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Part of Capella's CCNE-accredited* MSN program, this streamlined online specialization can enable you to make a bigger difference for aging patients, make a positive change in your career — and make the most of your educational investment by proceeding straight to your MSN. With your RN license and previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work, you have an accelerated pathway toward your online Master in Gerontology Nursing. Expand your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion and technology integration. Then explore advanced theories, research, and evidence-based practices of caring for the aging client in various settings. The curriculum incorporates both the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

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.

*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 in Gerontology Nursing from Capella, you'll be prepared apply theoretical, experiential and systemic knowledge of the physical and psychological aspects of aging to nursing practice. You'll also be able to translate knowledge of laws, ethics and social implications to evidence-based practice and care of the aging population. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master in Gerontology Nursing include chief nursing officer, clinical gerontology consultant, director of nursing, nurse clinician, nurse educator, nurse manager, nursing faculty or patient educator. Potential workplaces include: community health agency, community or technical college, health clinic, home health care agency, hospital, hospital-based school of nursing, land-based or online college or university, long-term care facility or medical center.

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.