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A master’s degree in nursing gives you access to a wealth of new information and knowledge within the health care system. Capella’s flexible program gives you the option choose from one of three emphases: diabetes nursing, nurse educator, or nursing leadership and administration. Meet your goals and advance your career by earning your msn degree online.

The MSN in General Nursing is CCNE-accredited* and incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing. This online MSN degree also includes a hands-on Practice Immersion allowing you to use the evidence-based methods you've learned to solve real healthcare challenges. Additionally, Capella is a proud partner of the American Nurses Association. ANA has chosen Capella as a partner on the ANA Leadership Institute, providing nurse leadership development in a flexible format for nurses at the bedside or in the boardroom.

*The MSN 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

**The requirements for the Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education are designed to meet the educational requirements for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential offered by the NLN.

Degree Highlights

  • Save Time and Money: There are a multitude of saving options available including employer discounts and military benefits, as well as the flexibility to choose up to 3 courses per quarter. Calculate your costs and graduation date.
  • Practice Immersion: In addition to your other coursework, the MSN program includes a flexible practice immersion, allowing for the immediate applicability of knowledge gained in the classroom.
  • Online Learning: Enjoy an online curriculum with 24-hour access to courses that Capella’s virtual course room provides.
  • Professionally Aligned: Capella’s competency-based education focuses on outcomes desired by today’s employers. You will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to make change in the lives of your patients.

Already have a BSN?

The graphic below shows how simple it is to gain the necessary skills and advance your career in a flexible and timely manner. 

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

Degree Outcomes

With your online MSN in General Nursing from Capella, you'll be prepared to assimilate health care research, concepts of management and leadership as well as advanced knowledge, technology, and theories in evidence-based nursing practice. You will also be equipped to integrate healthcare policies and regulations and apply professional ethics and legal standards in professional nursing practice. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online master's in General Nursing include: nurse specialist, nurse manager, nurse educator, nursing faculty, chief nursing officer, clinical research consultant or wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, land-based or online university or hospital-based school of nursing. Learn more about potential career outcomes

To learn more, call 866.933.5955, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.