MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers, has announced a Magnet® Hospital grant opportunity. Employees of Magnet® hospitals who enroll in a BSN, MSN, DNP, MHA or DHA online degree program and meet all eligibility requirements will be eligible for a $3,000 grant if they begin a Capella degree program between Jan. 6 and April 7, 2014.
“Hundreds of hospitals, clinics, care centers, national nursing associations and other employers recognize that our online nursing programs are designed to meet and exceed the Institute of Medicine** recommendations.”
As of June 30, 2013, approximately 36,000 students were enrolled at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.
The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice, according to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. Developed by the ANCC, Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.
“At Capella, we are committed to providing a superior academic experience in our nursing and healthcare programs,” said Scott Kinney, president of Capella University. “Hundreds of hospitals, clinics, care centers, national nursing associations and other employers recognize that our online nursing programs are designed to meet and exceed the Institute of Medicine** recommendations.
“The Magnet® Hospital educational grant further demonstrates Capella’s alignment with the profession and our pursuit of the common goal sparked by the IOM report,” Kinney added. In response to that report, health care organizations are looking to increase their bachelor's degree-prepared RN staff to 80 percent, and double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
To learn more about Capella’s Magnet® Hospital grant opportunity, visit www.capella.edu/magnet.
ANCC National Magnet Conference®
The ANCC National Magnet Conference in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 1-4, is expected to draw nearly 7,000 nurse attendees. Capella, which is participating in the conference, is asking nurses to share in one word what “Nurse Leader” means to them via Twitter using the hashtag #NurseLeader.
About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of June 30, 2013, about 70 percent of Capella students were enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 144 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 22 certificate programs. Approximately 36,000 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2013, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).Visit the Capella Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CapellaUniversity.
*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and
is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.
**Institute of Medicine. (2010). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
ANCC National Magnet Conference®, Magnet Recognition Program® and Magnet® are registered trademarks of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). All rights reserved. The American Nurses Credentialing Center does not support or endorse Capella University’s products or services.