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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

This online DNP program is a strong choice for advanced practice nurses who want to move into leadership positions, nurse administrators who want to expand their leadership responsibilities, or nurse leaders who want to design and implement health care delivery programs.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Community health agency
  • Community mental health agency
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Home health care service
  • Hospital
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Medical clinic
  • Nursing care facility
  • School system (K–12)
  • Self employment
  • Social service agency

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Education consultant
  • Health care director
  • Health care systems coordinator
  • Lobbyist or legislative consultant
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing administrator
  • Nursing director
  • Nursing instructor
  • Nursing operations director
  • Nursing professor
  • School system administrator (health services)
  • Trainer

*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.