Capella’s online DNP strengthens your leadership abilities and provides you with the insight to influence innovation and change in system practices. This individual program, which is CCNE-accredited program, was created for students who do not hold an MSN. You’ll take foundational courses to transition into the DNP program, as you discover how to positively impact the quality of patient care and services. You'll learn how to lead and manage others with positivity, as well. Courses that you may encounter as an online DNP student at Capella include:
- 21st-Century Health Care Improvement
- Executive Leadership in Contemporary Nursing
- Evaluation and Interpretation of Data in Health Care
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Criminal Background Check
- This program requires 1,000 hours of practice immersion, to be completed at an approved site of the student's choosing.
The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).