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Our online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)* program can help you impact evidence-based practices and strengthen your leadership qualities to influence health care systems and improve patient outcomes.
*The DNP is not designed to prepare advanced practice registered nurses for roles as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, or certified nurse anesthetists.
Lead and shape the future of health care.
Our curriculum incorporates the American Association of Colleges Nursing Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.
Throughout your degree program, you’ll participate in a practicum, learning from and working alongside faculty solving real-world challenges for their organizations.
More than 600 organizations including corporations, health care organizations, and community colleges- invest in their employees by partnering with Capella to offer discounted education programs.
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.
Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.
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