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Between 2019 and 2029, the number of nurse practitioner jobs is projected to increase by 45%. In addition to more job opportunities, NPs can also prepare for higher earnings. The average nurse practitioner earned $111,680 in 2020.*

More than 89% of licensed NPs are certified in at least one area of primary care (American Association of Nurse Practitioners). While we face evolving challenges to our health care system due to the recent pandemic and as patient populations swell, so does the need for more licensed nurse practitioners. MSN-credentialed nurses are able to prepare to emerge as NPs through programs that can be completed in less time, such as the online Post-Master’s Certificate at Regis College. These nursing leaders are gaining greater control in their practice as full prescriptive authority expands across the nation, are positioned for high-level positions, and specialize in areas that allow them to work with a variety of unique patient populations.

As a Nurse Practitioner, You May Have Career Opportunities Such As:

Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Median wage: $111,660**

As a PMHNP, you’ll intersect with the roles of psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists, providing patient care to those with mental and psychiatric health issues, as well as substance abuse issues. PMHNPs also work with the families of their patients and educate communities to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health.

Employers often include:

  • Mental health clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Rehab facilities

Adult Gerontology – Primary Care NP

Median Wage: $90,840**

Provide primary care to adults, including geriatric patients, to help them manage and overcome various conditions and illnesses. With a focus on patient wellness and promoting healthy choices, primary care AGNPs (AGACNP) may also manage transitions between care settings and often provide caregiver education and evaluation. They often work in long-term care settings and clinics throughout the community or may have their own private practice.

Employers often include:

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Hospices
  • Primary care practices

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Median wage: $91,385**

Provide specialized primary care to newborns, infants, toddlers, adolescents, and young adults. PNPs diagnose illnesses, prescribe medication, and perform annual checkups, in addition to ordering patient testing, and consulting with clients and their family members.

Employers often include:

  • Pediatric offices
  • Specialty clinics
  • School-based health centers

Family Nurse Practitioner

Median wage: $93,463**

Deliver comprehensive health care to women throughout their lifespan in areas pertaining to women’s health care needs, including obstetrics, gynecology, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, infertility, and maternal/fetal medicine. WHNPs screen women for health concerns such as STIs, cancers, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and domestic abuse. They also educate women of all ages on wellness and nutrition topics.

Employers often include:

  • OB-GYN clinics
  • Family planning clinics
  • Women’s prisons

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Median wage: $93,463**

Deliver comprehensive health care to women throughout their lifespan in areas pertaining to women’s health care needs, including obstetrics, gynecology, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, infertility, and maternal/fetal medicine. WHNPs screen women for health concerns such as STIs, cancers, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and domestic abuse. They also educate women of all ages on wellness and nutrition topics.

Employers often include:

  • OB-GYN clinics
  • Family planning clinics
  • Women’s prisons

*BLS.gov
**Payscale.com

Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing 2008-2020

Among The Princeton Review’s
“Best Regional Colleges”