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Capella University (Nursing)

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 65%35%
    student ratio
  • 7,487
    total students
  • $10,980 | $10,980
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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    sat math
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    sat reading
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    sat writing
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RN to BSN Program Overview

Students of this program are prepared to meet the growing demand for bachelor's-prepared nurses. This online RN-to-BSN program incorporates the standards established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This program is designed to provide licensed registered nurses with the additional knowledge, skills, and decision-making proficiencies needed in today's more complex health care environment.

This rich, collaborative learning experience includes interactive multimedia materials and other course work that will help students expand their knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention; multicultural wellness strategies; pharmacology and patient safety; patient care technology; collaborative nursing group processes; leadership and management; and policy, law, ethics, and regulations in professional nursing practice.

RN license verification required.

Washington residents are currently not eligible to enroll in this program. Arkansas residents must complete Arkansas general education requirements.

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

Degree outcomes

With their Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degrees from Capella, graduates will have the ability to conduct comprehensive and focused assessments of health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations. Students will also learn to incorporate safety and quality practices and evidence-based practice interventions, as well as understand the scope and role of policy, finance, and regulatory environments.

Career outcomes

Common jobs with an online Bachelor's of Science in Nursing include registered nurse, home health nurse, community health nurse, school nurse, industrial health nurse, case management nurse or licensed practical nurse (LPN) instructor. Potential workplaces include: hospital, long-term care facility, home health agency, school, public health clinic or government agency.

Capella is an accredited university, a vibrant community of learners, and a faculty of committed and engaging instructors. Through its online campus and course rooms, Capella provides exceptional higher education to adult learners throughout the United States and across the globe.

Capella Overview

Dr. Harold Abel and Stephen Shank founded Capella University in 1993. Since that time, it has been the university's mission to extend access to high quality doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. The online, competency-based programs deliver core skills that are immediately applicable and professionally relevant.

Capella University's competency-based curriculum is built with input from employers and alignment to industry association standards. Capella delivers the instructions to help students develop the skills needed to succeed in their fields. This unique approach delivers learning outcomes that lead to superior career outcomes.

Online learning is flexible -- students can work on their courses at a time and place that fits their lives -- but they should expect to be engaged, inspired, and challenged. At Capella, students will use the online campus and their courserooms to connect and engage with course materials, their classmates, instructors, and more.

Capella is owned by the publicly traded Capella Education Company, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

University Mission

The mission of Capella University is to extend access to high quality bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. This mission is fulfilled through innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of adult learners and involve active, engaging, challenging, and relevant learning experiences offered in a variety of delivery modes.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions requirements vary by program and specialization. International applicants residing outside the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands are not eligible for acceptance into programs requiring supervised clinical internships or practica within the Schools of Education, Human Services, and Psychology. Interested individuals can learn more about the online doctoral, master's, MBA, undergraduate, and certificate programs -- and get answers to their questions about Capella and online learning -- by speaking to an enrollment counselor at 1.888.227.3552.

Financial aid

Capella participates in several federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide information on other non-federal loan programs.

Capella-funded scholarships are also available in select disciplines, such as the Robert C. Ford Human Services Scholarship and the Helene Krivosha Scholarship for education students. There are also external scholarships offered specifically to Capella students, such as the Go the Distance Scholarship.

To discuss financial aid options, interested students should please contact one of the enrollment counselors at 1.888.227.3552.

Location & Contact

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Enrollment Services

Phone: 866-2837921
Fax: 612-977-5060

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Retailing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Informatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Protective Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled7,487
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$10,980
    • Out-of-state tuition *$10,980
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,487
    • Male Student Percentage35%
    • Female Student Percentage65%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.62%
    • Black or African American27.46%
    • White or Caucasian38.88%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.51%
    • Asian1.11%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.36%
    • Two or more races1.52%
    • Unknown25.2%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state StudentsNot Reported





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