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Make a difference in nursing

Our RN-to-BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs can equip you with an education to become a leader in health care, whether it’s at the bedside or in the business office.

Make an impact on the lives of others

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 with the guidance of experienced nurses, Capella’s nursing programs are affordable, flexible and accredited.

Find your online nursing program

Capella’s online programs are designed so you can build on what you already know and stay focused on making a difference in your career. Keep challenging yourself to meet the needs of your patients, your practice and your community.

Accredited and 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 baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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 Credit for Prior Learning process to apply what you already know—offering you the potential to save time and money.

Practicum experience

Apply what you’re learning in the field using evidence-based methods to solve real health care challenges. Learn more about the practicum

Online education. Two ways

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

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.

Video Ayleen's RN-to-BSN FlexPath Story

Ayleen's RN-to-BSN FlexPath Story

FlexPath allowed RN-to-BSN learner Ayleen Voegele to juggle earning a degree while working full-time and balancing the needs of her health. Watch her story and see how FlexPath can fit within any lifestyle.

Chart your nursing career

6 Ways Capella Supports Nurses

Nurses are the people we trust to help us stay healthy and recover from illness or injury. Find out why 14,000+ nurses are Capella students or alumni.

How Does FlexPath Work?

There are so many things that make FlexPath unique. Learn more about what you can expect to see as a FlexPath student.

9 Signs You’re Ready to Take On a Nursing Leadership Role

Now more than ever, the nursing profession needs strong, qualified leaders. But are you ready to step up?

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.