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RN-to-MSN Care Coordination Specialization Master of Science in Nursing

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Fast-track Your Master’s in Care Coordination

You know that care coordination is an integral part of today’s health care environment. With our CCNE-accredited* online RN-to-MSN in Care Coordination, you can go directly from your RN to your master’s without having to earn a BSN beforehand. You’ll sharpen your skills as a patient advocate and educator. You’ll learn to apply evidence-based rationale to determine care coordination approaches. And you’ll master the principles of leadership to play an integral role in today’s health care environment. If you want to lead in care coordination, this program is designed for you.

* The BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education  (

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • CCNE Accredited*
  • 3 Bridge Courses
  • 8 Core Courses
  • 5 Specialization Courses
  • Practicum
  • 66 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

What You’ll Learn

Care Management Structures

Implement care management structures based on accredited national health standards.

Informatics in Practice

Evaluate nursing informatics and health care informatics in the practice of care coordination.

Evidence-based Decision-making

Apply evidence-based rationale in selecting national guidelines in care coordination structures for health promotion, disease management and disease prevention.

Technology Integration

Integrate technology with clinical nursing practice, social determinant structures, population management, education, and community-based health.

Legal & Ethical Practices

Apply professional legal and ethical standards in nursing care coordination.


Implement principles of leadership in team-based care coordination to promote client-centered care and nursing practice.

RN-to-MSN in Care Coordination Program Highlights

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Integrated AACN Standards

Our curriculum is aligned to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing.

Designed Around CMSA Standards

Our care coordination curriculum is designed around Case Management Society of American (CMSA) Standards of Practice for Case Management.

Integrated PCMH Model

Care coordination courses integrate the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care.

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100 percent competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

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
$425 per credit, 66 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*
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 33 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.

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. 

Scholarships for New Students

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

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. 

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 (

RN-to-MSN in Care Coordination Sample Courses

Our online RN-to-MSN in Care Coordination degree explores the evolution of care coordination, its relevance in population health, and how it fits with emerging health care models. Learn structure, process, and legal and ethical considerations.

Course Number Course Title
MSN5003 Health Assessment and Promotion for Disease Prevention in Population- Focused Health
MSN5005 Introduction to Nursing Research, Ethics, and Technology
MSN6618 Leadership in Care Coordination
MSN6612 Emerging Health Care Models and Care Coordination
MSN6614 Structure and Process in Care Coordination

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.


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

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

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.


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

RN-to-MSN in Care Coordination Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career paths to explore with our RN-to-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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