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Master of Science in Nursing Program

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Deepen your knowledge of health care systems and policies, dive into patient education, expand your career potential, and enhance your impact on patient care with an online MSN degree from Capella. 

Why Choose Capella?

Here you’ll find three pathways to your Master of Science in Nursing: MSN, RN-to-MSN, and RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option. Our online programs are grounded in best academic and clinical practices and aligned to the nursing employers’ needs.

Two Learning Formats

Choose the option that fits: GuidedPath, a flexible yet structured approach or FlexPath, a self-paced format.

Apply What You Know

Potentially save time and money by transferring up to 12 credits into your MSN program or through our Prior Learning Assessment.

Immersive Learning Experiences

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

Integrated AACN Standards

Our curriculum incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing. 

Expert Advisory Board

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


Apply what you’re learning in the field using the best available evidence to solve real health care challenges.

Online MSN Programs - Capella University

Try FlexPath For Free

Take a free FlexPath Trial Course and see all the great benefits our self-paced learning format has to offer.

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Program Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

Accredited & Respected

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

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.

Nursing Practice Immersion: What to Expect

If you’re interested in an advanced degree, consider your career goals to find the right program for you.

4 Things to Look for in an Online MSN Program

Consider these factors when selecting a Master of Science in Nursing program.

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Ready for the Next Step?

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