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|
|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|
|ART2000||Art History Survey||6 quarter credits|
|HUM1000||Introduction to the Humanities||6 quarter credits|
|HUM1055||Approaches to Studying Religions||3 quarter credits|
|HUM3300||Perspectives on World Religions||6 quarter credits|
|LIT2001||Introduction to Literature: Short Stories||3 quarter credits|
|LIT2100||Women's Literature||3 quarter credits|
|PHI1000||Introduction to Philosophy||6 quarter credits|
|PHI2000||Ethics||6 quarter credits|
|PHI2051||Bioethics and Society||3 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|
|CHM1000||Chemistry for Changing Times||6 quarter credits|
|CHM1050||Chemistry and the Environment||3 quarter credits|
|PHY1000||Introduction to Astronomy||6 quarter credits|
|MAT1050||College Algebra||6 quarter credits|
|MAT1051||Pre-Calculus||6 quarter credits|
|MAT2001||Statistical Reasoning||6 quarter credits|
|MAT2050||Statistical Literacy||3 quarter credits|
|MAT2051*||Discrete Mathematics||6 quarter credits|
|NHS4000||Developing a Health Care Perspective||6 quarter credits|
|BSN4002||Assessment, Communication, and Collaboration||6 quarter credits|
|BSN4004||Nursing Research and Informatics||6 quarter credits|
|BSN4006||Policy, Law, Ethics, and Regulations||6 quarter credits|
|BSN4008||Organizational and Systems Management for Quality Outcomes||6 quarter credits|
|BSN4010||Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Vulnerable and Diverse Populations||6 quarter credits|
|BSN4012||Nursing Leadership and Management||6 quarter credits|
|BSN4014||Global Perspectives of Community and Public Service||6 quarter credits|
|BSN4016||Pharmacology for Patient Safety||6 quarter credits|
|BSN4017||Collaborative Group Process for Nursing Professionals||6 quarter credits|
6 quarter credits
|BSN4020||Nursing Capstone Project||6 quarter credits|
Elective Courses - Choose 39 quarter credits of additional
Additional Program Requirements - 30 quarter credits
Credits taken in foundation nursing courses and undergraduate nursing skills coursework totaling 30 quarter credits.
Total 180 quarter credits
Learners enrolled in the Combined BSN/MSN Nursing option complete the following master’s-level courses in lieu of BSN4006 and BSN4012.
Master’s-level courses - 12 quarter credits for GuidedPath or
6 program points for FlexPath
|NHS5004||Communication, Collaboration, and Case Analysis for Master’s Learners||GuidedPath - 4 quarter credits; FlexPath - 2 program points|
|NHS6004||Health Care Law and Policy||GuidedPath - 4 quarter credits; FlexPath - 2 program points|
|MSN6011||Evidence-Based Practice for Patient-Centered Care and Population Health||GuidedPath - 4 quarter credits; FlexPath - 2 program points|
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.
Admission to the Combined BSN/MSN option requires learners to have a current, unrestricted RN license.
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.
Finish both your BSN and MSN in just over three years—while saving thousands in tuition costs. Learn more about our RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option.
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.