Careers and Outcomes

A recent publication by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing indicated that 92% of master’s entry students had secured jobs within four to six months after the completion of their programs.

The U.S. Department of Labor states that employment for nurses is expected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030. About 194,500 openings for registered nurses are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Upon completing the nursing master’s entry program and after passing the appropriate licensure and certificate exams, your degree will provide you with the opportunity to begin employment as a registered nurse and/or clinical nurse leader. Job opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working in hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Community settings

Read more about what the Bureau of Labor Statistics says about the demand for registered nurses.

Where Our Students Are Working

  • AMITA Health – AdventHealth Hinsdale and AdventHealth LaGrange
  • Child and Adolescent Health Associates
  • DuPage Health Department
  • Edward-Elmhurst Health, Elmhurst Hospital – Main Campus
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, formerly known as Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
  • U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

Laura E. Minarich, DNP, CNL, FNP-C

Assistant Professor, Nursing and Health Sciences; Program Director, Master's Entry in Nursing Practice
Department of Nursing and Public Health

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