Total program credits needed for graduation: 52
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
13 Required Courses, 52 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*||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|
Learners must register for DNP9971 a minimum of four times to
fulfill their program requirements.
|DNP9971*||Doctoral Capstone: Paper||4 quarter credits|
Minimum of 1,000 supervised 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 a systems level change within a site/organization. Hours logged in the practice immersion will be time spent under the guidance of an approved preceptor at your chosen site. You’ll work to meet the goals and objectives you’ve developed in order to complete your doctoral capstone.
DNP Total 52 credits
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
This program does not prepare graduates for licensure as an RN or APRN.
† The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
‡ Learners are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food, and other expenses associated with this course.
Learners enrolled in the DNP degree program are required to maintain a current, unrestricted RN license throughout their program.
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.