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  • Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Nursing Innovation


    Drexel University's online Nursing Innovation Post-Bachelor’s Certificate is designed for highly-disciplined and independent-thinking nurses who seek to re-invent and transform current nursing practice. The curriculum 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 health care systems big and small. This nursing certificate program includes a substantial capstone project that demonstrates innovation and pushing the creative boundaries in nursing practice.

    Nursing certificate graduates go on to fill innovative and problem-solving roles as clinicians, educators, administrators and clinical scientists, or choose to move toward the business environment of healthcare.

    Program Features

    • Synchronous online lectures are offered in a highly-interactive online learning method that challenges and engages
    • Fully accredited curriculum by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*
    • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions

    For questions, please contact:

    Amy Pelak Rothstein
    Student Services Manager 

    *Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

    **This program is not currently accepting applications from students living in Iowa, Louisiana, or Wisconsin.

    **Students living in North Carolina may be admitted to the program, however cannot complete their clinical practicum requirements in the state of North Carolina. Clinicals may be completed in a neighboring state.

    **NEW YORK RESIDENTS: Clinical rotations cannot be completed in the state of New York.


    Required Courses 
    NURS 586Innovation in Advanced Nursing Practice: Theory and Application3.0
    NURS 587Case Studies in Intra/Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Nursing3.0
    NURS 588The Nurse as Intra/Entrepreneur and Consultant3.0
    NURS 636Capstone Project I3.0
    Total Credits12.0

    View Course Descriptions

    Admissions Criteria

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE.
    • 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework
    • Current, unrestricted United States RN license

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
      • Why you are choosing this particular track
      • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
      • Your plans upon completing the degree
    • Resume
    • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $887 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $985 per credit)

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.


    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

    Apply today for a Post-Bach Cert Innovation & Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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