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Prepare to play a key role in delivering client-centered care. This online MSN from Capella helps you sharpen your skills as a patient advocate and educator. Learn to apply evidence-based rationale to determine care coordination approaches. Master leadership principles to play an integral role in today’s health care environment.
If you’re an RN with an associate degree, this online RN-to-MSN program can help streamline your path to a master’s degree. Capella MSN degrees are CCNE accredited* and available in both FlexPath and GuidedPath learning formats.
Of all nurses who come to Capella for their MSN, over 90% choose FlexPath.
*The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Use the code FALL21 to waive the $50 application fee.
*Based on fastest 25 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 fees apply.
Applicants to the RN-to-MSN in Care Coordination must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
FlexPath Admission Requirements
Applicants for our FlexPath Self-Paced Learning option must also meet the following criteria:
Step Into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. Start a program in our GuidedPath learning format, and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course, at a 2.8 GPA or higher.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
$2,700 per 12-week billing session, 33 total program points, 6 max transfer points
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$435 per credit, 66 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits
* 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 (75th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.
Questions about cost?
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*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2019–2020
“One of the best things about FlexPath is that it doesn’t feel like I missed out on life, or that I was pushing off my work.”
*Actual FlexPath graduate compensated for appearing in Capella promotional materials.
Health Assessment and Promotion for Disease Prevention in Population-Focused Health
In this course, learners apply concepts, frameworks, and models used to foster health promotion and disease prevention, particularly in diverse and vulnerable populations. Learners evaluate individual and population wellness from multicultural, ethnic, traditional, and spiritual perspectives. Learners examine factors that cause disparities in wellness among people in diverse and vulnerable populations. By analyzing effective health assessment methods and communication strategies, learners identify best practices for developing a population-focused approach to health promotion and disease prevention. For MSN learners only.
|4 quarter credits|
Introduction to Nursing Research, Ethics, and Technology
Learners in this course gain and demonstrate knowledge of nursing research, ethics, and information technology in health care settings. Learners apply the basic principles of nursing research and ways that information systems and patient care technologies contribute to improving patient outcomes. Learners also evaluate ethics in nursing research and scholarship and how evidence-based practice relates to the effective use of information technologies in nursing practice. For MSN learners only.
|4 quarter credits|
Leadership in Care Coordination
Learners in this course propose a project for change in a care coordination setting, aligning care coordination resources with community health care needs. Learners apply project management best practices to affect ethical practice and support positive health outcomes in the delivery of safe, culturally competent care in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. In addition, learners identify ways in which the care coordinator leader supports collaboration between key stakeholders in the care coordination process. For MSN learners only.
|4 quarter credits|
Health Care Models Used in Care Coordination
Learners in this course examine how health care models are incorporated into the larger framework of clinical care oversight. Learners analyze the role of informatics in nursing care coordination and the ways in which client information is collected and used to influence health outcomes. Learners also identify the ways in which care coordination can support cost efficiency, promote quality of care, and affect positive health outcomes. For MSN learners only.
|4 quarter credits|
Structure and Process in Care Coordination
Learners in this course gain and demonstrate knowledge of the various care coordination components, including client selection criteria, communication methodologies, clinical team development, assessment tools, care plan and profile development, cultural considerations, data structuring for reporting, and clinical efficiency. Learners examine the responsibilities of the nurse care coordinator to the client prior to the implementation of the care plan and during the care coordination process. Learners evaluate successful strategies for interviewing and organizing information around client health, goal setting, efficient clinical oversight, technological support, and data formatting. For MSN learners only.
|4 quarter credits|
*Course has prerequisite(s). See catalog for details.
Try FlexPath for yourself
In our FlexPath Trial Course, you will explore online self-paced learning, experience the courseroom and view a sample assessment.
This specialization presents theories, research, and best practices for nurse care coordinators. Its curriculum emphasizes client assessment and evaluation; care planning; transitioning of care; clinical efficiency; and monitoring, reporting, and analysis techniques used to meet the needs of individuals, caregivers, and families.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
Review the Capella career exploration guide to learn more about this program and career paths to explore.
Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSN in Care Coordination.
Job titles to explore
Employment settings to explore
*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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