Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing

Take the Next Step in Nursing

Keep challenging yourself to meet the needs of your patients, your practice, and your community. Capella’s online RN-to-BSN program builds on what you already know and can do.


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.

With FlexPath, you can complete your RN-to-BSN program in 9 months and under $10,000*.

*Based on fastest 25% 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.

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 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?

Get ready to meet the demand for bachelor’s-educated nurses and take a closer look at issues affecting the patients you serve and the care you provide. Plus, you’ll learn to apply evidenced-based practice to boost health care outcomes.

Online Education. Two Ways

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

Transfer Credits

Potentially save time and money by transferring a portion of your total credit requirements into your BSN program.

Get Credit for Your Knowledge

Earn credit for what you’ve learned in previous education, work training, and more with Credit for Prior Learning.

Immersive Learning Experiences

In our virtual health care simulation tool, you’ll practice real-life scenarios in a safe environment.

Expert Advisory Board

Capella’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board helps ensure our curriculum is developed with the support of industry leaders.

Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)

Take master's level courses as part of your BSN program. Once applied and accepted to Capella's MSN program, those courses may also apply toward your master's requirements. AMP may help you save time and money.

Relevant blog posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

5 Fast-Growing Nursing Fields to Consider

Explore the advantages of earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

6 Ways Capella Supports Nurses

We’re here to stand by you. See how Capella is partnering with nurses to improve hospital outcomes.

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.