I completed my DNP while working full time as a hospitalist. In fact, I passed boards and signed my current position's contract the same month I started my DNP.
Three years and a few months later, I am still a hospitalist, and I have a terminal degree. For me, it was a personal goal, but I also hope it makes me more marketable.
Plus, opportunities I hadn't considered are potentially on my radar, and I look forward to what the future brings.