Hello and welcome. Congratulations on looking into the next step in your career.
I hope you find this video helpful in informing your decision. I'm Christine Colella, professor and
executive director of the graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.
Advanced-practice nurses, they're registered nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing
or a Doctor of Nursing Practice. They are in demand. According to the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, the demand for advanced- practice nurses is expected to grow by 28%
between 2018 and 2028, much faster than any other job category. Becoming an advanced-practice nurse
allows you more autonomy, accountability and responsibility in taking care of your patients.
Among other things, advanced-practice nurses diagnose. We treat, we manage acute and
chronic illness. We also focus on health promotion, education, risk reduction, disease prevention and
health counseling to guide our patients into making better health and lifestyle choices. Still
the best thing about being an advanced-practice nurse is that you are a nurse first. And we
build on that education and experience to pursue new opportunities. At UC, you will be taught by
fabulous faculty who are practicing NPs. They're up to date clinically, out every week doing what
you want to do and ready to prepare you to be a successful advanced-practice nurse. I, myself, am a
practicing adult nurse practitioner. I work twice a week at a federally qualified health center
delivering primary care. Our faculty are also doctorally prepared. They either hold a DNP or
a PhD. This means that they know what it is to receive the education that you're pursuing and
having this type of support is wonderful. Our graduate programs are consistently ranked as
top 10 nationally. We've been able to grow all our programs while maintaining the quality education
that we offer. We are pioneers in online learning and in the use of technology in simulation in
innovative ways. Where's your passion? Who is the population you want to take care of and in
what setting do you want to work? There are so many opportunities. Nursing has the potential of leading
the transformation of health care and we prepare our students to find their own fulfillment as they
work to improve people's lives and provide quality and safe care to all. UC Nurses. We See Leaders.