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Capella University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)2019-07-26T18:10:22+00:00

Capella University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

From Capella University:

“Capella’s CCNE-accredited, online DNP program is designed for MSN-educated nurses who wish to enhance their administrative, organizational, and systems leadership skills while striving to transform patient care. You can help lead change through effective health care delivery; patient advocacy; and health care policy development, implementation, and reform. You’ll gain the leadership skills to create health care delivery models that focus on quality improvement, and use a science-based, theoretical foundation to develop and evaluate new practices and approaches to health care delivery. You’ll 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.”

At a Glance

Total credit hours 52
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The DNP degree program at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive
  • Four (4) capstone courses with practicum
  • Minimum of 1,000 supervised practicum hours. In addition to your online courses, you will complete a hands-on practicum, which will be directed at a project focused on a systems level change within a site/organization. Hours logged in the practicum 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.
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Admission requirements According to Capella University, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree in nursing from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
  • Official master’s transcripts, minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee is required to initiate an application for admission and must be paid as part of the application process. The fee covers the cost of transcript requests, transcript evaluation and other administrative costs.
  • RN license verification and work experience acknowledgement form that verifies current, unrestricted RN license (or its equivalent) to practice in the United States and one year of licensed RN work experience or current employment as an RN.
  • PRE and GMAT are not required for admission.