DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice Doctor of Nursing Practice
Prepare yourself to be a leader in the field of nursing by earning an online Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). Because a DNP focuses on practical contributions to the nursing field, it can be completed more quickly than a research-focused PhD. Unlike many DNP programs, Capella's CCNE-accredited* DNP is all online and focuses on administrative, organizational, and systems leadership competencies to prepare you for a variety of nursing leadership positions. Topics covered in this program include leadership and ethics, health care management, policy and advocacy, health care information systems, and health promotion and disease prevention for global populations. Capella's curriculum also incorporates The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
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*The DNP degree program at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
With your Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Capella you'll have the ability to employ a science-based theoretical foundation to develop and evaluate new practices and approaches to health care delivery, lead planning and implementation of health care technologies, as well as develop, implement, and advocate for health care policy that meets the needs of specific populations. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
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Common jobs with an online Doctorate in Nursing Practice include nursing administrator, education consultant, chief nursing officer, health care director, lobbyist or legislative consultant, or nursing professor. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, land-based or online university, hospital-based school of nursing, government agency or self employment.