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Master of Science in Nursing Program

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Deepen your knowledge of health care systems and policies, gain mastery of patient education techniques, enhance your impact on patient care, and develop skills to expand your career potential.

MSN program overview video
VIDEO Program Overview
VIDEO Program Overview

Grow your potential to improve patient care with an MSN

Are you ready to take the next step in your nursing career? Our CCNE-accredited¹ online MSN program is designed to help registered nurses reach for their career goals with flexible, online specializations.

Choose the path that suits you. If you’ve already earned your BSN, you can apply what you know to advance toward completion of your MSN. Or, if you’re an RN with an associate’s degree, we offer RN-to-MSN programs that help streamline your path to an MSN.

¹The BSN, MSN, and DNP 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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

With FlexPath, you can earn your MSN in 12 months and under $11,000.*

*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.

MSN program specializations

Learn more about admission requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes.

To meet an ACBSP requirement, graduation data and performance analyses are available.

Accredited & recognized

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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Why choose Capella?

Practicum

Apply what you’re learning in the field, using the best available evidence to solve real health care challenges. This practice immersion allows you to work with an organization to solve real-world challenges. Each practicum involves part-time, onsite, supervised training with the goal of solving problems you’ll face in your career.

Tuition savings and transfer credits

See how you can save on your tuition. You may be able to transfer credits from courses you completed at other accredited institutions, get tuition assistance through your employer, or receive a discount if you’ve served in the military. You also might be eligible for a scholarship—enroll in a qualified program, apply for the scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.

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Satisfied alumni

If you’re considering an online degree, you probably have needs, expectations, and priorities that aren’t met in a traditional, brick-and-mortar school. At Capella, we strive to understand where you’re coming from, to meet and exceed your expectations for what online learning can be. We regularly measure student satisfaction with standardized surveys.

*Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2017–2018

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