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Career Opportunities for Master of Science in Nursing Graduates

Whether your goal is to provide advanced primary care or acute care, specialize in an area such as the treatment of mental health issues, or transition to an educator or managerial role, your MSN degree can open many doors.

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Adult-Gerontology Nurse 

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Nurse Educator Careers

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Forensic Nursing Careers

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Family Nurse Practitioner Career Paths

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Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Careers

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Additional Career Resources for MSN Graduates

Below you can find additional resources and articles about career options and opportunities for MSN graduates.

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MSN Career Options for Nursing Graduates

Increased spending and expanded care have led to a growing breadth of opportunity for nurses to take advantage of, as MSN careers become more specialized and numerous.


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An adult-gerontology nurse practitioner talks with a patient in a hospital bed.

Careers in Care: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

While the number of people ages 65 and older who require geriatric care continues to increase, only about 6,000 specialist physicians are certified in gerontology.

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What Nurse Practitioner Specialties Can You Pursue?

Those who specialize in a specific element of nursing not only get to work in a space that they prefer, they typically earn more pay due to their leadership capabilities and better training.

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Working as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Working as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner means helping a largely underserved population and meeting the rising demand for quality mental health services nationwide.

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What Does a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Do?

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) work with primary care and specialty providers to provide holistic treatment for patients with psychiatric disorders.

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What Does a Forensic Nurse Do?

Forensic nursing is a rewarding career path for nurse professionals motivated to help victims of violent crime while assisting in bringing criminals to justice.


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