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This program emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention in diverse populations, global wellness strategies, patient safety, pharmacology, technology, leadership, ethics, and regulations. Learn to apply evidence-based theories, research, and best practices from a global community and public service perspective.

Outcome goals and graduates' proficiency levels

These results show recent Capella graduates' proficiency levels in the expected learning outcomes for this program. Faculty make this assessment in the capstone course—the final course in which Capella students demonstrate what they’ve learned.

2017-2018 Demonstration of Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration for quality outcomes.

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Incorporate a holistic, caring, culturally appropriate nursing approach that contributes to the wellness and the health of individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.

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Integrate a holistic approach to local, regional, national, and global dynamics in nursing and healthcare system delivery.

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Conduct comprehensive and focused assessments of health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.

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Apply and incorporate a basic understanding of the concepts of health promotion and disease prevention as a means of improving health at the individual, population, and community level.

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Incorporate evidence-based practice interventions (e.g., information systems, patient care technologies) as appropriate for managing the acute and chronic care of patients, promoting health across the lifespan.

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Apply knowledge of organizational behavior, nursing theory, and systems (micro and macro) as appropriate for the scope and role of one's own practice.

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Understand the scope and role of policy, finance, and regulatory environments in relationship to individual and population outcomes.

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Incorporate concepts of patient safety, clinical management, and quality improvement to improve patient outcomes.

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Incorporate the qualities, skills, behaviors, and knowledge required to function as a patient advocate, practice high quality care, assess and evaluate patient outcomes, and provide leadership in improving care.

Capella Learning and Career Outcomes - Bachelor of Science in Nursing Outcomes

Outcome Demonstrations
Source: Aggregated faculty judgments of learner demonstration of program outcomes from Q2 2017 — Q1 2018 capstone courses.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) specializations

  • RN-to-BSN completion

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • Capella's BSN program with a specialization in RN-to-BSN degree completion incorporates the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
  • The BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) report shows that Capella seniors score significantly higher in critical thinking and written communication compared to seniors from non-proprietary and other proprietary institutions. The full CLA+ report is available.
  • Capella's BSN program is designed to meet the complex demands of today's health care environment, including knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention, and the use of technology to track and assess health.
  • BSN students will benefit from Capella's inter professional approach to public service education, which brings together faculty and students from health care, public administration, and public safety, professionals who often must work together to address public sector challenges.
  • The program aligns the needs of entering learners while preparing those who plan to extend to a MSN program.
  • Capella University has a faculty of experienced health care professionals and practitioners.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Career Preparation

BSN Graduates

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Career Preparation

BSN Program Graduates

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career: 88%

My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions: 88%

Capella's competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession: 82%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 - Q1 2018.

Career & Professional Accomplishments

BSN Graduates

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Career and Professional Accomplishments

BSN Program Graduates

Made a significant contribution to my profession: 30%

Successfully changed jobs and-or-careers: 30%

Assumed leadership responsibilities: 23%

Received a salary increase: 20%

Received a promotion: 25%

Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q1 2018.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing have been combined for these Student Experience results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni feel about Capella and what general skills and abilities they gained.

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Satisfaction with Capella

BSN Program Graduates

I have or intend to recommend Capella: 100%

I am satisfied with my Capella education: 95%

Capella gave me the most efficient direct path to completing my degree: 100%

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q1 2018.

Skills & Abilities
All Social & Behavioral Sciences Doctoral Graduates

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Skills & Abilities

BSN Program Graduates

Write clearly, accurately, and professionally; use sources appropriately: 100%

Communicate thoughts and ideas in varied settings : 100%

Show ethical conduct reflecting values and beliefs of discipline : 100%

Show knowledge of field; respect contributions of other fields : 100%

Analyze theoretical issues or investigate real-world phenomena, create knowledge : 100%

Locate, evaluate and communicate information; address legal, professional, other issues : 100%

Critically examine, analyze, and evaluate thinking using intellectual standards and creativity : 95%

Critically evaluate, select, and use discipline-appropriate technology : 100%

Show appreciation of group and individual differences : 95%

Demonstrate effective leadership in diverse environments: 89%

Apply specialized knowledge associated with professional practice area: 94%

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "exceptional" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q2 2018.

Expense, completion, & career information (Gainful Employment)

Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (ED) (under 34 CFR 688.6), provide some information about completion, expenses, and occupations. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The ED has defined time to complete for a bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

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