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  • RN to MSN Bridge Program


    Drexel's MSN bridge program is for RN's who have a BSN equivalent or a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing and now wish to pursue their MSN degree. 

    The required “bridge course” in the MSN Advance Role Track is NURS 330: Research Basis of Nursing (4.0 quarter credits.) This class is available entirely online, is delivered in 10-week, quarter term session and includes a required field experience. This course is offered in any given term, and includes mandatory synchronous class meetings. 

    After successfully completing all requirements and admission to the MSN program, you'll progress directly into graduate-level courses. The BSN is not awarded in this program.

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

    Eligible MSN Programs

    Program Features

    • Synchronous online lectures are offered in a highly interactive e-Learning method that both challenges and engages students
    • The master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions

    For questions, please contact:

    Redian Furxhiu
    Student Services Manager 
    Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Trials, and Nursing Education tracks

    Amy Pelak Rothstein
    Student Services Manager
    Innovation and Nursing Leadership tracks

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    NURS 330 Research Basis of Nursing4.0
    Total Credits4.0

    This course focuses on current issues in promoting longevity with healthy aging. Current biopsychosocial theories on aging are explored. The multidisciplinary needs of older adults, including relationship challenges, are addressed.

    Admissions Criteria

    To be considered for admission, please apply to the eligible MSN program of your choice and then submit the required documents for that program. Once accepted into the program you may request to waive the bridge course.


    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)



    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 RN-MSN Bridge Program

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


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