Capella University Celebrates 2013 National Nurses Week with $3,000 Corporate Alliance Grant and Free Webcast Eligible for CE Credit

Capella University Celebrates 2013 National Nurses Week with $3,000 Corporate Alliance Grant and Free Webcast Eligible for CE Credit

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, an that has built its reputation by providing high quality has announced that it will honor National Nurses Week this year by offering a to eligible enrollees of its CCNE-accredited** nursing programs, as well as a worth one contact hour towards continuing education (CE) credit***. This year, National Nurses Week is being celebrated May 6-12, with “” as the 2013 theme.

“As a recent report from the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation made clear, there’s never been a greater need for nurse leaders,” said Capella’s director of nursing and health care, Lonnie Wederski, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN. “In honor of National Nurses Week, we wanted to make it easier for nurses to increase their leadership skills. We’re presenting a free 60-minute on-demand webcast available to all interested nurses. And for those wanting to further develop their leadership skills, we’re offering a $3,000 grant to nurses who enroll in one of our , or programs by August 5 and who are members or employees of one of our hundreds of corporate alliance partners.”

Capella’s free webcast, titled “Capella Nurses Week Coalition: Preparing Nurse Leaders to Drive Innovation in Health Care,” is a featuring a panel of health care experts who explore how nurse leaders can drive innovation in health care access and quality. The discussion is moderated by Dr. Wederski and panelists include:

The webcast is equal to one contact hour towards CE credit. The on-demand webcast is currently available and can be accessed at .

Employees or members of Capella corporate alliance partners are eligible for a $3,000 Nurses Week Alliance Grant when they enroll as new students and begin one of Capella’s CCNE-accredited nursing programs by August 5, 2013. The grant can be combined with available alliance discounts to make the degree even more affordable. Capella has more than 500 education alliance partners including national nursing associations and more than 50 health care organizations. For more information on eligibility for this grant, contact a nursing enrollment counselor at 1-877-295-6776 or go to .

Capella nursing programs eligible for the grant include a CCNE-accredited (DNP) focused on administrative, organizational, and systems leadership in the nursing field; a CCNE-accredited MSN program with specializations in ,,, , and , and RN-to-MSN specializations in ,,,, and ;anda CCNE-accredited (BSN).

Capella University () is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently 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 145 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 23 certificate programs. More than 36,000 learners were enrolled as of Dec. 31, 2012, 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 or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552)

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*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),.Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),.

**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, .

***The webcast activity is approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.