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Capella University offers the only online Master’s in Diabetes Nursing, allowing you to earn your degree on a schedule that fits your life. This online degree provides you with the flexibility you need, while also maximizing the value you bring to patients by developing the advanced skills and knowledge required to lead, consult, and educate in diabetes treatment and prevention.

The Master’s in Diabetes Nursing is part of Capella's CCNE-accredited* MSN program and incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing, as well as the recommended competencies published by The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Additionally, Capella is a proud partner with the American Nurses Association, giving ANA members many great benefits, including a 10% tuition discount on Capella degree programs.

*The MSN degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

Degree Highlights

  • Save Time and Money: There are a multitude of saving options available including employer discounts and military benefits, as well as the flexibility to choose up to 3 courses per quarter.  Calculate your costs and graduation date.
  • Practice Immersion: In addition to your other coursework, the Master’s in Diabetes Nursing program includes a flexible practice immersion, allowing for the immediate applicability of knowledge gained in the classroom.
  • Online Learning: At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your Master’s in Diabetes Nursing degree on a schedule that fits your life. As everything is taught 100% online, you will have 24-hour access to your course room. Take a tour of the Capella University virtual course room.
  • Professionally Aligned: Capella’s competency-based education focuses on outcomes desired by today’s employers. You will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to make change in the lives of your patients.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

Degree outcomes

With your Master in Diabetes Nursing from Capella, you'll have the ability to perform patient assessment and diagnosis, as well as identify desired outcomes based on evidence and patient input. You'll also learn to formulate, implement, and evaluate a plan of care consistent with the evidence, diagnosis, and desired outcomes. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master in Diabetes Nursing include diabetes nurse specialist, nursing faculty, nurse manager, diabetes nurse educator, diabetes nurse clinician, head nurse or wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, pharmaceutical company, land-based or online university or hospital-based school of nursing. Learn more about potential career outcomes

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5955, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.