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Advance Your Career with an Online MSN from Capella

As the demand for highly-skilled nurses continues to escalate, a master's of science in nursing from Capella can help you make the most of your educational investment. Getting your MSN will deepen your knowledge of health care systems and policies as well as patient education and health promotion, allowing you to expand your career opportunities and redouble your impact on patient care.

Our expert faculty will help you develop new skills and gain knowledge — while providing the support you need to prepare for challenging and rewarding career opportunities in today's complex health care environment. Please note, all Capella nursing programs require certain enrollment conditions that you must maintain throughout your program, including a current, unrestricted RN license.

Master of Science in Nursing Degree Programs

Care Coordination

With new focus on care coordination due to the Affordable Care Act, now is the time to draw attention to the integral role you play as a nurse in improving patient engagement. Capella’s MSN in Care Coordination will prepare you to lead collaboration between health care providers and expand your patient advocacy skills to a more holistic patient approach—allowing you to be a more effective leader within your organization’s clinical management team. 

Learn more about earning an online MSN in Care Coordination.

Diabetes Nursing

Capella University offers the only diabetes-focused MSN program available online. With your master's in diabetes nursing degree, you'll be prepared 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.

Learn more about earning an online MSN in Diabetes Nursing.

General Nursing

Regardless of which path you take, as a successful graduate of Capella's MSN in general nursing degree program, you'll greatly increase your knowledge of health care systems and policies; patient education; health promotion; and technology integration. You'll also explore current theory, new research, and evidence-based nursing practices.

Learn more about earning an online MSN in General Nursing.

Nursing Education

With your MSN - Nursing Education degree, you'll have acquired an in-depth knowledge of nursing theory and practice. You'll also understand the design, delivery, assessment and evaluation of nurse education programs.

Learn more about earning an online MSN in Nursing Education.

Nursing Informatics

In the race to provide higher quality health care for increasing populations, the demand for nurses specializing in the field of informatics is expected to rise exponentially. An MSN in Nursing Informatics will help prepare you to play an integral role in the management of health information systems in your organization by leveraging your knowledge of how health systems function, along with your mastery of data analysis, clinical workflow, product management, how to increase population health, and leadership.

Learn more about earning an online Nursing Informatics.

Nursing Leadership and Administration

The MSN - Nursing Leadership and Administration degree program prepares you to lead high-performing health care organizations. Your Capella MSN makes you highly qualified to build critical skills and knowledge, allowing you to make a bigger impact on health care policies and practices. Successful graduates of this program are often nurses pursuing nurse management and executive roles.

Learn more about earning an online MSN in Nursing Leadership and Administration.

RN-to-MSN Care Coordination

Capella’s streamlined RN-to-MSN program gives you the most direct path to your career goal without the added time and cost of earning your BSN along the way. Differentiate yourself with Capella’s MSN in Care Coordination. This patient-focused curriculum is designed to prepare you to view patient care holistically, while teaching ownership of patient advocacy and education during recovery.

Learn more about earning an online RN-to-MSN in Care Coordination.

RN-to-MSN Diabetes Nursing

In this streamlined program, you'll build advanced skills and knowledge to confront the growing impact of diabetes. Expanding your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration, you'll explore evidence-based therapeutics in order to extend care toward individuals and vulnerable populations with diabetes and related conditions.

Learn more about earning an online RN-to-MSN Diabetes Nursing.

RN-to-MSN General Nursing

The Capella RN to MSN offers the unique opportunity to grow your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration.

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

Learn more about earning an online RN-to-MSN General Nursing.

RN-to-MSN Nurse Educator

Prepare to educate the next generation of nursing professionals with this streamlined online MSN specialization. The curriculum allows you to expand your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion and technology integration.

You'll also explore advanced nursing theory and practice, as well as the design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of nurse education programs.

Learn more about earning an online RN-to-MSN Nursing Education.

RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics

The Capella RN-to-MSN in Nursing Informatics presents contemporary models, theories, research, and best practices for providing nursing care over the course of a patient's lifespan. Using emerging health care technologies, you'll explore the depth and breadth of health information systems and how they influence strategic planning, decision-making, and clinical project management. Capella's curriculum was developed around the latest, up-to-date standards in nursing to ensure you'll gain the most relevant skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the field.

Learn more about earning an online RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics.

RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration

This streamlined online specialization will help you build critical skills and knowledge to make a bigger impact on health care policies and practices and provide leadership for high-performing health care organizations.

The curriculum 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.

Learn more about earning an online RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration.

Why Choose Capella

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our degree programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

As a Capella student, you'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines foundational theory with real-world application and through our online campus, as you work with experienced faculty and your classmates in highly interactive course rooms.

On average, those with a bachelor's degree in Nursing receive a


earnings boost by obtaining their graduate degree.

Source: Georgetown University, 2011: What's it worth? The economic value of college majors

FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

For select programs Capella also offers a self-paced learning option called FlexPath. FlexPath allows you to complete your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates. For many students FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control and the potential to save time and money.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning.

Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


The BSN, MSN and DNP 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

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is a nationally recognized accreditation agency approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.