We Are Professionally-Aligned
Capella partners with employers and key professional organizations to build nursing programs that align with the latest industry standards and deliver skills that you can immediately apply to your career — so you can start making a bigger impact right away. Courses are also designed around real-world application to ensure you gain the skills and knowledge you need to make a lasting impact, increase the quality of care, and boost population health.
Hundreds of hospitals, clinics, care centers, and national nursing associations trust Capella to develop the most relevant curriculum year after year to help organizations increase their bachelor's-prepared RN staff to 80%, and double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020*, as called for by the Institute of Medicine.*
* Institute of Medicine. (2010). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press
Capella: An Accredited University
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.
Capella's BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs are accredited* by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 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.
*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.
American Nurses Association Partnership
Capella is a proud partner with the American Nurses Association, giving ANA members many great benefits, including a 10% tuition discount on Capella degree programs.
In addition, ANA has chosen Capella as a partner on the ANA Leadership Institute. The following ANA Leadership Institute offerings are powered by Capella University, providing nurse leadership development in a flexible format for nurses at the bedside or in the boardroom.
Vila Health™ and Riverbend City™: Capella's Exclusive Virtual Labs
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.
The Right Path to Your Goals
Select your current degree to see the different options available for your nursing education. *
I have a:
RN (Registered Nurse)
BSN (Bachelor's of Science in Nursing)
MSN (Master's of Science in Nursing)
Non-Nursing Master's degree
* Time to completion varies based on course load and transfer credit amounts.
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.
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Nancy Trokan-Mathison Doctor of Nursing Practice
Dr. Christy Davidson consistently challenges learners to view their experiences from multiple perspectives, encouraging reflection and critical thinking that results in professional growth. Her positive, uplifting spirit leaps from the Capella Courseroom, and I feel like she is walking right alongside me on my journey to a doctoral degree I never dreamed possible.
Save Time And Money With Your CNML Credential
Earn credit for the knowledge you gained for your Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) credential. Save up to 9 months and over $4,600 on your MSN. Learn More.
Start Now, Save up to $5,000
New students who start an eligible nursing program between January and April 2015 and pass their first course and meet all other eligibility requirements are eligible to receive a scholarship $1,500 for nursing certificate programs, $3,000 for BSN program, $4,000 for MSN program, or $5,000 for DNP programs.
Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits.
10% Military Discount
Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 10% tuition discount on graduate programs.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.
Employer & Association Discounts
Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.
10% Association Member Discount
Capella is a proud partner with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Get Recognized For What You've Already Learned
Save up to six months and $8,640 on your degree with Capella's MBA Accelerated option for nurses who already have an MSN.
Students in certain programs have access to free online textbooks.
In addition to Capella-sponsored scholarship and grant opportunities, there are many other nursing scholarship programs available to help you fund your degree.
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.