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Master's Programs in Nursing School of Public Service Leadership Capella University

  • Minneapolis, MN
    location
  • Private
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  • Urban
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  • 76%24%
    student ratio
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    total students
  • $11,880 | $11,880
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
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  • 6 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

Earn a degree online to take your nursing career to the next level

Capella University's degree programs in nursing are designed to prepare experienced nurses to meet the growing need for leadership, education, and research in the nursing profession. For example, the National League for Nursing recognizes that the Nursing Education specialization aligns with the Core Competencies for Nurse Educators, using competencies that are integral to the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. The RN-to-BSN specialization is designed to help students advance their nursing careers by transitioning their nursing diploma to bachelor's-level education. And unlike many DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) programs, Capella's DNP focuses on administrative, organizational, and systems leadership competencies to prepare students for a variety of nursing leadership positions. The DNP curriculum incorporates "The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice" established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Capella also offers 5 specializations for an MSN: "Nurse Educator," "Nurse Educator Bridge," "Diabetes Nursing," "Gerontology Nursing," and "Nursing Leadership and Administration." These incorporate "The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing," established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Master of Science in Nursing -- Diabetes Specialization

Students can develop the advanced skills and knowledge to lead, consult, and educate in diabetes treatment and prevention through this program. Capella University offers the only diabetes-focused MSN program available online. This online Master's program in diabetes nursing, part of Capella's CCNE-accredited* MSN program, is modeled on the "Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing" established by the American Association of Colleges.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree outcomes

With a master's degree in diabetes nursing from Capella, students will have the ability to perform patient assessment and diagnosis, as well as identify desired outcomes based on evidence and patient input. Students will also learn to formulate, implement, and evaluate a plan of care consistent with the evidence, diagnosis, and desired outcomes. Interested students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs available after earning an online master's in diabetes nursing include diabetes nurse specialist, nursing faculty member, nurse manager, diabetes nurse educator, diabetes nurse clinician, head nurse, or wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, pharmaceutical company, land-based or online university, or hospital-based school of nursing.

Master of Science in Nursing -- General Nursing Specialization

Students can build advanced capabilities, expand their career options, and meet the growing demand for highly skilled nursing professionals. In this program, part of Capella's CCNE-accredited MSN degree program, students have the flexibility to choose one of 6 emphases in diabetes nursing, gerontology nursing, nurse educator, or nursing leadership and administration. Students can grow their knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. They can explore current theory, new research, and evidence-based nursing practices in a program that incorporates "The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing" established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree outcomes

With a master's in general nursing from Capella, a graduate will have the ability to assimilate health care research, concepts of management and leadership as well as advanced knowledge, technology, and theories in evidence-based nursing practice. Students will also be equipped to integrate healthcare policies and regulations and apply professional ethics and legal standards in professional nursing practice. Interested students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in General Nursing include nurse specialist, nurse manager, nurse educator, nursing faculty member, chief nursing officer, clinical research consultant, or wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, land-based or online university, or hospital-based school of nursing.

Master of Science in Nursing -- Gerontology Nursing Specialization

The number of people ages 65 and older is expected to double in the next few decades, creating a demand for health and human service professionals with gerontology skills. This online master's program in gerontology offers a comprehensive examination of the impact of aging on individuals, families and communities. The curriculum covers such topics as the biological, epidemiological, psychological, and social changes caused by the aging process; cultural and social attitudes toward the aging; care and services that promote productive aging; multigenerational relationships; and the impact of an aging demographic on public policy.

This specialization is part of Capella University's broad portfolio of public service leadership offerings. Capella features a multidisciplinary approach to public service education that brings together faculty members and learners from public administration, public safety, and health care, professions that often must work together to address complex public sector challenges. Students benefit because they gain in-depth understanding of their specialized professions in the context of the larger public service environment.

Degree outcomes

Within a master's in gerontology program from Capella, a student will evaluate the impact of aging on individuals, families, and communities, and help develop gerontology-focused social policies and programs. They'll also learn to evaluate ethical, financial, and legal retirement issues, and create culturally sensitive systems of support for productive aging. Interested students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs to obtain with an online program in gerontology include case manager, director of nursing, assisted living manager, nursing home administrator, wellness director, or mental health counselor specializing in aging issues. Potential workplaces include: adult day care program, community, human service or religious organization, health care organization or long-term care facility, nursing home, or retirement community/assisted living facility.

Master of Science in Nursing -- Nurse Educator Specialization

Students in this program can acquire an advanced knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Understanding the design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of nurse education programs is an important principle taught in this program. This program, part of Capella's CCNE-accredited MSN program, is modeled on the "Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing" established by the American Association of Colleges. Successful graduates of this program are often registered nurses pursuing advanced positions as nurse educators or clinical nurse leaders in higher education institutions, health care organizations, or the military.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree outcomes

With a master's degree in nurse education, students will have learned to incorporate theories of nursing as well as adult learning, design, develop, evaluate, and revise nursing and health-related curricula, and adapt teaching strategies for a diverse population. Students will also be able to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing education and assess achievement of learning outcomes. Students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs for those with an online master's degree in nurse education include staff educator, claims investigator, nursing instructor, nursing faculty member, director of nursing or chief nursing officer. Potential workplaces include: hospital, home health care agency, community or technical college, land-based or online college or university, or hospital-based school of nursing.

Master of Science in Nursing -- Nursing Leadership and Administration Specialization

Part of Capella's CCNE-accredited MSN degree program, this streamlined specialization will help students to build critical skills and knowledge to make a bigger impact on health care policies and practices, and to become leaders in high-performing health care organizations. With their RN licenses and their previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work, they have an accelerated pathway toward their online Master of Nursing Leadership and Administration degree. Students can expand their knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. Then, students can explore, define, and develop traits that nurse executives need to manage health care quality and safety, manage the finance and operations of the health care organization, lead health care innovations, and respond to health care challenges and trends. The curriculum incorporates both the ""Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice"" and the ""Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing"" established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree outcomes

With a Master of Nursing Leadership and Administration degree program, a student will learn to build high quality healthcare organizations that meet compliance and regulatory standards, create organizational cultures that support quality patient care, and integrate nursing leadership theory and management skills to foster and promote ethical and legal health care delivery systems. Students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs found by graduates with online Master of Nursing Leadership and Administration degrees include emergency department director, nursing executive, nursing faculty, director of nursing, chief nursing officer, head nurse, and wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, home health care agency, community or technical college, land-based or online college or university, or hospital-based school of nursing.

RN to MSN Program in Diabetes Nursing

Students can develop the advanced skills and knowledge to lead, consult, and educate in diabetes treatment and prevention through this program. Capella University offers the only diabetes-focused MSN program available online. This online Master's program in diabetes nursing, part of Capella's CCNE-accredited* MSN program, is modeled on the "Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing" established by the American Association of Colleges.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree outcomes

With a master's degree in diabetes nursing from Capella, students will have the ability to perform patient assessment and diagnosis, as well as identify desired outcomes based on evidence and patient input. Students will also learn to formulate, implement, and evaluate a plan of care consistent with the evidence, diagnosis, and desired outcomes. Interested students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs available after earning an online master's in diabetes nursing include diabetes nurse specialist, nursing faculty member, nurse manager, diabetes nurse educator, diabetes nurse clinician, head nurse, or wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, pharmaceutical company, land-based or online university, or hospital-based school of nursing.

RN to MSN Program in General Nursing

Students can make the most of their educational investments, expand their career possibilities, and meet the growing demand for highly skilled nurses in this streamlined MSN specialization. Part of Capella's CCNE-Accredited MSN program, this specialization transforms students' RN licenses and their previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work into an accelerated pathway toward their online master's degrees in general nursing. Students also have the flexibility to choose one of 6 emphases -- they can choose any pairing of diabetes nursing, gerontology nursing, nurse educator, and nursing leadership and administration. Students can grow their knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. They can explore current theory, new research, and evidence-based nursing practices in a program that incorporates "The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing" established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree outcomes

With their master's degrees in general nursing from Capella, students will have the ability to assimilate health care research, concepts of management and leadership, advanced knowledge, technology, and theories in evidence-based nursing practice. Students will also be equipped to integrate healthcare policies and regulations and apply professional ethics and legal standards in professional nursing practice. Students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs for graduates with online master's degrees in general nursing include nurse specialist, nurse manager, nurse educator, nursing faculty, chief nursing officer, clinical research consultant, and wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, community health agency, community or technical college, land-based or online university, and hospital-based school of nursing.

RN to MSN Program in Gerontology Nursing

Part of Capella's CCNE-accredited MSN program, this streamlined specialization can enable students to make a bigger difference for aging patients, make a positive change in their careers -- and make the most of their educational investments by proceeding straight to their MSN degrees. With their RN licenses and previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work, students have an accelerated pathway toward their online master's degrees in gerontology nursing. Students can expand their knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. Then they can explore advanced theories, research, and evidence-based practices of caring for the aging client in various settings. The curriculum incorporates both the "Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice" and the "Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing" established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree outcomes

With their master's degrees in gerontology nursing from Capella, students will be prepared to apply theoretical, experiential, and systemic knowledge of the physical and psychological aspects of aging to nursing practice. Students will also be able to translate knowledge of laws, ethics, and social implications to evidence-based practice and care of the aging population. Students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs for graduates with online master's degrees in gerontology nursing include chief nursing officer, clinical gerontology consultant, director of nursing, nurse clinician, nurse educator, nurse manager, nursing faculty member, or patient educator. Potential workplaces include community health agencies, community or technical colleges, health clinics, home health care agencies, hospitals, hospital-based schools of nursing, land-based or online colleges or universities, long-term care facilities, or medical centers.

RN to MSN in Nurse Education Program

Students can prepare to educate the next generation of nursing professionals with this streamlined MSN specialization, part of Capella's CCNE-accredited MSN program. With an RN license and a previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work, students will have an accelerated pathway toward the online Master of Science in Nursing. Students can expand their knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. Then students can explore advanced nursing theory and practice, as well as the design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of nurse education programs. The curriculum incorporates both the "Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice" and the "Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing" established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree outcomes

With a master's degree in nurse education, students will have learned to incorporate theories of nursing as well as adult learning to design, develop, evaluate, and revise nursing and health-related curricula, as well as to adapt teaching strategies for a diverse population. Students will also be able to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing education and assess achievement of learning outcomes. Students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs for individuals with an online master's degree in nurse educcation include staff educator, claims investigator, nursing instructor, nursing faculty member, director of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Potential workplaces include a hospital, a home health care agency, a community or technical college, a land-based or online college or university, or a hospital-based school of nursing.

RN to MSN Program in Nursing Leadership and Administration

Part of Capella's CCNE-accredited MSN degree program, this streamlined specialization will help students to build critical skills and knowledge to make a bigger impact on health care policies and practices, and to become leaders in high-performing health care organizations. With their RN licenses and their previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work, they have an accelerated pathway toward their online Master of Nursing Leadership and Administration degree. Students can expand their knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. Then, students can explore, define, and develop traits that nurse executives need to manage health care quality and safety, manage the finance and operations of the health care organization, lead health care innovations, and respond to health care challenges and trends. The curriculum incorporates both the "Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice" and the "Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing" established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree outcomes

With a Master of Nursing Leadership and Administration degree program, a student will learn to build high quality healthcare organizations that meet compliance and regulatory standards, create organizational cultures that support quality patient care, and integrate nursing leadership theory and management skills to foster and promote ethical and legal health care delivery systems. Students can discover specifically what they'll learn -- and how they can apply it.

Career outcomes

Common jobs found by graduates with online Master of Nursing Leadership and Administration degrees include emergency department director, nursing executive, nursing faculty member, director of nursing, chief nursing officer, head nurse, and wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, home health care agency, community or technical college, land-based or online college or university, or hospital-based school of nursing.


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Master's Programs in Nursing

School of Public Service Leadership
Capella University

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Health Information Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Diabetes Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • Nursing Leadership And Administration Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • Gerontology Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • Nurse Educator Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • General Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
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    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$11,880
    • Out-of-state tuition *$11,880
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
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