We offer three 10-week courses that cover the 3Ps of nursing:
All three courses are offered individually, fully online. These courses cover content that’s essential to perform indirect patient care services at an advanced level; depending on your state requirements, you may also be able to use your experience to teach a nursing program.
Also, if you’re an RN but don’t already hold an MSN, the courses below can be directly transferred into certain MSN degree programs, making them a direct path to your advanced degree. Learners interested in transferring coursework should always check with their institution to verify their transfer acceptance policies.
MSN6007 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (4 quarter credits)
This course provides learners in any nursing specialization with advanced knowledge of physiology and pathophysiology, related to body systems, age, and gender. Learners evaluate and interpret changes in body functions that are indicative of illness and develop an evidence-based tri-level treatment plan for a specific age group.
MSN6035 Advanced Health Assessment for Nursing (4 quarter credits)
In this course, learners further develop the health assessment skills gained during their professional nurse's basic educational program. Throughout the course, learners expand upon their diagnostic reasoning skills in order to effectively assess individual health and wellness and to improve patient outcomes. In particular, learners use comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and cultural assessment across the lifespan to gather specific data relative to common health problems.
MSN6009 Advanced Pharmacology for the Nurse Professional (4 quarter credits)
This course provides learners in any nursing specialization with best practices-based foundational knowledge of pharmacotherapies, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. Learners apply this knowledge to assess, diagnose, and manage medication-related health problems, identify or prevent drug interactions, and manage medication therapy for vulnerable populations.
*Nursing courses are available ONLY to those holding a completed
It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify with education
institution(s) that these course(s) will fulfill transfer credit or
admissions requirements into an advanced practice nursing
Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, other
professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing
regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible
for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in
which they intend to work.