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MSN Master of Science in Nursing General Nursing specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online MSN General Nursing specialization often seek roles as nurse educators, diabetes specialists, gerontological nurses, or nurse executives in a variety of health care delivery settings.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Collaborative medical practice
  • Community health agency
  • Community or technical college
  • Home health care agency
  • Hospital
  • Hospital-based school of nursing
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Long-term care facility
  • Medical center
  • Outpatient clinic

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Claims investigator
  • Clinical gerontology consultant
  • Clinical research consultant
  • Diabetes nurse clinician
  • Director of long-term care
  • Director of nursing
  • Director of wellness program
  • Emergency department director
  • Head nurse
  • Nurse clinician
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse manager/administrator
  • Nurse specialist
  • Nursing instructor
  • Patient educator
  • Staff educator

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Public Service Leadership Master's Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Public Service Leadership masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Master's degree graduates from Capella's School of Public Service leadership report satisfaction with their tasks and responsibilities. The majority (70%) of graduates are employed in healthcare, non-profit, social/community services, P-12, or government/public sector settings.

Satisfaction with Capella Public Service Leadership Master's Guide


Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many of our Public Service Leadership master's degree alumni report receiving a salary increase or assuming a leadership role.

Improvement in Skills &Abilities Public Service Leadership Master's Graduates


Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.