DNP Career Outlook
As someone with a DNP, a number of job opportunities are available to you. However, the most popular options include:
- Nurse Practitioner, where you will still work directly with patients. Generally, you will be able to prescribe medication as well.
- Clinical Nurse Specialist, where you will provide clinical advice on specific conditions.
- Nurse Anesthetist, where you work side by side with an anesthesiologist during surgical procedures.
- Nurse Midwife, where you will work delivering babies and offering pre and post-natal care.
- Nurse Educator, where you will train future nursing students at university.
Once you hold a DNP degree, you can become employed across the full spectrum of health care organizations, from community health centers to hospitals and from private clinics to universities.
- Obtaining your DNP opens your opportunities for growth. Organizations look to DNP graduates to:
- Manage other nurses and staff
- Leadership roles in providing patient care
- Development of policies and procedures
- Conduct research
- Educate patients and the public on health care issues