Careers with a BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an astounding 45% employment growth rate between 2019 and 2029 for nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives. As of 2021, the median salary for the DNP-prepared nurse was $103,662.*

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for a doctoral level (DNP) education to become the requirement for advanced practice nursing. Similarly, the Future of Nursing report issued by the Institute of Nursing has called for nurses to take on greater responsibility to handle the growing number of patients requiring care as populations age and we navigate the challenges brought forth throughout the recent pandemic. The online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Regis College can help put you at the forefront of health care, prepared to take on high-level positions and help meet the rising demand.

As a DNP-credentialed Nurse, 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 (AGPCNP) may also manage transitions between care settings and often provide caregiver education and evaluation.

Employers often include:

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

Adult Gerontology – Acute Care NP

Median wage: $96,063*

Diagnose and treat medical conditions in adults and gerontology patients who have critical illnesses, physiological instability, dependency on technology, or a vulnerability to complications, in collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team in an acute care setting.

Employers often include:

  • Emergency rooms
  • Intensive care
  • Trauma or acute care units

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 requisitioning 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: $96,281*

Provide care to patients of all life stages in collaboration with health care teams and develop relationships with entire family units. FNPs conduct health assessments and tests, and provide preventive care, disease management, treatment of chronic and acute illnesses, and may even prescribe medication.

Employers often include:

  • Physician’s offices
  • Hospitals
  • Community health centers

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.

Employers often include:

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


5 Reasons to Earn Your Online DNP


You want to teach the next generation of nurses


You have a passion for top-notch clinical care


You want to move the profession forward


You want to improve health care


Great ROI—the average salary for a DNP graduate is $103,662.*


Nurse practitioners rank #5 in the 100 Best Jobs by U.S. News & World Report.

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”