If you’re a nurse looking to further your education, the possibilities are endless. And, while it’s always better to have your options, the task of figuring out which path is best suited for you can be daunting. Factors such as salary, time, and possible careers can mean entirely different things to different people.

This infographic from Maryville University’s Online Nursing Programs, breaks down two possible routes in nursing education: becoming a nurse practitioner or a doctor of nursing practice. If you had to choose, which one would you go for?

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