Job Outlook

It is anticipated that the demand for the DNP/MPH will grow along with changes in national health care law and health policies. DNP graduates are one of the solutions as the need increases to improve health outcomes and care for people with complex, chronic conditions.

DNP graduates hold the highest nursing practice degree and are equipped to evaluate systems, utilize research, and lead changes in protocol, practice, and health care policies in a range of systems and settings. Graduates of the DNP program are prepared to create and lead new models of care delivery for communities locally, across the nation, and around the world. DNP graduates are currently employed in the state and federal government, private practice, nonprofits, and industry positions. These job placements show the powerful combination of skills and knowledge in public health and nursing.

The dual degree option is an excellent opportunity for you to bridge the knowledge of prevention science, skills, and professional training of these synergistic fields.

“I appreciate that the University of Minnesota recognizes the importance of public health nursing and has provided me the opportunity to bridge the gap between both fields. ”  DNP/MPH alumni 2018

Alumni are employed:

  • Hennepin County Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Health Partners working as a RN in the OB/GYN department with the long term goal of transitioning into a role that works with teen moms/preterm birth prevention program.

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