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Total program credits needed for graduation: 68

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

To learn more, call 877.291.9270, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

Seventeen Required Courses, 68 quarter credits

MSN6000*
Orientation to Graduate Nursing Study (4 quarter credits)
MSN6013*
Principles of Advanced Nursing Practice (4 quarter credits)
MSN6014*
Advanced Leadership for Contemporary Nursing (4 quarter credits)
MSN6038*
Evidence-Based Practice and Technology for Nursing (4 quarter credits)
NHS8002
Collaboration, Communication, and Case Analysis for Doctoral Learners (4 quarter credits)
DNP8010
Management in Advanced Contemporary Nursing (4 quarter credits)
DNP8012
Nursing Technology and Health Care Information Systems (4 quarter credits)
DNP8014*
Global Population Health (4 quarter credits)
NHS8040*
21st-Century Health Care Leadership (4 quarter credits
NHS8050*
Preparing for the Professional Doctorate in Nursing and Health Sciences (4 quarter credits)
NHS8060*
Scholarship in Nursing and Health Sciences (4 quarter credits)
NHS8070*
Program Evaluation in Nursing and Health Sciences (4 quarter credits)
NHS8700*
Keystone: Determining Readiness for the Professional Doctorate (4 quarter credits)

Capstone Courses:

Learners must register for DNP9971 a minimum of four times to fulfill their program requirements.

DNP9971*
Doctoral Capstone: Paper (4 quarter credits each)‡

Practice Immersion Requirements

Minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate practice immersion hours.

In addition to your online courses, you will complete a hands-on Practice Immersion, which will be directed at a project focused on systems level change within your site/organization. Hours logged in the Practice Immersion will be time spent under the guidance of an approved preceptor, at your chosen site, meeting the goals and objectives you will develop in order to complete your DNP capstone project.

 

 

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

What Can I Expect?

Most students take one to two 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 877.291.9270, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.