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Careers for Doctor of Nurse Practice in Adult Gerontology Primary Care DNP Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Acute care practitioner
  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Nurse researcher
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioner

Job outlook data

Nurse practitioners held around 127,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of nurse practitioners is projected to grow 35 percent from 2014 to 2024. According to the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2013 Salary and Compensation Study for Nurse Leaders, nurse leaders with a doctorate are more likely to earn top salaries.

As the demand for healthcare services increases in connection with an aging population, nurses will be needed to care for older patients, particularly those with chronic conditions like arthritis, dementia, diabetes and obesity.

Growth is also expected in facilities that provide long-term rehabilitation for stroke and head injury patients, as well as in facilities that treat people with Alzheimer’s disease. Because many older people prefer to be treated at home or in residential care facilities, nurses will be required to provide care in those settings.

Where can I work with this major?

Employers of DNP degree holders include:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Offices of physicians
  • Home healthcare services
  • Government


» Get information about Adelphi’s Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, Loyola University New Orleans, Career Outlooks for Nurse Practitioners.

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