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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice Doctor of Nursing Practice

Courses

Total program credits needed for graduation: 52

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.877.291.9270 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Field Experience Requirements

Minimum of 1,000 field experience hours

Courses (each course (4 quarter credits), each field experience (1 quarter credit)

All courses taken in the following sequence:

DNP8000
Theoretical Foundations and Applications* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8001
DNP Field Experience 1*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP8002
Contemporary Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8003
DNP Field Experience 2*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP8004
Investigation, Discovery, and Integration* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8005
DNP Field Experience 3*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP8006
Policy and Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Practice* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8007
DNP Field Experience 4*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP8008
Executive Leadership and Ethics in Health Care* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8009
DNP Field Experience 5*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP8010
Management in Advanced Contemporary Nursing* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8011
DNP Field Experience 6*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP8012
Nursing Technology and Health Care Information Systems* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8013
DNP Field Experience 7*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP8014
Global Population Health* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8015
DNP Field Experience 8*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP8016
DNP Capstone 1* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8017
DNP Field Experience 9*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP8018
DNP Capstone 2* (4 quarter credits)
DNP8019
DNP Field Experience 10*† (1 quarter credit)
DNP-R8016
DNP Residential Colloquium*† (2 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

+Learners are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food, and other expenses associated with this course.

The DNP in Nursing Practice specialization requires certain conditions of enrollment that learners must maintain throughout their program, including a current, unrestricted RN license and submitting a background check (fees apply).

North Carolina residents are currently not eligible to enroll in this program.

Maryland residents are not eligible to enroll in this specialization.

Residency Requirement

To support your academic and professional success, residential colloquia provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you must complete one six-day colloquia (DNP-R8016).

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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To learn more, call 1.877.291.9270 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.