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Aligned with the Nursing Profession

With the Affordable Care Act and other rapid changes in health care, now is the time to draw attention to the integral role you play as a nurse in improving patient care. Capella's online CCNE-accredited* RN-to-BSN and RN-to-MSN programs offer transfer credit opportunity from your associate's or diploma in nursing—giving you the most direct path to your career ambitions. 24-hour access to courses provides ultimate flexibility for a nurse's variable schedule.

Employer, military, and association discounts can make your degree even more affordable—add a new student scholarship opportunity and save thousands.

*The BSN and MSN degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Comission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

Earn your BSN on the way to your MSN.


Differentiate yourself in this emerging field and take holistic ownership of patient advocacy and education with Capella's RN-to-MSN in Care Coordination program.

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FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

Capella's RN-to-BSN FlexPath option provides nurses with the ultimate flexibility. You can leverage your experience to move quickly through what you already know and concentrate on what you need to learn. For many nursing students, FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control, and the potential to save time and money.

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Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is a nationally recognized accreditation agency approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

American Nurses Association Partnership

Capella is a proud partner with the American Nurses Association,  ANA has chosen Capella as a partner on the ANA Leadership Institute, providing nurse leadership development in a flexible format for nurses at the bedside or in the boardroom.

On-the-Job Impact

Our online healthcare administration, public health and nursing degrees are designed to deliver skills you can apply directly to your career right now. To meet the demands of an evolving health care system and the changing needs of patients, Capella has designed virtual labs with Vila Health™ and Riverbend City™ to practice solving real health care challenges. Through these simulations, you will quickly gain the interprofessional leadership skills and competencies that can make an impact in your career.

Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

Every member of Capella's nursing faculty has a doctoral degree combined with leadership experience, and a background in frontline nursing. Our expert nursing faculty will help you deepen your expertise, develop new skills and gain knowledge, while providing the support you need to prepare for challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

Ways to Save

  1. 1

    Credit for Real-World Experience

    You can earn credits through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process by demonstrating mastery of competencies, and may be eligible to earn credit for previous coursework, experience and learning.

  2. 2

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees. Check with your HR department to see if you are eligible.

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Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime

At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.