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Advance Your Career with an Online MSN from Capella

As the demand for highly-skilled nurses continues to escalate, a master's of science in nursing from Capella can help you make the most of your educational investment. Getting your MSN will deepen your knowledge of health care systems and policies as well as patient education and health promotion, allowing you to expand your career opportunities and redouble your impact on patient care.

Our expert faculty will help you develop new skills and gain knowledge — while providing the support you need to prepare for challenging and rewarding career opportunities in today's complex health care environment. Please note, all Capella nursing programs require certain enrollment conditions that you must maintain throughout your program, including a current, unrestricted RN license.

On average, those with a bachelor's degree in Nursing receive a


earnings boost by obtaining their graduate degree.

Source: Georgetown University, 2011: What's it worth? The economic value of college majors

Master of Nursing (MSN) Programs

Care Coordination

Lead interprofessional teams to enhance safety and quality while decreasing costs and improving patient and systems outcomes with an online MSN in Care Coordination or RN-to-MSN in Care Coordination.

Diabetes Nursing

Manage the comprehensive care of patients with or at risk for diabetes and their families with an online MSN in Diabetes Nursing or RN-to-MSN in Diabetes Nursing.

Nursing Education

Prepare the next generation of nursing professionals by developing competency in teaching and learning with an online MSN in Nursing Education or RN-to-MSN Nursing Education.

Nursing Informatics

Integrate information management and technology to enhance patient safety and quality of care while improving patient and systems outcomes with an online MSN in Nursing Informatics or RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics.

Nursing Leadership and Administration

Transform practice through leading change and influencing interprofessional stakeholders with an online MSN in Nursing Leadership and Administration or RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration.

Why Get an MSN?

A MSN is strongly preferred for most advanced and expanded roles within nursing and health care. It is essential for most leadership positions and required to teach nursing in most states.  Although salary is dependent on the selected career path, the average pay for a nursing instructor is $66,100 per year*.


Why Choose Capella?

Capella University offers a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* accredited online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with multiple options designed to meet specific learner needs. The post-BSN MSN can be completed in as little as 2 years or the RN-to-MSN in as little as 2.5 years. A RN-to-BSN/MSN combined option allows you to obtain both degrees in a more efficient way.

New students starting an online MSN degree program at Capella University may be eligible to receive a scholarship. Add potential military, employer or nursing association membership discounts to create an even more affordable path. Capella scholarships do not require repayment at any time and eligibility is not based on financial need.

Capella University is proud to partner with colleagues in practice and professional organizations to assure our nursing programs are practice relevant, highly credible, and addressing the current needs of the practice environment. You'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines theory with real-world application delivered in a highly engaged learning environment facilitated by expert scholar-practitioner faculty.

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

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.