Total program credits needed for graduation: 180
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week
break between each quarter.
As a Capella bachelor’s student, you need 45 quarter credits to satisfy your general education requirements. You’ll need to choose a minimum of 6 quarter credits from each of the categories below. You’ll also select an additional 21 quarter credits of your choosing from any of the categories.
|ENG1000||English Composition||6 quarter credits|
|ENG1100||Writing Strategies for Criminal Justice||6 quarter credits|
|ENG2000||Research Writing||6 quarter credits|
|ENG3300||Business and Technical Writing||6 quarter credits|
|COM1000||Public Speaking||3 quarter credits†|
|COM2000||Intercultural Communication||6 quarter credits†|
|COM2050||Visual Design in Communications||3 quarter credits|
|COM3200||Leadership, Gender, and Communication||6 quarter credits|
|COM3700||Conflict Resolution||6 quarter credits|
|COM4100||Media and Culture||6 quarter credits|
|HUM1000||Introduction to the Humanities||6 quarter credits|
|HUM1055||Approaches to Studying Religions||3 quarter credits|
|LIT2100||Women's Literature||3 quarter credits|
|PHI1000||Introduction to Philosophy||6 quarter credits|
|PHI2000||Ethics||6 quarter credits|
|PHI2100||Introduction to Logic||6 quarter credits|
|PHI3200||Ethics in Health Care||6 quarter credits|
|BIO1000||Human Biology||6 quarter credits|
|BIO1050||Biology and Society||3 quarter credits|
|BIO2000||Environmental Health||6 quarter credits|
|PHY1000||Introduction to Astronomy||6 quarter credits|
|MAT1050||College Algebra||6 quarter credits|
|MAT2001||Statistical Reasoning||6 quarter credits|
|MAT2002||Statistical Reasoning||6 quarter credits|
|MAT2051*||Discrete Mathematics||6 quarter credits|
42 quarter credits
|NHS4000||Developing a Healthcare Perspective||6 quarter credits|
|NURS4010||Leading People, Processes, and Organizations in Interprofessional Practice||6 quarter credits|
|NURS4020||Improving Quality of Care and Patient Safety||6 quarter credits|
|NURS4030||Making Evidence-Based Decisions||6 quarter credits|
|NURS4040||Managing Health Information and Technology||6 quarter credits|
|NURS4050||Coordinating Patient-Centered Care||6 quarter credits|
|NURS4060||Practicing in the Community to Improve Population Health||6 quarter credits|
Learners enrolled in the Accelerated Master’s Pathway, AMP option complete the following master’s-level courses in lieu of NURS4020 AND NURS4030.
12 quarter credits
|MSN6011||Evidence-Based Practice for Patient-Centered Care and Population Health||4 quarter credits|
|MSN6016||Quality Improvement of Interprofessional Care||4 quarter credits|
|NHS6004||Health Care Law and Policy||4 quarter credits|
Choose 57 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses.
Taken during the learner's final quarter:
|NURS4900||Capstone Project for Nursing||6 quarter credits|
These courses are taken in addition to the general education and
remaining required courses.
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
Washington residents are not eligible to enroll in this program.
The BSN degree program requires learners to maintain a current, independently verifiable, and unrestricted RN license throughout their program.
If you’re highly motivated, looking to potentially save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath, available for this program in April 2017. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you’ll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.
There’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete per session—you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate every 12 weeks.
Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities
you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are
due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each
In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.
Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.