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Earning your RN to MSN online from Capella opens up a world of possibilities. Chief among them is that upon graduation your new degree will make you more marketable and more qualified for higher-paying, in-demand, leadership positions.

This streamlined specialization is part of Capella's CCNE-Accredited* MSN program and transforms your RN license — and your previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work — into an accelerated pathway to your online Master's in General Nursing.

Getting your RN to MSN online from Capella also offers the flexibility to choose your emphasis — any pairing of diabetes nursing, nurse educator, and nursing leadership and administration.

This is your chance to grow your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. Explore current theory, new research, and evidence-based nursing practices in a program that incorporates the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing, and includes a hands-on Practice Immersion.

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

*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 Outcomes

With your Master's in General Nursing from Capella, you'll have the ability to assimilate health care research, concepts of management and leadership as well as advanced knowledge, technology, and theories in evidence-based nursing practice. You will also be equipped to integrate healthcare policies and regulations and apply professional ethics and legal standards in professional nursing practice. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in General Nursing include: nurse specialist, nurse manager, nurse educator, nursing faculty, chief nursing officer, clinical research consultant, and wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, land-based or online university, and hospital-based school of nursing.

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.

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.