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Ready to take the next step in your nursing career? The MSN program at Capella is designed to elevate your fundamental skills and help build your expertise in one of eight specializations.
Our CCNE-accredited* online MSN program is designed to help registered nurses reach for their career goals with flexible, online specializations.
*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 ( http://www.ccneaccreditation.org ).
As an MSN student, you’ll begin with core courses that lay the foundation for your program and strengthen your skills in key areas of nursing theory and practice. From there, you’ll move into the coursework for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and advance toward your final project.
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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 ( http://www.ccneaccreditation.org ).
Applicants to the MSN program must provide the following information for admission:
Applicants to the RN-to-MSN program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
View full admission requirements for each MSN specialization: Care Coordination, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Leadership and Administration, RN-to-MSN Care Coordination, RN-to-MSN Nursing Education, RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics, RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration
The total cost of your MSN program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
Find detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for each specialization: Care Coordination, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Leadership and Administration, RN-to-MSN Care Coordination, RN-to-MSN Nursing Education, RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics, RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration
Every MSN journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build advanced expertise for the next phases of your nursing career.*
*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.
Your lifestyle and learning preferences will factor into choosing a path for your MSN. FlexPath gives you the freedom to set your own deadlines and complete coursework at your own pace. GuidedPath offers a more structured approach with a fixed weekly schedule.
Not sure about FlexPath or GuidedPath? The Path Finder Quiz evaluates your learning style to help determine which learning format is better suited to your personal and professional goals.
If you’re an RN with an associate degree, the online RN-to-MSN program can help you streamline your path to a master’s degree.
The Capella School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board ensures your curriculum is developed with the insight and support of industry leaders.
More than 600 health care organizations invest in their employees by partnering with Capella University to offer tuition savings and other educational benefits.
“My master's and doctoral degrees from Capella opened up opportunities in nursing that I never imagined I would have the ability to do. I became a nurse educator, teaching nursing students how to be future nurses - impacting the nursing profession for years to come.”
*Actual FlexPath alum who agreed to appear in Capella promotional materials.