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Capella University Reviews of Master's in Nursing

17 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $14,148

100% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Student Reviews - Master's in Nursing

Student Reviews - Master's in Nursing

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Rainy LaHaie

Reviewed: 9/9/2023

Degree: Nursing

I chose the flex path for both my BSN and MSN-education. I'm not a great test taker and now that I've been a practicing nurse for 14 years, with parenting and other responsibilities, this path worked well for me. I saw some nurses complete their degrees in one or two billing cycle but I took a little over a year for each degree. Flex path allowed me to write papers on my expertise, hospice. Some where so good I was encouraged to publish. I feel that I learned more about hospice by writing papers... Read More


Reviewed: 9/7/2023

Degree: Nursing

Some professors were easy while others made it hard for no reason! Its typical nursing school! I chose flexpath which was easier to breeze through classes and it was affordable . My academic coach was trash. My self and several other students had complaints!


Reviewed: 6/15/2023

Degree: Nursing

I graduated from the Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education via the FlexPath program. I did the RN to MSN track since I had a BA in another area and really wanted the MSN degree for my educational goals. The flex path program is designed for students with some academic experience who can keep themselves motivated. I completed the program in 9 months. Each class has 3-6 "assessments," which are clearly laid out for the students. A rubric is provided for each assessment to guide the students.... Read More

Tiffany Miles

Reviewed: 5/8/2023

Degree: Nursing

I graduated in November 2021 with my AAS in Nursing. I started Capella in January of 2022 in the BSN program. I finished May of 2022. I decided to get my MSN. I started it in July 2022. I just completed my Capstone on May 7, 2023. I have had a lot going on in my life and some stumbling blocks come about. I'm am proud of myself as a single parent of 2 working full-time and being able to complete my MSN in Leadership and Administration Program. I look forward to the road that lies ahead. I wish anyone... Read More

Nurse Kae MSN

Reviewed: 4/19/2023

Degree: Nursing

I Had a great experience attending Capella University. I had great professors that were very supportive and very encouraging as well. I did my research before picking this school and saw many mixed reviews, however, I decided to go with Capella because they offer the flex path program which gave me the option to complete my degree at my own pace. I also feel the university is very affordable compared to other online programs. Overall great learning experience through this university!

Rainy LaHaie

Reviewed: 3/22/2023

Degree: Nursing

I took the flex path option for both my BSN and MSN and loved the self paced, competency based program. I wrote almost all my papers on my passion, hospice. I was encouraged to publish several papers by my professors and created a hospital based end of life educational program with my BSN and a college institute high fidelity simulation for my MSN Capstone for the college I teach at. With a full time job and family, I felt this path gave me so much experience and satisfaction as a student. Many students... Read More


Reviewed: 1/30/2023

Degree: Nursing

Please do not waste your time, energy and/or money on their flexpath program. Coaches offer no guidance and steer you wrong. You do not have autonomy over your academics. Heaven forbid life gets in the way, it is held against you. LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!!!

Chelsea Rose

Reviewed: 4/29/2021

Degree: Nursing

I took the Flex program for my MSN and I am appalled by the treatment I have received from the Academic advisers and financial advisers. I had to take a leave of absence after working the front lines during the peak of COVID and then getting COVID. They told me and supported me with taking a "Leave of Absence", then billed me a FULL TUITION charge for a class I did not complete!! I am so disappointed in the lack of empathy and just decency. I dropped out of the program because of it. I will never... Read More


Reviewed: 10/6/2020

Degree: Nursing

I have nothing but good to say about this school/university. I got both my BSN and MSN here and am about to sign back up for the DNP program. Beware of negative reviews where people complain of not succeeding because that is a direct reflection on them and their study ethic. If you are not a self-starter, self-motivated learner, you won't do well in ANY school. The one who are complaining would complain if they had signed up at Harvard or Yale then complained about how expensive it was. Come on folks....DO... Read More

Loretta S.

Reviewed: 11/20/2019

Degree: Nursing

The Capella University on-line program is excellent. My course of study included the Guidepath way; this worked for me because I am an older student who needed the assurance that someone would be there to "guide" me through the on-line process. In particular, the complimentary trial course sealed the deal, because it gave an introduction to the LMS of Blackboard. A user-friendly product, which boosted my confidence level, and allowed me to attain the MSN in Nursing Education at my own pace. I looked... Read More

Trish Randall

Reviewed: 3/8/2018

Degree: Nursing

My experience with Capella has been wonderful. I have found the professors to be responsive and engaged, and the courses to be challenging. I have not experienced any problems but any time I had to call with a question or speak with my advisor I found my questions were answered quickly and professionally.

Staff RN

Reviewed: 3/31/2017

Degree: Nursing

I transferred to Capella from a "brick-and-mortar" university where I also received my BS degree. I have had better experiences with Capella while obtaining my MSN than I did at my former school (no problems obtaining my BS). The course work at Capella is just as challenging. I appreciate the fact that there are no group assignments like there were at my former school. I work with other people every day at work and have been for years. I don't need the frustration of group assignments to prove that... Read More


Reviewed: 3/29/2017

Degree: Nursing

So I did the RN to MSN program with Capella university and I must say it was a overall good experience. I had one class in which I would have my papers reviewed before I submitted them and twice received a grade of 50 with no real explanation and that was discouraging. But aside from that one class and professor (I requested not to have them again for any future classes) my experience was good. If I had questions or concerns I could always reach out to the professors. If they felt I was lacking in... Read More


Reviewed: 10/2/2016

Degree: Nursing

I have completed only 2 classes with this school. So far my admission, financial aid, snd response time to emails or phone messages has been top notch. I have received amazing support and speedy service. I will continue to review as i continue with my journey. Thus far, I highly recommend this school for nursing programs.

Kathy Aanonsen

Reviewed: 9/19/2016

Degree: Nursing

Similar to other reviews, I cannot understand why some reviewers have given Capella bad - and some terrible - reviews. I've been with Capella University for a few years, and the only issue I can honestly say I have is with the changes made in how we obtain our text books... That's it. Otherwise, each and every one of my instructors have been phenomenal - granted, some more than others - but all were wonderful in their own right and each had their strengths. But, they all had a great deal of experience,... Read More

Horrified Student

Reviewed: 5/3/2016

Degree: Nursing

I have to have a graduate date to review, but I did not stay with this college. The class I took when I started my master's was easy. The financial aid office messed up my money situation. They did not tell me, I had to find this out after it was too late. I tried multiple times to get it straightened out, and spent countless hours on the phone with different departments. No help. Finally, I quit and enrolled in a normal school with a great support system. I am left owing them money for their mistake... Read More

MSN. ed grad

Reviewed: 7/8/2015

Degree: Nursing

As a recent graduate of Capella's MSN program (nursing education), I would like to say the curriculum prepared me for my teaching role. While enrolled, the college where I work went through a board of nursing accreditation. The concepts learned helped me prepare for that process. I found the instructors to be very knowledgeable in their field and always willing to help. They always provided timely feedback when needed and when personal issues arose, were willing to work with me. I put in a lot of... Read More


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