Total program credits needed for graduation: 76
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week
break between each quarter.
42 course quarter credits
|NHS8002||Collaboration, Communication, and Case Analysis for Doctoral Learners||4 quarter credits|
|DHA8004||Innovative Business Practices in Health Care||6 quarter credits|
|DHA8007||Strategic Financial Management in Health Care||6 quarter credits|
|DHA8008||Health Care Policy Processes||6 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*||Scholarly Methods in Nursing and Health Sciences||4 quarter credits|
|NHS8070*||Evaluation and Interpretation of Data in Health Care||4 quarter credits|
|NHS8700*||Keystone: Determining Readiness for the Professional Doctorate||4 quarter credits|
18 course quarter credits
|DHA8032||Strategic Vision and Planning in Health Care||6 quarter credits|
|DHA8034||Evidence-Based Leadership in Health Care||6 quarter credits|
|DHA8036||Health Care Leadership Excellence in a Consumer-Driven Market||6 quarter credits|
16 course quarter credits
Learners must register for DHA9971 a minimum of four times to
fulfill their program requirements. By completing 100 hours of
practicum as a part of your capstone, you are able to solve a
real-life organizational issue, giving you real-world experience
|DHA9971*||Doctoral Capstone||4 quarter credits each†|
*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.
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
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.
Learn more about online learning at Capella.
Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.
Capella’s International Experience takes your curriculum far beyond what you can experience with research alone. Students who join one of the annual trips gain an international perspective on global operations, supply chain management, and other key aspects of current business practices around the world.
During this one-week trip, you will have the opportunity to:
Participants are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food and other associated expenses.
Call 866.933.5840 to speak with a Capella Counselor to learn more about the International Experience.
"Traveling to Chile was life-changing—the business, economic,
societal, and global knowledge I gained was extraordinary. Before,
during, and after each business visit we spent time conversing with
faculty about each business, the industry, governmental policy
impacts, and their financial status. I would recommend the
International Experience to everyone. The investment you make in
yourself as a professional is second to none."
– Tina Thompson, 2014 International Experience participant