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  • Online Accelerated RN to MSN Nursing Program (RN-BSN-MSN)

    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. To get started, complete the admission process to the MSN program of your choice and seek initial advisement from that program's academic advisor.

    RN-BSN-MSN Program at a Glance

    • Consistently ranked among the best online Master's in Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report
    • After successfully completing the 15 undergraduate bridge credits, a mandatory portfolio, and being accepted into the MSN program, you will progress directly into graduate-level coursework
    • The BSN is awarded at the same time you complete the MSN
    • Emphasizes evidence-based approaches to the solution of clinical problems, assessment of nursing and healthcare outcomes, clinical decision-making, and the design of nursing care for clinical populations at the clinical unit or similar small system level, lateral care integration, and clinically based leadership
    • Practicum experiences provide opportunities to deepen your skills and develop additional competencies for the advanced role

    Upon graduation, you will be prepared to:

    • Take on leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings
    • Practice within a legal and ethical framework of healthcare delivery
    • Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision-making
    • Integrate technologies and relevant theories into the organization and synthesis of health data required to develop plans of care for patients, families, and communities
    • Demonstrate leadership through involvement in the development of outcome-based standards of care and practice-based health policy issues
    • Evaluate and modify the quality and effectiveness of clinical practice based on current research findings, standards of care, and patient outcomes
    • Contribute to the advancement of nursing, healthcare, and humanity through communication, collaboration, and education

    MSN Advanced Role Concentrations

    To apply, please complete the admission process to the MSN program of your choice and seek initial advisement from the MSN program academic advisors.

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    State restrictions may apply to some programs.
    The RN-BSN-MSN program at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    BSN Bridge Courses

    Required Courses  
    NURS 325 Critical Issues in Nursing 4.5
    NURS 335 Genetics and Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice 4.5
    NURS 460 Population Health: Local and Global 6.0
    Total Credits 15.0

    MSN Concentration Courses (45-48 Additional Credits)

    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • If your GPA is lower, you're still encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on your resume. You must also provide two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.
    • While specific clinical work and/or volunteer experience is not required, it may make your application more competitive.

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
    • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study
      • If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, this requirement can be waived
    • Personal statement describing your interest in the program and particular specialty
    • Resume
    • Copy of your United States RN license
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    An admissions interview may be required.

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2021-2022 is $1037 per credit. (A 10% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1152 per credit)

     

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for courses taken during the undergraduate portion of the program is $841/credit for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    For the graduate courses taken during the graduate portion of the program, tuition rates vary by MSN Concentration:

    Academic Calendar

    2021-2022 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2021

    September 20, 2021

    December 4, 2021

    December 6, 2021

    December 11, 2021

    Winter 2022

    January 3, 2022

    March 12, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    March 19, 2022

    Spring 2022

    March 28, 2022

    June 4, 2022

    June 6, 2022

    June 11, 2022

    Summer 2022

    June 20, 2022

    August 27, 2022

    August 29, 2022

    September 3, 2022

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