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Drexel University – Online Dual Accelerated RN-BSN-MSN Program2018-09-12T02:15:01+00:00

Drexel University – Online Dual Accelerated RN-BSN-MSN Program

Program Overview

According to Drexel University:

Drexel’s Dual Accelerated RN-BSN-MSN program is uniquely designed for nurses who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. The program emphasizes the development of competencies related to the use of technology, evidence-based practice, customization of care, health team and interdisciplinary leadership, and outcome and risk assessment within the selected specialty track. Second degree registered nurses (RNs) who wish to pursue a BSN in an accelerated time frame may take 15 quarter credits at the BSN level and then directly matriculate into one of the MSN Advanced Role programs. The BSN is awarded at the same time you complete the MSN.

At a Glance

Total credit hours 45-48
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The master’s degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Concentrations Clinical Nurse Leader: The program incorporates advanced knowledge and skill, clinical expertise in an ‘evidence and quality’ driven context, accountability for outcomes of care, integration of health care services, and clinical leadership for the care of clients.

Clinical Trials Research: The program provides you with knowledge and skills in several critical areas including phases of clinical research investigation, new drug approval processes, drug protocol development, budgeting for clinical trials, informed consent, patient and family issues, business management and marketing for clinical trials, and applying FDA rules and regulations.

Nursing Education: This program integrates theories specific to adult learning, curriculum design and evaluation of courses and programs, critical thinking, clinical and classroom techniques, preparation for the role of the nursing professor, and focuses on preparing you to successfully pass the new Certified Nursing Educator Exam.

Nursing Innovation: The program emphasizes entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial approaches to advanced nursing practices and focuses on models, methods, environments and processes that will give you the tools to redesign and improve healthcare systems big and small.

Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management: The program focuses on information systems management and evidence-based decision-making, two skill sets that are critical for today’s nurse executives. You’ll learn how to solve problems, make decisions and operationalize the delivery of high-quality health care.

Quality, Safety, and Risk Management: This interdisciplinary patient safety and healthcare quality master of science in nursing program is designed for nurses seeking to develop essential competencies to assess, monitor, and improve healthcare outcomes in community-based care delivery settings, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations.

Admission requirements According to Drexel University, to be eligible for admission to the RN-BSN-MSN program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Graduation from a nursing program that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education for Nursing (ACEN)
  • GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework, or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the bachelor’s degree (if GPA is lower than a 3.0, application will be considered on an individual basis)
  • While previous clinical/work/volunteer experience is not required, it may make application more competitive
  • A current, unrestricted United States RN license
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from colleagues or supervisors who can attest to applicant’s clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study
  • Personal statement describing applicant’s interest in the MSN degree and particular concentration area
  • Resume including specific details of applicant’s responsibilities and job experiences
  • A copy of applicant’s United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)