Earning an MSN can open several doors to take your nursing career to the next level.
You might choose to become a nurse practitioner. There are many types of nurse practitioners with unique specialties you can consider pursuing. Herzing University offers multiple concentrations for current RNs seeking the next step up to nurse practitioner:
- Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) programs. Specialize in critical and acute care as an acute nurse practitioner focusing on the adult patient population.
- Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP/AGNP) programs. Provide care for the adult population (adolescent through geriatric) in a primary care role.
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs. Specialize in family practice and build a deep foundational understanding of patient care across the lifespan.
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) programs. Focus your study in psychiatric care and develop the skills necessary to deliver holistic care to patients with mental illnesses and disorders.
Career opportunities in nursing also exist in nursing leadership, administration and education. By earning an MSN in Nursing Education you may qualify to teach nursing in clinical and/or academic settings. An MSN in Nursing Leadership and Administration helps you develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a decision maker, potentially qualifying for roles as a manager, director or executive.
There are many paths to reaching upper-level roles in nursing, and we exist to help you become qualified for them.