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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

This online BSN-to-DNP program is a strong choice for 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.

†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.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 87%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 100%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 93%


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.


Made a significant contribution to my profession 75%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 63%Assumed leadership responsibilities 81%Received a salary increase 69%Received a promotion 63%


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.