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Investigate a real organizational issue and collaborate with an
interprofessional team to find an evidence-based solution.
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
Our distinguished DNP faculty are industry leaders, bringing
real-world relevance into the courseroom to enrich your education, and
These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.
Doctoral programs are specific and challenging. That’s why you’ll have access to expert support at every step along the road to your degree.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a mentor who can support and assist you along the way.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and
faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the
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Our online DNP preparatory pathway program can help you increase your mastery in assessing and applying theory, building therapeutic relationships, designing and implementing therapeutic interventions, and leading and managing in the health care environment.
Advanced Leadership for Contemporary Nursing
Learners in this course explore the leadership skills necessary for
today’s nursing leaders. Learners develop and demonstrate the ethical,
legal, and critical decision-making skills needed to support
organizational and systems change and to promote critical high-quality
safe care for the people they serve. Other leadership skills include
addressing the needs of diverse populations, providing quality
improvement and resource management, bolstering team and
interprofessional relationship building, and participating in
strategic planning. Throughout the course, learners also evaluate the
leadership styles vital to effecting and sustaining change in today’s
health care system.
Only learners with an RN license can register for this
course. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration
|4 quarter credits|
Nursing Technology and Health Care Information Systems
Learners in this course apply information technology and research
methods used within the health care environment. In particular,
learners evaluate the use of technology in health care information
systems for the purposes of monitoring outcomes of care and assessing
|4 quarter credits|
Global Population Health
In this course, learners analyze epidemiological, biostatistical,
occupational, and environmental data and use it to develop, implement,
and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention efforts in global
populations. Throughout the course, learners focus on preparing
themselves to lead the development and implementation of
institutional, local, state, national, or international health care
Prerequisite(s): DNP8010. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Evaluation and Interpretation of Data in Health Care
In this course, learners explore underlying concepts and reasoning
related to the collection and evaluation of qualitative and
quantitative data in health care research. Learners apply appropriate
statistical techniques and practice interpreting frequently
encountered statistical outcomes. In addition, learners assess the
quality of statistical and qualitative research methods reported in
peer-reviewed health care literature.
Prerequisite(s): NHS8060. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
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Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a DNP.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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