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Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Collaborate with other health care professionals in this online Doctor of Nursing Practice program as you transform practice and help improve systems outcomes.

Why Choose Capella?

Lead and shape the future of health care. Capella offers three online Doctor of Nursing Practice pathways: DNP, BSN-to-DNP, and the DNP preparatory program.

Integrated AACN Standards

Our curriculum incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.

Combined Capstone & Practicum

Our integrated approach allows you to work with inspiring mentors within an organization to solve real-world challenges.

Interprofessional Education

Share courses with other health care professionals to learn about, from, and with others in the industry.

Expert Advisory Board

Capella’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board ensures your curriculum is developed with the insight and support of industry leaders.

Program Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella Degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet or exceed standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

Nursing Practice Immersion: What to Expect

Capella's MSN and DNP programs include an intensive practice immersion requirement. Learn why it’s important.

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Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.