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Total program credits needed for graduation: 54

One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

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.

Thirteen Required Courses, 54 quarter credits

Core Courses:

NHS5004
Communication, Collaboration, and Case Analysis for Master’s Learners (4 quarter credits)
NHS6004
Health Care Law and Policy (4 quarter credits)
NHS6008
Economics and Decision Making in Health Care (4 quarter credits)
MSN6011
Evidence-Based Practice for Patient-Centered Care and Population Health (4 quarter credits)
MSN6016
Quality Improvement of Interprofessional Care (4 quarter credits)
MSN6021
Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice 1 (4 quarter credits)
MSN6026
Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice 2 (4 quarter credits)
MSN6030
MSN Practice Immersion and Capstone (6 quarter credits)†

Specialization Courses

MSN6210
Leadership and Management for Nurse Executives* (4 quarter credits)
MSN6212
Health Care Quality and Safety Management* (4 quarter credits)
MSN6214
Health Care Informatics and Technology* (4 quarter credits)
MSN6216
Advanced Finance and Operations Management* (4 quarter credits)
MSN6218
Leading the Future of Health Care* (4 quarter credits)

Practice Immersion Requirements

Minimum of 100 practice immersion hours.

In addition to your online courses, you will complete a hands-on practice immersion, allowing you to put the evidence-based methods acquired throughout your program into practice. Hours logged in the practice immersion will be time spent under the guidance of an approved preceptor, at your chosen site, meeting the MSN program outcomes and competencies.

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

This specialization does not prepare graduates for licensure as an RN or APRN.

Learners enrolled in the MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration and RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration specializations are required to maintain a current, unrestricted RN license throughout their program.

†Learners are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food, and other expenses associated with this course.

What Can I Expect?

Courses are divided into weekly units. 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 week.

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.

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FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option

If you’re highly motivated, looking to save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath. 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.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to help reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which may help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

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.