NP Specializations

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Explore Maryville’s online nurse practitioner program specializations

Many nurse practitioners focus on developing advanced knowledge in an area of interest. These specializations can open doors to new career paths.

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Why specializing as a nurse practitioner can lead to promising career prospects

Elevating your expertise as a nurse practitioner (NP) can increase your autonomy, scope of responsibilities, and earning potential.

Consider: the median salary for NPs is 148% more than the median pay for registered nurses.*

Not only can a nursing concentration equip you with a diverse skill set and targeted expertise, it can also boost your competitive advantage in the marketplace. Nursing is positioned to be the fourth fastest-growing occupation in the next decade — with a projected growth rate of 52%.* You can earn the specialized knowledge that can help prepare you to become a leader in this critical and rapidly expanding field.

*According to data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020-2030



  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, “Nursing Career Facts”
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Fastest Growing Occupations”
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Nurse Practitioners”
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Registered Nurses”

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