Program Overview

A bachelor’s degree is becoming standard for nurses, but you can take your education even further—all the way to your MSN. Build advanced skills and knowledge to confront the growing impact of diabetes with an online Master’s in Diabetes Nursing. Capella’s online, CCNE-accredited RN-to-MSN  Diabetes Nursing program—in conjunction with your RN license and 135 quarter credits of undergraduate work— is the most efficient and affordable path to your MSN, allowing you to bridge your RN to an MSN in as little as two years without the additional time and expense of earning a BSN.

Expand your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. Then explore theories and evidence-based therapeutics to care for the special needs of individuals and vulnerable populations with diabetes and related conditions.

The diabetes nursing curriculum incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, and hands-on practice immersion.

With your Master in Diabetes Nursing from Capella you'll have the ability to perform patient assessment and diagnosis, as well as identify desired outcomes based on evidence and patient input. You'll also learn to formulate, implement, and evaluate a plan of care consistent with the evidence, diagnosis, and desired outcomes.

Common jobs with an online Master in Diabetes Nursing include diabetes nurse specialist, nursing faculty, 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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org.
    • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

    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.

    Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Requirements

    Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

    Basic requirements for all programs:

    • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
    • Acknowledgement agreement
    • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
    • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
    • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

    Minimum level of education required:

    • Applicants must have a BSN degree from an accredited institution.
    • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • Current, unrestricted RN license to practice in the United States (or its equivalent).
    • One year of licensed RN work experience or current employment as an RN.
    • Completion and submission of the RN License Verification Form.
    • Arkansas residents must complete Arkansas general education requirements.
    • RN license verification required.  
    • This program is not designed to prepare graduates for entry-level or advanced practice licensure as a nurse.

    School Overview

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

    Respected programs that move you forward
    Organizations around the world have acknowledged Capella’s commitment to quality education with accreditations, state approvals, certifications, awards, recognitions, and designations. Right now, more than 37,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs. 

    Online education. Two ways.
    Our FlexPath format lets you set your own deadlines and move at your own pace. Our GuidedPath format offers extra structure for those who need it.

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    Online flexibility and personalized support 
    At Capella, online learning means you can take your courseroom anywhere, learning when and where it fits your life. And if you need backup, support services are available every step of the way.

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    Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, 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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