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Nursing Degrees & Certificates

Find a Path to Your Nursing Goals

Whether your next goal is a BSN, certificate, MSN, or DNP, you can find the nursing pathway that takes you from where you are to where you want to be—and helps you improve patient care, even before you graduate.

Take the Next Step in your Nursing Career

Health care is changing and nurses are at the forefront of the transformation. Prepare to meet the changes as they occur and gain new insights into the issues that impact patient care. Created by nurses for nurses, Capella’s programs are affordable, flexible, and accredited.

DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice

 Develop into an effective leader capable of applying evidence-based practice to help improve patient outcomes and influence health care systems with a focus on quality.

MSN

Master of Science in Nursing

Deepen your knowledge of health care systems and policies, as well as patient education and health promotion while choosing a specialization that aligns to your personal goals.

RN-to-BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Expand your professional nursing practice to positively impact patient, systems, and population outcomes. Support patient-centered care, collaboration, evidence-based practice, informatics, and quality of visit throughout every stay.

CERT

Nursing Certificates

Improve patient care and gain marketable skills in Nursing Leadership, Care Coordination, Nursing Informatics, or Diabetes Nursing.

Individual Courses

Move closer towards your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including counseling, psychology, nursing, business, and more. 

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

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?

Whether it’s practicing at the bedside, coordinating care, integrating technology, teaching, or leading, nurses have a big impact. Meet today’s challenges with an online nursing degree or certificate from Capella.

Apply What You Know

Transfer credits or use our prior learning assessment to apply what you already know—offering you the potential to save time and money. 

Online Education. Two Ways

To meet the needs of busy professionals,we offer two competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath  and FlexPath .

Professionally Aligned

Our competency-based curriculum is designed around industry standards to prepare you for real-world challenges.

Expert Advisory Board

Capella's School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board Ensures your curriculum is developed with the insight and support of industry leaders.

“I did a lot of research, a lot of research on MSN programs. I was very nervous and really careful about the process. Capella had everything I wanted.”

Judy Langiano
BSN*
*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in our promotional materials.

Chart Your Nursing Career

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online Graduate Degree Program

Capella nurse leaders recommend asking five questions before selecting an online graduate nursing program.

Nursing Practice Immersion: What to Expect

Capella's MSN and DNP programs include an intensive practice immersion requirement. Learn why it’s important.

OADN Executive Shares the Value of Continued Education in Nursing

OADN executive Donna Meyer discusses the value of ongoing education for nurses – and how it has benefited her personally.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.