The top 100 cited Nurse Practitioner publications: a bibliometric analysis

Natasha Jennings, Kathleen Tori

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Background: Development of the Nurse practitioner role and the specialisation of practice is an increasing focus in healthcare. To date, a bibliometric evaluation of scholarly work referring to Nurse Practitioners, has not been located in the published literature. Objective: With the aim of identifying the top 100 cited articles in the Nurse Practitioner domain, the Scopus™ database was searched for Nurse Practitioner studies during 2007–2021. Using bibliometric analysis we identified prolific authors; annual trend; citation rates; countries of origin; and study design. Results: There were 1768 papers identified across 360 peer reviewed journals in 33 countries. Conclusions: Finding from this analysis provides evidence of an evolving research area of inquiry which contributes to knowledge of the Nurse Practitioner role and scope of practice.

Original languageEnglish
JournalContemporary Nurse
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • bibliometric
  • citation metrics
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • research


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