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Why NMC's Online Doctorate Has No Dissertation

Posted on Fri, Feb 07, 2020

One of the most common questions about the doctoral programs at Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) relates to the scholarly doctoral capstone project. Many students are not familiar with a doctoral capstone and how it differs from the more traditional doctoral dissertation.

The answer is the type of research being conducted.

While a dissertation is original research with a goal to generate new knowledge, the doctoral capstone is translational research which ‘translates’ the research into practice through quality improvement or evidence based practiced initiatives.

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Topics: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education

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