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 settingsPractice within a legal and ethical framework of healthcare deliveryDemonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision-makingIntegrate technologies and relevant theories into the organization and synthesis of health data required to develop plans of care for patients, families, and communitiesDemonstrate leadership through involvement in the development of outcome-based standards of care and practice-based health policy issuesEvaluate and modify the quality and effectiveness of clinical practice based on current research findings, standards of care, and patient outcomesContribute to the advancement of nursing, healthcare, and humanity through communication, collaboration, and educationProgram FeaturesAfter successfully completing the 15 undergraduate bridge credits and being accepted into the MSN program, you will progress directly into graduate-level courseworkThe BSN is awarded at the same time you complete the MSNEmphasizes 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 leadershipPracticum experiences provide opportunities to deepen your skills and develop additional competencies for the advanced practice roleMSN Advanced Role ConcentrationsClinical 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 CoursesRequired Courses NURS 335Genetics and Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice3.0NURS 375Nurses Building a Healthy Community6.0NURS 460Global Health & Policy Issues6.0Total Credits15.0MSN Concentration Courses (45-48 Additional Credits)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)*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 universityGraduation 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 basisWhile previous clinical/work/volunteer experience is not required, it may make your application more competitiveA 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 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 membersPersonal statement describing your interest in the MSN degree and particular concentration area Resume 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 StudentsAn 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: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) 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 Apply today for the RN-BSN-MSN Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? 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