Academically excellent students in Drexel University's B.S.N. Co-op or Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) programs may be eligible for the M.S.N. Early Assurance Program, an accelerated pathway to the M.S.N.! This program permits students entering the final year of Drexel's B.S.N. Co-op Program, or entering the fourth quarter of the ACE Program, to apply for admission to the M.S.N. Program and have their places reserved in our highly competitive advanced practice and advanced nursing tracks. Accepted students can take core M.S.N. courses immediately after graduation and licensure. After completing the necessary hours or years of experience as registered nurses, they can enter the clinical or practicum sequence in the M.S.N. specialty track.
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.