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Drexel University

Drexel University is one of the largest and most prominent private, Founded by financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel in 1891, the university is a leader in the integration of technology into academics. Drexel University, Philadelphia’s technological university, is among the top 50 private, non-profit, national doctoral/research universities in the US, and is ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges for 2007. Drexel University Online also received the 21st Century Best Practice Award for Distance Learning from the United States Distance Learning Association. Our quality programs and sophisticated e-learning method ensure that you will receive the same Drexel University education online, with no commuting, fixed class hours, or career interruption.

Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions has a national reputation as a leader in nursing education, drawing on its 130-year legacy of educating nurses for successful careers. Its origins date back to the former Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (est. 1864) and the Hahnemann Hospital Training School for Nurses (est. 1890).

Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions serves more than 1,500 students and offers certificates and nursing degrees online through several master’s degree programs and bachelor’s degree programs. U.S.News & World Report ranks Drexel University as having one of the 10 largest online graduate nursing programs in the country. A pioneer in online education, the College of Nursing has offered nursing degrees online through eLearning since 1997.

RN to BSN

The RN to BSN program is an online nursing Bachelor’s degree completion program providing Registered Nurses with access to the career advancement opportunities that come with a BSN degree. Graduates of this RN to BSN program perform better in their profession and assume roles that demand critical thinking, decision-making, communication and leadership skills. Core courses prepare graduates for population-based cases and the managed care environment. Support courses, electives and study in an area of student’s choice cover additional current issues in nursing.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Courses online, Clinical portion required
Educational Level: Bachelor
Language: English
Requirements: RN licensure, College GPA of 2.5 or above, college prerequesites with
a grade of C or better.

RN to BSN to MSN

This accelerated online degree completion program is designed for graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs who are committed to earning the Master of Science in Nursing degree. The RN to BSN to MSN innovative program allows nurses to pursue a maste’s degree while they still work on their bachelor’s. Students begin by completing the application process for the RN-BSN Completion Program. When the RN-BSN student is close to completing the BSN degree, an application is submitted to the graduate nursing program, and upon acceptance, will begin taking graduate level nursing courses. Students work closely with an academic advisor to ensure proper progression.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Courses online, Clinical portion required
Educational Level: Bachelor
Language: English
Requirements: RN-BSN: RN licensure, College GPA of 2.5 or above, college prerequesites
with a grade of C or better.

MSN Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The MSN Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares students for professional practice in the management of medical, surgical, and critical care patient populations. The program provides the knowledge and skills needed to improve and sustain the health of acutely ill patients. Emphasis is placed upon diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making. Acute care nurse practitioners are needed in a variety of healthcare settings, including: emergency departments, intensive care units, clinics, labs and more. This program is a high quality program that demands a major commitment of time by the advanced practice nursing student. Because students are being educated to diagnose and treat patients, the master’s program was designed to combine the convenience of online learning with the necessary rigor to become a competent and confident advanced practice nurse upon graduation. Admission to this program is restricted to students who will seek nurse practitioner clinical placements in the following states: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington DC, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Students who are residents of New York may apply, but they may not do their clinical in the state of New York.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Courses online, Clinical portion required
Educational Level: Master
Language: English
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (major in nursing) from an NLN-accredited program, GPA
of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the
BSN, If overall GPA is below 3.0 GRE is required, copy of RN license.

MSN Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The MSN Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program focuses on the application of advanced practice nursing knowledge in order to improve and maintain the health status of a variety of patient populations. The program prepares students to provide comprehensive psychiatric mental health care to those who are at risk for mental illness, as well as those who are in need of psychiatric services. The online MSN in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is a high quality program that demands a major commitment of time by the advanced practice nursing student. Because students are being educated to diagnose and treat patients, the master’s program was designed to combine the convenience of online learning with the necessary rigor to become a competent and confident advanced practice nurse upon graduation. Students admitted ‘out of region’ (out of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington DC, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts) will have to come to Drexel for an additional one-week mid-term clinical assessment during the middle of their program. Students who are residents of New York may apply, but they may not do their clinical in the state of New York.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Courses online, Clinical portion required
Educational Level: Master
Language: English
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (major in nursing) from an NLN-accredited program, GPA
of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the
BSN, If overall GPA is below 3.0 GRE is required, copy of RN license.

MSN in Clinical Trials Research

The MSN in Clinical Trials Research program prepares nurses for careers in clinical trials with a variety of organizations: community and private practices, pharmaceutical and other scientific companies that produce, test and market new products. Graduates of this program assume roles such as: research coordinator, clinical scientist, clinical trials manager, coordinator or developer. Many potential employers exist outside the hospital environment — in the community or private practices, and with the pharmaceutical and other scientific companies, that produce, test and market new products.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Courses online, Clinical portion required
Educational Level: Master
Language: English
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution, Cumulative GPA of 3.0
(Applications with GPA under 3.0 but greater than 2.75 will be reviewed by the Program
Director on individual basis), Millers Analogies Test (MAT) scores, Two years clinical
experience.

MSN in Contemporary Nursing Faculty

The MSN in Contemporary Nursing Faculty program prepares nurses to work as nursing educators in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings such as hospitals, community centers, corporate and philanthropic organizations. The program integrates theories specific to adult learning, curriculum design and evaluation of courses and programs, critical thinking, both clinical and classroom techniques, and the preparation for the role of the nursing professor. This unique program even instructs students on how to teach online and use technology to teach nursing in innovative ways. The two culminating practica provide students with opportunities to put what has been learned into practice.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Courses online, Clinical portion required
Educational Level: Master
Language: English
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (major in nursing) from an NLN-accredited program, GPA
of at least 3.0 (applications from R.N.’s who hold a non-nursing baccalaureate degree are
considered on an individual basis), copy of RN license.

MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice

The MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice program is designed for the graduate nursing student who seeks to innovate in a variety of roles, as clinician, educator, administrator, clinical scientist or in the business environment of healthcare. This degree offers curriculum flexibility with a goal of graduating forward-thinking nurses who may make unique contributions to nursing and healthcare. This MSN track is for the highly disciplined, independently thinking graduate nursing student whose career objectives may not be met by a more traditional graduate nursing curriculum. The ultimate aim of this ground-breaking degree is to graduate forward thinking nurses who may make unique contributions to nursing and healthcare.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Entirely Online
Educational Level: Master
Language: English
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (major in nursing) from an NLN-accredited program, GPA
of at least 3.0 (applications from R.N.’s who hold a non-nursing baccalaureate degree are
considered on an individual basis), copy of RN license.

MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management

The MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management prepares nurses for supervisory and management responsibilities, building the necessary skills for leadership career tracks. Students have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become nursing managers and leaders. This program has been recently redesigned with a new focus on information systems management and evidence-based decision making for the nurse administrator- two skills critical for today’s high performance oriented nurse executive. The program teaches nurses how to solve problems, make decisions, resolve conflict and operationalize the mission and goals of the healthcare delivery system. This program focuses on the development of leadership skills and knowledge in areas such as fiscal management, legal/ethical issues, strategic planning, organization structures and marketing.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Courses online, Clinical portion required
Educational Level: Master
Language: English
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (major in nursing) from an NLN-accredited program, GPA
of at least 3.0 (applications from R.N.’s who hold a non-nursing baccalaureate degree are
considered on an individual basis), copy of RN license.

Women’s Health MSN Completion Program for Nurse Practitioners

The Women’s Health MSN Completion Program for Nurse Practitioners allows certificate prepared nurse practitioners to earn a master’s degree to meet the education needs of their advanced practice roles. The program is designed for part-time study by working professionals, although it is possible to complete this program in one calendar year by taking more than one course each quarter. Alternatively, you may extend studies over a longer period of time, taking fewer courses each period.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Entirely Online
Educational Level: Master
Language: English
Requirements: Must be certificate prepared Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, a copy of
your RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse is also required.

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Clinical Trials Research

The Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Clinical Trials Research program is a is a four-course grouping of classes that provides essential knowledge and skills to enter or advance in the clinical trials career track. This is a graduate-level certificate program. Upon completion of this certificate program, the student will have 14 graduate credits from an NLN/CCNE approved Master’s in Nursing program. These credits can be used towards a master’s degree at Drexel or any other university.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Courses online, Clinical portion required
Educational Level: Continuing Education
Language: English
Requirements: A copy of your RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse,
A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a National League of Nursing (NLN)
-accredited program, 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework.

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Contemporary Nursing Faculty

The Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Contemporary Nursing Faculty program offers a thorough overview of nursing education topics enabling nurses to assume educator roles. Courses are chosen from the MSN in Contemporary Nursing Faculty curriculum. This is a graduate-level certification program. Upon completion of this certificate program, the student will have 12 graduate credits from an NLN/CCNE approved Master’s in Nursing Program. These credits can be used towards an MSN at Drexel or any other university.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Entirely Online
Educational Level: Continuing Education
Language: English
Requirements: A copy of your RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse,
A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a National League of Nursing (NLN)
-accredited program, 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework.

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice

The Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice program provides a four-course grouping of classes focusing on re-inventing and promoting innovative nursing practice in a variety of roles, as clinician, educator, administrator, clinical scientist or in the business environment of healthcare. Courses are chosen from the MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice. It is designed to emphasize entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial approaches to advanced nursing practice.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, National League for
Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Delivery Format: Entirely Online
Educational Level: Continuing Education
Language: English
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (major in nursing) from an NLN- or CCNE-accredited
program, GPA of at least 3.0(applications from R.N.s who hold non-nursing bachelor’s or
with GPA under 3.0 are considered on an individual basis), copy of RN license.