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Diabetes Nursing Specialization Master of Science in Nursing

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Overview

Serve as a change agent through coaching, consulting, and educating individuals, groups, and communities with diabetes and its related conditions. In your online MSN in Diabetes Nursing from Capella University, you’ll explore the advanced diabetes-specific knowledge and skills needed to conduct physical and psychosocial assessments that inform diagnoses and help prioritize the needs and problems of diabetes patients.

You’ll also collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement education plans and outcomes-based care strategies that effectively and safely treat and manage diabetes in patients.

Degree Highlights

Direct Path: Transfer up to 12 credits to save time and money.

Accredited: Capella’s MSN program is accredited* by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Credible: Capella’s diabetes nursing curriculum integrates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, as well as the recommended competencies published by The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Real-World Experience: Practice real-life scenarios in a fail-safe, virtual health care environment during early coursework—then use those skills in your practicum as you gain the confidence to lead at the top of your field.

Doctoral-Prepared Faculty: Provide comprehensive feedback on your work, encourage different ways of thinking, and deliver insight into how well you’re demonstrating competencies.

Online Learning: 24-hour access to courses through Capella’s virtual courseroom.

*The MSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 

Degree Outcomes

With your Master in Diabetes Nursing from Capella, you'll have the ability to perform patient assessment and diagnosis, as well as identify desired outcomes based on evidence and patient input. You'll also learn to formulate, implement, and evaluate a plan of care consistent with the evidence, diagnosis, and desired outcomes.

Job Titles to Explore*

Individuals with an MSN in Diabetes Nursing could explore positions such as diabetes nurse specialist, nursing faculty, nurse manager, diabetes nurse educator, diabetes nurse clinician, head nurse or wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, pharmaceutical company, land-based or online university, or hospital-based school of nursing.

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start January 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$18,900$24,375*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$425 per credit, 54 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

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Faculty

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