)Oakland Park (41)Longwood (41)Lake Worth (41)Rockledge (41)Sanford (41)Palm Coast (40)Oviedo (40)Oldsmar (39)Cutler Bay (38)Milton (38)Mount Dora (37)Gulf Breeze (37)Port Orange (36)Okeechobee (36)Crestview (35)Pinellas Park (35)Dunedin (35)Tavares (35)Punta Gorda (34)Davenport (34)Mangonia Park (33)North Miami (33)Inverness (33)Lady Lake (33)Riviera Beach (32)Crystal River (31)Palatka (31)Safety Harbor (31)Saint Cloud (31)Arcadia (30)Bartow (30)Trinity (29)Port Saint Lucie (29)Lehigh Acres (29)New Smyrna Beach (28)Davie (28)Lecanto (28)Margate (27)Middleburg (27)Panama City Beach (27)Key West (26)Miami Lakes (26)Merritt Island (26)Lakewood Ranch (25)Sebastian (25)Saint Augustine (24)Miami Gardens (24)Macclenny (24)Niceville (24)Casselberry (24)Englewood (24)Greenacres (23)Celebration (23)Palm Springs (23)Palmetto Bay (23)Land O Lakes (23)Tarpon Springs (23)Perry (22)Pace (22)Chipley (22)Seminole (22)Ponte Vedra Beach (21)North Port (21)Coconut Creek (21)Fleming Island (21)Fernandina Beach (21)Cocoa Beach (20)Palm City (20)Lantana (20)Hallandale Beach (20)Avon Park (19)Bonita Springs (19)Eglin AFB (18)Dade City (17)Live Oak (17)Eustis (17)Haines City (17)Estero (17)Sun City Center (17)Winter Garden (16)Windermere (16)Valrico (16)Port Richey (16)Belle Glade (15)Bushnell (15)Defuniak Springs (15)Royal Palm Beach (14)Winter Springs (14)Cantonment (14)Lake Wales (14)Starke (14)Malabar (14)Lynn Haven (14)Miramar Beach (14)Navarre (14)Ruskin (14)Chattahoochee (13)Lauderhill (13)North Palm Beach (13)Summerfield (13)Chiefland (13)North Fort Myers (13)South Pasadena (12)Parrish (12)Santa Rosa Beach (12)Quincy (12)Hialeah Gardens (11)Blountstown (11)Cocoa (11)Weeki Wachee (11)Jensen Beach (11)Callahan (10)Lake Butler (10)Wauchula (10)Marathon (10)Holiday (10)Clewiston (10)Alachua (10)Seffner (10)Williston (10)Homosassa (9)West Melbourne (9)Labelle (9)Viera (9)Madison (9)Tavernier (9)Bonifay (9)Dunnellon (8)Destin (8)Lithia (8)Keystone Heights (8)Pinecrest (8)Green Cove Springs (8)Port St Joe (8)Crawfordville (8)Miami Shores (8)Immokalee (8)Beverly Hills (8)Yulee (7)Edgewater (7)Trenton (7)Juno Beach (7)Sumterville (7)Deltona (7)Belleview (7)Lake Placid (7)West Miami (7)Citrus Springs (7)Apollo Beach (6)Ponte Vedra (6)Palmetto (6)Cooper City (6)Wilton Manors (6)Satellite Beach (6)Port St John (6)Parkland (6)Key Biscayne (6)Tequesta (6)Umatilla (6)Archer (5)Mulberry (5)Bunnell (5)Branford (5)Hilliard (5)Florida City (5)Patrick AFB (5)Debary (5)Indialantic (5)Coconut Grove (5)Madeira Beach (5)Grandin (5)Virginia Gardens (5)Indiantown (5)Opa Locka (5)Kenneth City (4)Key Largo (4)Pinellas (4)Saint Johns (4)Dundee (4)Dania Beach (4)Auburndale (4)Marco Island (4)Frostproof (4)Cross City (4)Indian Harbour Beach (4)Lake Park (4)Ellenton (4)Howey In the Hills (4)Lighthouse Point (4)Fern Park (4)Fellsmere (4)Graceville (3)High Springs (3)Century (3)Belleair (3)Hernando (3)Naranja (3)Hobe Sound (3)Bell (3)Jasper (3)Melrose (3)Mayo (3)Mary Esther (3)N Miami Beach (3)Deerfield Bch (3)Palm Beach (3)Sweetwater (3)Brooker (3)Pahokee (3)Wewahitchka (3)Wildwood (3)Moore Haven (3)Crescent City (3)Newberry (3)Dover (3)Apalachicola (3)Altoona (3)Hurlburt Field (3)Oxford (3)South Daytona (3)

Learn more about Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a healthcare provider who practices a mix of nursing and medicine, often in collaboration with a doctor. An NP is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education, training and skills in preventive, diagnostic and treatment services. While NPs can work in any area of medicine, they often work in pediatrics, geriatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine.

NPs practice in different ways in different states, settings and specialties. They work in doctor’s offices, schools, clinics, hospitals, and community health settings. Some NPs run their own private practices, but many work as part of a group practice or a hospital or clinic healthcare team. Like all healthcare providers, NPs consult with doctors and other providers as appropriate.

In general, an NP:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about wellness and disease prevention

  • Provides routine and preventive healthcare services including immunizations, sports and school physicals, pelvic exams, birth control counseling, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute diseases and conditions including infections and injuries

  • Screens, treats and monitors a range of chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, and depression

  • Screens for cancer including Pap tests and skin and thyroid exams

  • Performs minor procedures including removing foreign objects and stitching cuts

  • Works closely with doctors and other healthcare providers to ensure patients receive optimal, seamless healthcare

NPs may also be known by the following names: nurse practitioner-certified (NP-C) and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

There are 20969 specialists practicing Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in Florida with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 195 hospitals in Florida with affiliated Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) specialists, including Tampa General Hospital, Memorial Hospital Jacksonville and Gulf Coast Medical Center.