Welcome to the Graduate Program

The graduate program seeks excellent nurses in pursuit of advancing their nursing education.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Program
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Nursing Administration Program
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Best Online Master's in Nursing Program
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MSN Programs

Our MSN Program concentrations provide students the opportunity to learn from award winning nursing and interprofessional faculty to become leaders in their chosen field.

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Doctoral Programs

Our Doctoral Programs provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to advance health care by applying evidence to practice and by generating new evidence to fill practice gaps.

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Post-Graduate Certificate Programs

Our post-graduate certificate concentrations provide students with the pathways to expand their expertise to serve a wider patient population.

Patricia Carter, PhD, RN, CNS

Welcome to the CCN Graduate Program!

The Capstone College of Nursing is committed to improving the lives of individuals and communities across the nation by providing advanced graduate education to nurses seeking Master and/or Doctoral degrees. Our MSN graduates provide advanced care to individuals and families across the lifespan (Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) or to lead health care organizations (Nurse Administration). Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates apply evidence-based interventions to improve the quality of care provided across populations. Our EdD graduates are filling the nursing educator shortage and our PhD Nursing Science graduates are generating solutions to critical health care problems. These degree paths provide opportunities for nurses to obtain the advanced knowledge and skills required to become leaders in their specialty areas. We are committed to accessibility and therefore offer each of our programs in quality online distance accessible formats. Nurses are creative, dedicated, and innovative individuals who have the capacity to change the world around them for good. The faculty and staff at the Capstone College of Nursing provide a supportive learning environment that will inspire you to reach your next level of success. I challenge you imagine yourself there and to pursue the education you need to achieve it with us.

Patricia Carter, PhD, RN, CNS
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs