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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People interested in an online MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration Specialization include nurses pursuing nurse executive roles in a variety of health care delivery settings.

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
  • Director of long-term care
  • Director of nursing
  • Director of wellness program
  • Emergency department director
  • Head nurse
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse manager/administrator

*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.

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

Nursing Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all Nursing programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Career growth potential 45%Promotional opportunities 41%Salary and benefits 41%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

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%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.