Careers and Outcomes

Preparing you for the highest level of nursing degree

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree gives you the training and expertise to provide great service.

Provide exceptional care to patients in an advanced role. Or, spark change and transform systems from the inside.

And that’s just the start.

What can you do with a DNP degree?

A DNP is the highest level of nursing degree you can get.

Our graduates take roles in administration, policy, population health, teaching and family practice.

Specific jobs include:

  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Advanced practice nurse
  • Nurse educator
  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Health care systems leader

Your skills help you address the health disparities for at-risk and rural populations.

If you want to provide primary care in a greater role, the BSN to DNP option is for you.

If you want to work more behind the scenes in policy and management, go for the Post-Master's DNP option.

How much can you make with a DNP degree?

You’re set up for high-paying roles within an in-demand field.

  • Post-master's DNP option: $100,000-125,000.
  • BSN to DNP/Family nurse practitioner option: $97,000-100,000.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Salaries may vary depending on where you live and work.

Where you can work

Typically, you’ll work in community and acute health care settings.

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Clinics

You can work outside of clinical care, too, in the public or private sector. 

  • Education/research
  • Government
  • Health care organizations
  • Management/consulting/policy

Certification: Another asset for your career

Want to become a certified family nurse practitioner? In the BSN to DNP option, you're prepared and eligible to take the national certification exam.