American Nurses Association and Capella University Announce Extended Collaboration (5/24/16)

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For Immediate Release: 
May 24, 2016

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Mike Buttry, 612.977.5499
Capella University
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American Nurses Association and Capella University Announce Extended Collaboration
Exciting partnership focuses on advancing the careers and leadership development
of nurses and the nursing profession

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The American Nurses Association (ANA) and Capella University have extended their working relationship through 2018 to focus on supporting and educating nurses who want to advance the nursing profession and impact quality of care and patient safety through nursing leadership.

Through this engagement, Capella University and the ANA Leadership Institute™ are now offering a "Nurse Leader Scholarship" for nurses who want to advance their career and move into expanded clinical and leadership roles. The scholarships, ranging from $4,500-$7,500, are available for Capella University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program and Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program. Applicants for the scholarship are required to be ANA members as of May 1, 2016, new to Capella, and must apply and start by September 12th.  

"ANA is excited that Capella is again offering this scholarship to our members and that we have an extended agreement to continue to advance nursing leadership," said ANA Chief Product and Marketing Officer Nancy Robert, PhD, MBA, RN.

ANA, the nation’s leading professional organization representing the interest of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses, is working with Capella through its Leadership Institute to create online courses and webinars designed to improve the leadership and management skills of nurses. 

"ANA’s focus on advancing the nursing profession directly aligns with Capella’s mission to educate nurses to be leaders in transforming health care," said F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Capella University. "We are pleased to continue our support for our joint efforts to improve care through affordable advanced nursing education that allows professional nurses to meet their education and career goals."

*The BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

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About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1993, the university is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of March 31, 2016, approximately 39,000 students were enrolled in Capella’s bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. Known for its commitment to learner success, academic quality and innovations in online education, Capella pioneered competency-based direct assessment programs allowing students to learn at their own pace. Capella University is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA).

About American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.4 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. The ANA Leadership Institute TM provides professionally developed programs that draw on evidence-based practice and multi-disciplinary approaches to build, develop, enhance and grow the leadership impact of nurses.

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