• Registered nurses (RNs) enjoy a range of career advancement opportunities.* Aside from the different specialties currently available, RNs who seek greater responsibility and more autonomy have the ability to further their career through a variety of means, including studying to become a certified nurse practitioner (NP).

    This infographic explores some of the ways in which RNs can advance their careers and highlights a number of the most popular pathways.

  • Becoming a nurse practitioner
  • *Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Check your state or local licensing agency for more details. 

    Long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. 

    Kaplan University’s programs do not support all of the career outcomes included in the graphic.

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