Capella University

Degrees & Certifications RN to BSN
Capella University

 

To Learn more about the program and apply to Capella University Click Here.

(Do NOT actually enroll to Capella University until you have been approved to participate in the BHMT RN to BSN program.)

 

Contact:

Jeff Malherek and dedicated nursing team
Email: kaisernursing@capella.edu
Phone: 1-866-670-8737

 

School Overview

Capella University’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Over 37,000 students are enrolled in Capella’s bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and certificate programs. Capella is known for its commitment to student success, academic quality and innovations in online education.

 

Program Highlights

  • Capella provides two RN-to-BSN learning options designed for busy nurses who want to build upon what they already know in the most efficient way – GuidedPath and FlexPath.
  • Capella’s GuidedPath learning option combines the structure of preset assignments and deadlines with the flexibility of attending class online anytime 24/7.
  • Our self-paced learning option, FlexPath, lets you take courses at your own speed, whenever your schedule allows. We understand that life happens. With FlexPath, you can build the career-advancing knowledge and skills you need, but with a class schedule entirely controlled by you.
  • There are monthly start dates for the GuidedPath and Flexpath options.
  • Credits from prior learning, combined with transfer credits, may be applied for up to 75% of the RN-to-BSN program requirements, leaving 11 nursing courses to complete. And, there are no prerequisites.
  • You won’t be alone. Capella offers support at every stage of your learning experience, with dedicated resources and staff to assist you wherever you need help, from admissions to graduation.
 GuidedPathFlexPath
  The original online-learning format that's flexible for your schedule and guides you along The self-paced format that lets you move quickly through subjects you already know, so you can spend time learning new knowledge and skills
Course Structure Interactive
Weekly online discussions with faculty and classmates, plus end-of-week assignment deadlines
Work independently
Complete courses at your own pace, with no preset deadlines or wait time to move to the next course
Support Regular check-ins
Faculty feedback in your courses with academic coaches and program advisors to keep you on track
1:1 engagement
Get learning support from tutors, detailed feedback from faculty, personalized planning from coaches
Assignments & Deadlines Predictable path from start to finish
Courses will have a similar rhythm to deadlines, so you can form homework habits around your schedule
Set your own deadlines
Work with your FlexPath coach to plan when you'll complete each assignment based on your schedule

 

Delivery Type: Online. In-person attendance is not required for any courses within the program.
States: All state residents, except Washington residents, are eligible to enroll in this program.
Accreditation: 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. In addition, the RN-to-BSN program at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
Units for Nursing Core: 66 quarter credits
Units Required for BSN: 180 quarter credits (most students transfer in 110-114 credits leaving 66-70 to complete)
Residency requirement: None
Length of Program

RN-to-BSN GuidedPath: 15-18 months
RN-to-BSN FlexPath: 12-15 months

Tuition Cost

RN-to-BSN GuidedPath: $16,390
RN-to-BSN FlexPath: $8,640 (12-month program length)
$10,800 (15-month program length)

Admission Requirements

  • Nursing diploma or associate’s degree in nursing.
  • Your official transcripts, reflecting a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the GuidedPath option.
  • The recommended minimum GPA is 3.0 for the FlexPath option. Applicants with lower GPAs may be considered by providing additional documentation for a holistic review.
    • Step Into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. You may start a program in our structured, online format, and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course, at a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • RN license verification and work experience acknowledgement form that verifies:
    • Your current, unrestricted RN license (or its equivalent) to practice in the United States.
  • Applicants who do not have any credits eligible for transfer must successfully complete a university-approved reading and writing assessment. By evaluating your skills prior to your first course, Capella can more effectively provide resources to prepare you for a successful learning experience.
  • SAT and ACT are not required for admission.

 

Admission Process

  • Students visit www.capella.edu/kaiserpermanente and choose to speak to an enrollment counselor or call 1-866-670-8737.
  • Student self-identifies as a Kaiser employee and part of the BHMT program. Student provides the BHMT award approval email to Enrollment Counselor.
  • Student fills out admission application, including Transcript Request form [Capella requests the transcript(s)].
  • Student chooses start date for RN-to-BSN program.
  • Admission and transcript fees are waived.

 

Graduation Process

  • Submit your graduation application.
  • Once the application has been received, the Records Processing and Operations department will work to determine your program completion status and notify you of the results.
  • If you are awarded or approved for graduation and you have completed all requirements for your degree, your degree will be conferred and you will receive your final transcript and diploma.
  • You can attend a commencement ceremony (held twice per year) or watch the webcast.
  • Upon graduation your free lifetime membership in the Capella University Alumni Association begins.
Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None
Prerequisites to be taken within a certain amount of time: N/A
Diversity education course required? No
Free transcript evaluation provided? Yes
International transcripts: An individual is considered an international applicant if the highest degree completed was outside of the U.S., regardless of where the individual currently lives. International applications include all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens who have completed their most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the U.S.

 

In addition to the admission requirements, the following materials will need to be submitted:

  • Minimum scores and acceptable tests for proof of English proficiency
  • Transcript evaluation

 

Contact for student questions: Please call 1-866-670-8737, email kaisernursing@capella.edu, or visit www.capella.edu/kaiserpermanente and choose to speak to a dedicated enrollment counselor.

 

Prep and Computer Skills prior to Applying

  • Does the institution provide an orientation prior to the first course?
    Yes. During the staff-facilitated University Orientation Seminar, which occurs prior to your first academic course, you will experience Capella’s courseroom and its navigation first hand, practice study skills, learn about Capella’s academic standards and program requirements, and find the resources and support to help you achieve success in the program.
  • What computer skills are expected of the students?
    Basic computer skills needed include familiarity with Microsoft Office or comparable MAC product and the ability to search the Internet.

     

    Expert and friendly technical support is available 24/7 every day of the year by calling 1-888-227-3552, option 3.

     

    Recommended Computer Specifications
    A reliable computer, up-to-date software, and an Internet connection are the critical components required to ensure the successful completion of your coursework.
     
    Capella University’s technical support staff strongly recommends a broadband (Cable or DSL) Internet connection. Other high-speed and broadband connections will work but will not provide the best performance of tools and resources used by Capella, such as a Satellite connection or a shared/community Internet connection.

     

    General Education: 45 general education quarter credits. Please check the Ben U Transfer Guide to see what courses will satisfy some of the General Education requirements for Capella University.

Program Details

 

Nursing Core

 

FlexPath Pricing
 Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust Tuition
FlexPath Billing Session*$2,160
Tuition for 12 months$8,640
Tuition for 15 months$10,800

*Billing sessions are 12 weeks in length and are based on each individual learner’s schedule. Learners can complete as many courses as they are able within the billing session taking up to two courses at any one time. Cost of eBooks is included.

 

GuidedPath Pricing

Suggested Program Structure and Tuition for Full-Time Course of Study RN-to-BSN Program Example

UnitCourseCourse NameTuitionResource Kit*
6NHS4000Developing a Health Care Perspective$1,490$125
6BSN4008Organizational and Systems Management for Quality Outcomes$1,490$125
6BSN4010Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Vulnerable and Diverse Populations$1,490
6BSN4012Nursing Leadership and Management$1,490$125
6BSN4004Nursing Research and Informatics$1,490
6BSN4006Policy, Law, Ethics, and Regulations$1,490$125
6BSN4002Assessment, Communication, and Collaboration$1,490
6BSN4014Global Perspectives of Community and Public Service$1,490$125
6BSN4016Pharmacology for Patient Safety$1,490
6BSN4017Collaborative Group Process for Nursing Professionals$1,490$125
6BSN4020Nursing Capstone Project$1,490

 

COST SUMMARY (Appx. 1.5 Year Program)
ItemCost
Tuition for Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust$16,390
Resource Kit$750
Total Program Cost$17,140

*The Resource Kit fee covers course materials for the RN-to-BSN program. Only eBooks are used in the RN-to-BSN program.

This scenario is assuming all lower division credits have been met. There is an opportunity for special pricing on lower division credits. This scenario is assuming the learner meets all eligibility requirements.