Nurse Practitioners in Maryland

Baltimore (1798)Bethesda (276)Frederick (207)Silver Spring (193)Rockville (192)
Annapolis (188)Salisbury (158)Columbia (156)Towson (153)Glen Burnie (132)Hagerstown (130)Bel Air (110)Cumberland (97)Elkridge (71)Easton (67)Lutherville (61)Bowie (54)Gaithersburg (52)Greenbelt (51)Westminster (50)Waldorf (49)Catonsville (45)Takoma Park (44)Laurel (41)Lanham (41)Pasadena (37)Ellicott City (36)Prince Frederick (35)Owings Mills (32)Leonardtown (31)Germantown (30)Randallstown (30)Chevy Chase (29)Olney (29)Elkton (29)Oakland (26)Hyattsville (26)Berlin (26)Arnold (26)Rosedale (25)Crofton (24)Pikesville (23)Clinton (22)Eldersburg (21)Nottingham (21)Cambridge (21)Hanover (20)White Plains (20)La Plata (20)Largo (20)Cheverly (20)Hunt Valley (19)College Park (18)Kensington (18)Upper Marlboro (17)Havre de Grace (17)Denton (17)Oxon Hill (16)Millersville (15)Fort George G Meade (15)Aberdeen (13)Lutherville Timonium (13)Glenn Dale (13)Severna Park (13)Reisterstown (13)Ocean City (12)Brandywine (12)Cockeysville (12)Riverdale (12)Chester (12)Chestertown (11)Dundalk (11)Princess Anne (11)Conowingo (11)Edgewater (11)Parkville (11)Lavale (11)Temple Hills (11)Odenton (10)Berwyn Heights (10)Dunkirk (10)Fulton (10)Timonium (9)Edgewood (9)Perry Point (9)Essex (8)California (8)Frostburg (8)Centreville (8)Queenstown (8)Gambrills (8)Hampstead (8)Potomac (8)Forest Hill (7)Pocomoke City (7)Windsor Mill (7)Solomons (6)Sykesville (6)Jb Andrews (6)Montgomery Village (6)Camp Springs (6)White Marsh (6)Beltsville (6)Belcamp (6)New Market (6)Charlotte Hall (5)Suitland (5)Fort Washington (5)Federalsburg (5)Hollywood (5)Jessup (5)Stevensville (5)Phoenix (5)Boonsboro (5)Mount Airy (5)Landover (4)Perry Hall (4)Middletown (4)Linthicum (4)Linthicum Heights (4)Lexington Park (4)North Bethesda (4)Fort Meade (4)Fallston (4)Davidsonville (4)Crisfield (4)Brunswick (4)Brooklyn (4)Abingdon (3)Hancock (3)Owings (3)Goldsboro (3)Woodsboro (3)New Carrollton (3)District Heights (3)North Potomac (3)Manchester (3)Clarksville (3)Westernport (3)Capitol Heights (3)Wheaton (3)Joppa (3)Snow Hill (3)Andrews Air Force Base (3)Grantsville (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 5884 specialists practicing Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in Maryland with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 41 hospitals in Maryland with affiliated Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) specialists, including Anne Arundel Medical Center, Carroll Hospital Center and Doctors Community Hospital.