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A bachelor’s degree is becoming standard for nurses, but you can take your education even further—all the way to your MSN. Bridge your RN to an MSN with this online, CCNE-accredited* RN-to-MSN program. In conjunction with your RN license and 135 quarter credits of undergraduate work, you can earn your MSN in as little as two years—giving you the most affordable and direct path toward your career goals without the additional time and expense of earning a BSN.  

Getting your RN-to-MSN online from Capella also offers the flexibility to choose your emphasis—any pairing of diabetes nursing, nurse educator, nursing informatics, and nursing leadership and administration.

This is your chance to expand your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. Explore current theory, new research, and evidence-based nursing practices in a program that incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, and hands-on practice immersion.

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*The MSN degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

**The requirements for the Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education are designed to meet the educational requirements for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential offered by the NLN.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in General Nursing from Capella, you'll have the ability to assimilate health care research, concepts of management and leadership as well as advanced knowledge, technology, and theories in evidence-based nursing practice. You will also be equipped to integrate healthcare policies and regulations and apply professional ethics and legal standards in professional nursing practice. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in General Nursing include: nurse specialist, nurse manager, nurse educator, nursing faculty, chief nursing officer, clinical research consultant, and wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, land-based or online university, and hospital-based school of nursing. Learn more about potential career outcomes

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5955, 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.