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Your Career

The Department of Labor states the starting wages for the nurse practitioners range up to $156,160 per year. Industries hiring are physician’s offices, hospitals, outpatient centers, colleges and universities, and other healthcare practices.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has endorsed shifting the minimum education level for advanced nursing practice from a Master of Science in Nursing to a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Doctorate level education is necessary for advanced practice nurses to compete in the job market since the number of nurses holding a DNP is quickly increasing.

Popular Careers in Healthcare Innovation

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    Chief Nursing Officer

    Median Salary: $134,719

    Chief nursing officers (CNOs) are responsible for directing nursing activities according to existing hospital procedures. They follow strict safety policies to ensure adequate patient care and collaborate with hospital leadership to design innovative patient care strategies.

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    Public Health Director

    Median Salary: $79,101

    Public health directors are responsible for leading public health programs for their employer. Tasks performed by these directors include managing a budget, planning programming and services, and ensuring that all programming and services meet constituents’ needs.

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    Long Term Care Nursing Director

    Median Salary: $85,475

    Long term care nursing directors are generally employed by nursing homes and larger facilities, such as CCRCs (continuing care retirement communities). In many cases, the long term care nursing director is second-in-command to the facility administrator, and, as such, assumes all of the administrator’s duties in the event of their absence.

How a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Can Benefit Your Career

The enriched, concise program provides nursing professionals with the expertise needed for professional growth for their current and future careers. Graduates of the DNP will:

  • Integrate theories, research, and experiential knowledge into advanced scientific underpinnings for practice
  • Demonstrate advanced practice organizational and leadership skills for quality improvement and systems thinking
  • Participate in clinical scholarship and Analytical Methods for evidence-based practice within a complex healthcare delivery system

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