MSN: Clinical Trials Research Overview Drexel University's accredited online MSN: Clinical Trials Research provides nurses with an opportunity to become leaders in an exciting and constantly-expanding field. Developed by Drexel’s top-ranked College of Nursing and Health Professions, the program is ideal for nurses interested in a career of leading medical innovation through creative problem-solving.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.Program FeaturesThe master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationAn experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions that is actively involved in modern clinical researchA highly-interactive online learning format that challenges and engages students while remaining convenient for working nursesFlexible scheduling of clinical practicum in a variety of settingsThree-year tuition lock for those who complete the program within 3 years Career OpportunitiesNurses are in high-demand across the clinical research industry, and many potential employers exist outside of the hospital environment, especially with pharmaceutical and other scientific companies that produce, test and market new products. Graduates of this program go on to succeed in a wide range of professions:Clinical ScientistsClinical Trials ManagersResearch CoordinatorsResearch DevelopersA recent graduate of the program, Kelly White, currently works as the Director of Clinical Operations at Merck and encourages other nurses in the pharmaceutical industry to get their MSN in Clinical Trials Research at Drexel. "I am passionate about the role of the nursing professional in clinical research," she said. "Drexel offers a program that equips nurses with foundational knowledge to support patients, families, physicians, hospitals and sponsor organizations across the spectrum of clinical research roles. As the dialogue around how we care for each other deepens, nurses play a critical role in fulfilling models that enable universal access."For questions, please contact:Redian Furxhiu Student Services Manager 267.359.5691 firstname.lastname@example.orgState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. 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.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 Research3.0Major Courses NURS 582Foundation of Good Clinical Practice in Clinical Trials Mngmt3.0NURS 583Operational Leadership in Clinical Trials Management3.0NURS 584Current Topics in Clinical Trials3.0NURS 585Clinical Trials Research Practicum5.0Support Courses NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan4.0NURS 557Leadership and Stewardship in the Health Professions3.0Elective3.0Total Credits45.0View 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) Nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's may consider applying for the RN-BSN-MSN program (coming Fall 2017) to earn both a BSN and MSN concurrently, or apply to the RN to MSN Bridge 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 Completing Your Application 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 2017-2018 is $940 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1044 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted. All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. 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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MSN in Clinical Trials Research Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.