Careers and Outcomes

Raise your potential with an MSN

Better job options. Higher pay. A need for your services.

With a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, you’re set up for a more rewarding career in health care.

What can you do with a master’s degree in nursing?

Your options may depend on the area you pursue.

While in our program, you’ll have clinical experiences that prepare you for real world practice in the area you choose.

Family nurse practitioner: Serve in acute and primary care

As an FNP, you can help patients of all ages with health care services.

You can work with older (adult/geriatric) or younger (pediatric) patients.

Your hands-on job duties may have you:

  • Conduct physical exams
  • Provide screening services
  • Perform and order diagnostic tests
  • Give medicines and treatments
  • Consult with doctors and other health care professionals

The job market for FNPs continues to grow.

Nurse educator: Teach and train nurses

Want to impact the future of nursing?

As a nurse educator, you design, evaluate and teach a nursing curriculum.

Guide future nurses, current nurses and your community.

You can teach, educate and train in settings like:

  • Classrooms
  • Education (college)
  • Hospitals
  • Health care clinics and organizations
  • Communities

 Nurse educators can also find work in advisement, research and management roles.

Population health leadership: Transform your community

If you like to direct and lead, population health leadership (PHL) is for you.

Design, plan and run programs that meet population health needs. Lead people and groups toward healthy lifestyles and health care equality.

You can work at places like:

  • Government (public health)
  • Hospitals
  • Private-sector health care companies and organizations

Apply your nursing expertise to leadership and administrative roles. Be a leader in population-based health.

Don’t want to enter the workforce just yet? PHL is also a great option if you’re working toward a doctorate degree.

How much can you make?

RNs with a master’s degree make significantly more than RNs with a bachelor’s degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average pay was about $115,000 in 2019.

Pay can vary by geographical and job type.

Jobs for master’s-level nurses are expected to grow 45% over the next 10 years.