Aligned with the Nursing Profession
In response to a report from the Institute of Medicine's (IOM), health care organizations are looking to increase their bachelor's-prepared RN staff to 80% and double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020*. With the common goal of preparing a well-educated, highly skilled nursing workforce, we have aligned with employers, including hundreds of hospitals, clinics, care centers, and national nursing associations that recognize that our online nursing programs are designed to meet and exceed the IOM recommendations.
* Institute of Medicine. (2010). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
Capella: An Accredited University
Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), www.capella.edu.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) 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.
Capella's BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs are accredited* by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 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.
*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 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
Compare Our Tuition
Capella's MSN program is 20% less than the average tuition of five competitive online MSN programs, saving you over $5,000.
1 $21,000 - $21,375 is the total MSN cost assuming 56-57 credits at $375/credit.
2 $26,242 is the average MSN tuition of 5 competitive online MSN programs, calculated from the university's 2012-2013 total program cost listing.
Nursing Continuing Education Credit
Capella's Nursing Development Webinar Series is a free, CE-credit opportunity featuring 6 webinars based on the Magnet® skills of excellence within nursing practice. Other CE opportunities with Capella include:
Earn free CE credit and equip yourself to make a greater impact on breast cancer care with a free, 7-part webinar series at Nurse.com/BreastCancer sponsored by Capella University and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
As an emerging or developing nurse leader, you need the skills to lead through change. Prepare for the road ahead with the ANA Leadership Institute's Change Ahead seminar series, powered by Capella University. Register today.
Our online nursing degrees are designed to deliver skills you can apply directly to your career right now. To meet the demands of an evolving health care system and the changing needs of patients, Capella has designed a simulation tool to practice solving real health care challenges. Through these simulations, you will quickly gain the interprofessional leadership skills and competencies that can make an impact in your career.
Meet Our Distinguished Faculty
Every member of Capella's Nursing faculty has a doctoral degree, combined with leadership experience and a background in frontline nursing.
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Nancy Trokan-Mathison Doctor of Nursing Practice
Dr. Christy Davidson consistently challenges learners to view their experiences from multiple perspectives, encouraging reflection and critical thinking that results in professional growth. Her positive, uplifting spirit leaps from the Capella Courseroom, and I feel like she is walking right alongside me on my journey to a doctoral degree I never dreamed possible.
Magnet® Employees, Save $3,000
Employees of Magnet® hosptials receive a $3,000 grant in eligible MHA and DHA degree programs.
Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits.
10% Military Discount
Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 10% tuition discount on graduate programs.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.
Employer & Association Discounts
Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.
10% Nursing Association Discount
Capella is a proud partner with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Students in certain programs have access to free online textbooks.
In addition to Capella-sponsored scholarship and grant opportunities, there are many other nursing scholarship programs available to help you fund your degree.
An MSN can boost your earnings dramatically: on average, those with a bachelor's degree in nursing see a 43% earnings boosts once they earn their graduate degree.
Georgetown University-Center on Education and the Workforce. Study Title: Healthcare, What's it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors.Report is based on data from the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS). (pg 123)
Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime
At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading and participation requirements.