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MSN - Care Coordination (CCNE-accredited)

Students seeking to learn advanced techniques in planning strategies, clinical processes, and collaborative efforts relating to patient care might consider Capella University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Care Coordination. Get more details about this online MSN program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Care Coordination

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Before enrolling in this MSN program, aspiring students should have earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and hold an RN license. It is helpful for students to be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational and communication skills. All applicants to Capella University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

From client assessment to trends in health care, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Care Coordination program at Capella University is designed to cover various approaches, duties, and leadership practices related to the coordination of patient care. Topics likely to be addressed in specialization courses include technologies in health care data collection, health promotion and disease management, the use of health informatics in care coordination, and care plan implementation practices. Students might also learn more about patient privacy and confidentiality, patient rights, regulatory requirements, patient care ethics, and the alignment of care coordination with health care needs. A field experience and the creation of a portfolio based on work accomplished in this experience is completed in a practicum and capstone. This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Learning Format:


Program Length:

54 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Care Coordination:

The 54 credits needed to earn this MSN degree reflects 34 credits in the core curriculum and 20 credits in specialization courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (34 credits)

  • Communication, Collaboration, and Case Analysis for Master's Learners
  • Health Care Law and Policy
  • Economics and Decision Making in Health Care
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Patient-Centered Care and Population Health
  • Quality Improvement of Interprofessional Care
  • Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice 1
  • Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
  • MSN Practicum and Capstone

Care Coordination Specialization Courses (20 credits)

  • Introduction to Care Coordination
  • Emerging Health Care Models and Care Coordination
  • Structure and Process in Care Coordination
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations in Care Coordination
  • Leadership in Care Coordination

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they have obtained this MSN degree in Care Coordination, graduates who wish to pursue upper level administrative careers in clinical settings or in academics might seek a doctorate. A doctoral degree could be necessary to qualify for these types of positions, which could lead to such responsibilities as designing health care delivery systems or overseeing nursing programs at colleges or universities. These graduates might consider the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing - Care Coordination program may be ready to seek leadership responsibilities in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health nursing companies. Responsibilities might include setting up patient treatment plans, consulting with patients and families, and ensuring compliance with health care laws.

Possible job titles for graduates include:

  • Care manager
  • Clinical coordinator
  • Nursing case manager
  • Patient navigator
  • Nursing director

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