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DNP Career Information

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for Shepherd DNP graduates will build upon the excellent outcomes of our large undergraduate BSN program.   The most recent submission of annual data to CCNE indicates that the employment rate for Shepherd nursing graduates continues to exceed expected outcomes:

Semester Expected Outcome Employment Rate
May 2018 90% 100%
May 2019 90% 100%
May 2020 90% 100%

DNP career options are prolific and diverse and are largely dependent upon each individual’s academic background, skills and interest. A DNP graduate is prepared to practice in inpatient and outpatient settings with a variety of populations. The DNP graduate can serve in leadership positions, clinical care delivery, patient outcome and direct practice.  DNP graduates will be experts in managing the complex issues of quality of care, access and fiscal responsibilities. Career possibilities include:

Below are some helpful links regarding the DNP and career planning:

AACN DNP Fact Sheet

Why get a DNP?

DNP Career Paths

DNP Jobs and Careers