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$50 application fee (waived w/promo SPRING)
*Based on the fastest 10% 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 fees apply.
Enroll in a qualified program, apply for a $3K scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.
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This MSN course of study incorporates the AACN Essentials of Master’s
Education in Nursing.
Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2017-2018
Our integrated capstone and practice immersion allows you to work
with an organization to solve real-world challenges.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own
speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.
*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.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
“I like FlexPath because my schedule fluctuates quite a bit, so committing to a normal college course timeline and pre-set due dates isn’t an option for me at this point in my life. I am busy and probably couldn’t meet the deadlines of a traditional online format.”
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.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.
Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment process.
If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
Our competency-based MSN in Nursing
Leadership and Administration is designed by nursing
faculty and influenced by industry leaders. This robust program will
help expand your leadership, finance, and strategic planning skills to
influence health care practices and outcomes.
Leadership and Management for Nurse Executives
Learners in this course develop and demonstrate knowledge of
contemporary leadership and management concepts and theories relevant
to a variety of health care delivery settings. Learners analyze the
nurse leader’s role in leading high-performing health care teams and
examine the skills needed to collaborate with, and create buy-in from,
stakeholders, colleagues, constituencies, and interdisciplinary teams.
Learners also examine the impact of cultural, ethical, and regulatory
considerations on decision making and implement a futurelooking
strategic vision to ensure sustainable gains in quality and
|4 quarter credits|
Health Care Quality and Safety Management
Learners in this course examine the nurse leader’s role in helping to
effectively integrate into health care delivery systems the quality
and safety principles that inform evidencebased changes and best
practices. Learners demonstrate an understanding of the ways they can
measure health care quality and safety; monitor and assess patient
safety and outcomes; develop a transparent system for identifying and
resolving medical errors and adverse patient outcomes; use data to
monitor and improve patient care and outcomes; and support a culture
of quality and safety.
|4 quarter credits|
Health Care Informatics and Technology
Learners in this course gain and demonstrate the knowledge and skills
nurse leaders need in order to utilize health information technology
to enhance patient care and outcomes. In particular, learners develop
a strategy for technological integration and examine the ways in which
they can use technology to evaluate patient data to inform patient
diagnoses and outcomes. Learners also assess the effective management
of technological change within the health care environment and examine
issues of consumer access to information and the privacy and
confidentiality of patient information.
|4 quarter credits|
Advanced Finance and Operations Management
Learners in this course examine the nurse leader’s role in
establishing and managing an operations and capital budget. In
particular, learners develop an understanding of how to incorporate
variances or discretionary spending, manage the labor force within
budget parameters, examine the availability and appropriate use of
equipment and supplies, and apply finance principles to a strategic
plan for achieving an organization’s fiscal goals.
|4 quarter credits|
Leading the Future of Health Care
Learners in this course examine the role of the nurse leader in
evaluating and responding to health care opportunities and challenges
in a rapidly changing local and global environment. Learners develop
proactive strategies to drive and lead changes in health care and
integrate evidence-based decision making into the culture of the
health care organization. Learners also develop the critical-thinking
and communication skills needed to positively influence health care
redesign and examine the effects of visionary leadership in the
|4 quarter credits|
This online MSN in Nursing Leadership and Administration program will
help you expand your leadership, operational, and critical thinking
skills to succeed as a nurse executive.
Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.
Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.
Our team knows how to run the numbers and help find ways to save on costs.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a mentor who can support and assist you along the way.
Key factors to consider.
Capella dean Patrick Robinson’s suggestions.
Boosting your career is just one.
Here are just some of the career paths to explore with an MSN in
Nursing Leadership and Administration.
*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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