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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online MSN Gerontology Nursing specialization often seek roles as gerontology nurses, nurse managers and nurse directors in nonprofit or for-profit health care organizations, long-term care facilities, community or government agencies, community colleges, or universities.

Potential Employment Settings

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

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Clinical gerontology consultant
  • Director of nursing
  • Director of long-term care
  • Director of wellness program
  • Nurse clinician
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse manager
  • Patient 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.

Career growth potential 45% Promotional opportunities 41% Salary and benefits 41% Tasks and responsibilites 65%

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.

Advanced in career or profession 25% Successfully changed careers 14% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 6% Assumed a leadership role 24% Received a promotion 15% Received a salary increase 26% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 26% Received award 2% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 6% Conducted a research project 9% Served as a professional consultant 10%

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.