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.
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.
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 RN-to-BSN program is 27% less than the average tuition of five competitive online RN-to-BSN programs, saving you over $7,000.
1 $20,790 is the total cost assuming 114 transfer credits at $315/credit.
2 $28,640 is the average RN-to-BSN tuition of 5 competitive online RN-to-BSN programs, calculated from the university's 2012-2013 total program cost listing.
American Nurses Association Partnership
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.
In addition, ANA has chosen Capella as a partner on the ANA Leadership Institute. The following ANA Leadership Institute offerings are powered by Capella University, providing nurse leadership development in a flexible format for nurses at the bedside or in the boardroom.
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. Our expert nursing faculty will help you deepen your expertise, develop new skills and gain knowledge, while providing the support you need to prepare for challenging and rewarding career opportunities.
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Nurses who hold an RN license and start their program between July and September 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive a grant ($1,500 for certificate programs, $3,000 for bachelor's programs, $4,000 for master's programs, $5,000 for doctoral programs).
Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits.
15% Military Discount
Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 15% tuition discount off bachelor's programs.
Employer & Association Discounts
Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.
10% Association Member Discount
Capella is a proud partner with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Credit for Real-World Experience
You can earn credits through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process by demonstrating mastery of competencies, and may be eligible to earn credit for previous coursework, experience and learning.
Sophia Low-Cost Undergraduate Courses
You can save time and money by choosing to take your general education required courses at our learning partner, Sophia Pathways, rather than at Capella. For example, fulfilling just two of your general education requirements would typically take 3 months and cost about $3,000. You could complete these same requirements at Sophia in under 60 days — for around $650.
In addition to Capella-sponsored scholarship and grant opportunities, there are many other nursing scholarship programs available to help you fund your degree.
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.
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.