Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice is competitive, only a limited number of applicants will be admitted to the program.
Employment for nurses is projected to grow by 15% over the next decade (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
An estimated 31 million new individuals across the nation will need access to primary care. The U.S. Department of Labor projects the employment of nurse practitioners to grow 31 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor).
“Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning healthcare in the United States.”
Source: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, Institute of Medicine, 2010