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Care Coordination Specialization Master of Science in Nursing

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Lead in Care Coordination

Are you driven to provide excellence in patient care? With our CCNE-accredited* online MSN in Care Coordination, you can play a key role in helping patients receive high-quality, effective care. Learn to apply evidence-based rationale to determine care coordination approaches. Master the principles of leadership to promote collaboration between providers to deliver client-centered care. And sharpen your skills as a patient advocate and educator. If you have your BSN and are ready to play a key role in today’s health care environment, let’s get started.

* The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • CCNE Accredited* 
  • 8 Core Courses
  • 5 Specialization Courses
  • Practicum
  • 54 Total Credits (12 Max Transfer)

Classes Start January 7th

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.

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

With FlexPath, you can earn your MSN in 12 months for $10,000.*

*Based on fastest 10 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fess may apply.

MSN in Care Coordination Program Highlights

Scholarships

You may be eligible for a scholarship to help advance your nursing career with MSN or RN-to-MSN program options.

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Flexible

To meet the needs of your busy life, we offer two competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath and FlexPath.

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Professional Partnerships

More than 600 organizations—including corporations, health care organizations, and community colleges—invest in their employees by recommending Capella education programs.

Industry Aligned

This program is aligned to AACN standards and around CMSA standards, and integrates the PCMH model of care.

96% of Nursing alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.

S­ource: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2017-2018

Practicum Experience

Our integrated capstone and practice immersion allows you to work with an organization to solve real-world care coordination challenges.

Cost & Learning Formats

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
$17,850$22,950* MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$425 per credit, 54 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$10,000$22,500* ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 27 total program points, 6 max transfer points

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the Details

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

“I chose FlexPath because it was a flexible program that allowed me to work at a faster pace and be in control of my assignment due dates. It provided me the ability to work full time and attend school full time, without them interfering with each other.”

Stefanie Smoot*, MSN

*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in our promotional materials.

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. 

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Employer & Association Discounts

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

MSN in Care Coordination Sample Courses

Our competency-based MSN in Care Coordination program is shaped by industry leaders to examine the evolution of care coordination, its relevance in population health, care coordination structure and leadership, and emerging health care models.

Course Number Course Title
MSN6610 Introduction to Care Coordination
MSN6612 Emerging Health Care Models and Care Coordination
MSN6614 Structure and Process in Care Coordination
MSN6616 Ethical and Legal Considerations in Care Coordination
MSN6618 Leadership in Care Coordination

What You'll Learn

Our online MSN in Care Coordination will prepare you to determine efficient, effective care coordination approaches and lead their implementation.

  • Leadership
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Care management structures

  • Technology integration
  • Informatics applications
  • Legal & ethical standards

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.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Advisors

Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.

Capstone Mentors

You’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor early in your program to help you move toward completion of your capstone project.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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MSN in Care Coordination Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career paths to explore with an MSN in Care Coordination.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Care coordinator
  • Case manager
  • Patient navigator
  • Care manager
  • Clinical coordinator
  • Nursing director/manager/coordinator
  • Nurse educator

Related employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Skilled nursing facility
  • Clinic/ambulatory care agency
  • Long-term care agency
  • Home care
  • Specialty care center
  • Health care system
  • Rehabilitation center
  • Home health nursing care
  • Insurance company

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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