Online DNP-FNPCareers

What can you do with an Online Doctor of Nursing Practice?

Fast Track Your Future in Nursing Leadership.

Demand for DNP-prepared nurses with the expertise to tackle today’s critical and emerging health care needs is skyrocketing. Prepare to lead at the highest clinical and administrative levels as a graduate of one of Bradley’s online DNP programs.

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What advancement opportunities can you expect?

As health care becomes more complex, a DNP can distinguish you in the field as a highly skilled nurse able to tackle new technologies and transform health care. By pursuing a DNP from a top-tier university like Bradley, you will be in a position to contribute to meaningful reform. This experience can prepare you for leadership roles that require doctorate-level nursing knowledge. With a DNP you can:

  • Prepare for advanced roles as a leader in health care administration, education or policy
  • Serve as an advocate and mentor for other nurses
  • Work as an educator to teach the nurses of tomorrow
  • Fill a void in health care for doctorate-prepared nurse leaders to help advance nursing as a profession

What job titles can you hold?

  • Primary care nurse practitioner
  • Acute care nurse practitioner
  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse manager
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse researcher
  • Healthcare director
  • Nursing professor

Where can you work?

  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Primary care private practices
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Home health care agencies
  • Academic institutions

Let’s take an in-depth look at a few of your career options:

Primary Care Mid-level Provider*

Median Salary: $90,456

Family nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice nurses who perform many of the same functions as physicians. These practitioners are able to treat, diagnose, prescribe medicines, and serve as primary care providers (PCPs) for some insurance companies. Family nurse practitioners work with patients of all ages, from young children to older adults.

Acute Care Mid-level Provider*

Median Salary: $98,031

Acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) administer acute care medicine, treatments, and assess patient needs by regularly checking vital signs and managing other symptoms that could indicate changes in the patient’s condition. They often interact with patients and families to explain processes and treatments to ensure all parties understand goals and patient outcomes.

Chief Nursing Officer*

Median Salary: $125,857

Chief nursing officers (CNOs) direct nursing services at a healthcare facility, monitor the quality of service, and supervise nursing managers. They follow strict safety policies to ensure adequate patient care and collaborate with hospital leadership to design innovative patient care strategies.

Nursing Director*

Median Salary: $83,151

Directors of nurses oversee groups of nurses in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and other medical institutions. These directors are responsible for ensuring that all administered care adheres to all laws and regulations and is provided in a caring and professional manner.