A program to suit every need.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Co-op Experience

The B.S.N. Co-op Department is a general nursing program that prepares graduates for licensure as registered nurses. Students can choose either a five-year or a four-year track.

Our program includes innovative courses and learning experiences that provide the knowledge and skills needed for success as professional nurses in the rapidly changing, increasingly technological, and evidence-driven healthcare environment of today.

Drexel's co-operative education is key in graduating prepared and innovative nurses.

Instruction integrates science, humanities, nursing knowledge, and nursing skills through:

  • The Clinical Learning Resource Center.
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice.
  • Classroom and clinical experiences in all nursing specialties.
  • Integrated co-operative employment opportunities in healthcare and nursing settings.


Clinical experiences allow you to have faculty-guided experiences caring for patients across the lifespan and the health continuum.


Co-operative experiences give you a competitive edge. You will enhance your exposure to nursing and patient care, while gaining an opportunity for paid employment and professional growth. 

A program to suit every need and educational experience. 

  • Students choosing the five-year track option are required to complete three co-op work experiences; students choosing the four-year track are required to complete one co-op work experience.
  • Students transferring into the B.S.N. Co-op Program from another institution can expect to complete the program in either three or four years. 
  • Students accepted to the program with these prerequisites completed (Anatomy I and II with labs, General Chemistry I and II with labs, Microbiology with lab, English I and II, General Psychology, College Algebra) will begin the program at the second-year clinical level and can complete the degree requirements in a minimum of three years.

Students taking an online course with a clinical component or practicum CANNOT do the clinical or practicum portion of the course within the state of Maryland at this time. If you are a licensed Registered Nurse (R.N.) you may complete a clinical or practicum in Virginia and Delaware which share in a Nurse Compact for Licensure with Maryland. Students who reside in Maryland may continue to take online courses at Drexel University, but they must do the clinical portion of the course in another state. If you have already made arrangements to do clinical in Maryland, please contact your Academic Advisor or Director of Clinical Education immediately to help you find a new clinical site. Drexel University is in the process of applying for a Certificate for Approval to Operate in Maryland.