Master’s Degree: MSN in RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited) (Capella University)

Make the most of your educational investment, expand your career possibilities, and meet the growing demand for highly skilled nurses in a streamlined online MSN specialization. Part of Capella’s CCNE-Accredited MSN program, this specialization transforms your RN license and your previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work into an accelerated pathway toward your online Master in General Nursing. You also have the flexibility to choose one of three emphases — choose any pairing of diabetes nursing, nurse educator, and nursing leadership and administration. Grow your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. 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).

With your Master in General Nursing from Capella, you’ll 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. You will also be equipped to integrate healthcare policies and regulations and apply professional ethics and legal standards in professional nursing practice.

Common jobs with an online Master in General Nursing include nurse specialist, nurse manager, nurse educator, nursing faculty, 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.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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RN license verification required. This program is not designed to prepare graduates for entry-level or advanced practice licensure as a nurse.

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.

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