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  • Dual Accelerated RN-BSN-MSN

    NOTE: This program is coming soon. Please fill out the Request More Information form to learn more.

    Overview

    Beginning Fall 2017, pending final approval.

    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. The graduate program department chair will then review your file for program eligibility. 

    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

    Program Features

    • After successfully completing the 15 undergraduate bridge credits 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 practice role

    MSN Advanced Role Concentrations

    • Clinical Nurse Leader (48 credits)
    • Clinical Trials Research (45 credits)
    • Nursing Education (46 credits)
    • Nursing Innovation (45 credits)
    • Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management (48 credits)
    • Quality, Safety, and Risk Management* (46 credits)

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.
    *This program is not available until Fall 2017.

    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 335Genetics and Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice3.0
    NURS 375Nurses Building a Healthy Community6.0
    NURS 460Global Health & Policy Issues6.0
    Total Credits15.0

    MSN Concentration Courses (45-48 Additional Credits)


    *This program is not available until Fall 2017.

    Admissions Criteria

    You must complete the admission process to the MSN program of your choice and seek initial advisement from that program's academic advisor. The graduate program department chair then reviews your file for program eligibility.

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Graduation from a nursing program that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education for Nursing (ACEN) 
    • GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework, or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the bachelor's degree
      • If your GPA is lower than a 3.0, your application will be considered on an individual basis
    • While previous clinical/work/volunteer experience is not required, it may make your application more competitive
    • A 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
    • Two professional letters of recommendation from colleagues or supervisors who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study
      • Letters must include the address, phone number, and signature of your recommender
      • References will not be accepted from colleagues or family members
    • Personal statement describing your interest in the MSN degree and particular concentration  area  
    • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
    • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    An admissions interview may be required.

    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)

     

    Tuition

    Tuition rates vary by MSN Concentration:

    Academic Calendar

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017


    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

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