MSN: Nursing Innovation Overview The accredited online MSN: Nursing Innovation is designed for nurses who seek to re-invent and transform nursing practice in today's tumultuous health care system. Graduates fill innovative and problem-solving roles as clinicians, educators, administrators and clinical scientists, while others choose to move toward the business environment of healthcare.This is an exclusive program for highly-disciplined and independent-thinking nurses whose career objectives may not be met by a traditional graduate nursing curriculum or career. 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. It offers a flexible, but rigorous curriculum, including a substantial capstone project that demonstrates innovation and pushing the creative boundaries in nursing practice.Program FeaturesThe master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationSynchronous online lectures are offered in a highly-interactive online learning method that challenges and engagesAn 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 267.359.5692 firstname.lastname@example.orgState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum You can self-select elective courses with the direction of your Advisor and Track Director, or choose to focus on a topic offered via one of our certificate programs. MSN Core Courses NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0Required Track Courses NURS 586Innovation in Advanced Nursing Practice: Theory and Application3.0NURS 587Case Studies in Intra/Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Nursing3.0Support Courses NURS 564The Business of Healthcare3.0PROJ 501Introduction to Project Management1.0Practicum/Capstone Projects NURS 652Innovation Capstone Project6.0 Electives (by advisement with track coordinator)12.0 - 15.0Total Credits45.0 - 48.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program fully accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN/ACEN) or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN/CCNE) RN's with a non-nursing bachelor's degree may need to complete a bridge course before starting the programGPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the BSN A current, unrestricted United States RN licenseRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study References will not be accepted from colleagues or family membersPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiencesA copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)Additional requirements for International Students Tuition 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 students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Additional Equipment/Lab Fees Academic Calendar Term 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 the MSN in Nursing Innovation Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.