If you are currently in the R.N.- B.S.N. completion program, we encourage you to consider our RN-BSN-MSN Pathway, which offers a variety of tracks and nursing specialities.
You can apply to the M.S.N. program while completing the R.N.- B.S.N. curriculum. In some cases, graduate courses may be taken in lieu of required courses in the B.S.N. curriculum as described below.
It's the next logical step in Drexel graduate nursing!
Students interested in any of the following M.S.N. programs must submit an application for admission to the M.S.N. program during their final R.N.- B.S.N. term:
- M.S.N. in Nursing Education and Faculty Role
- M.S.N. in Leadership in Health Systems Management
- M.S.N. in Innovation & Intra/Entrepreneurship for Advanced Practice Nursing.
We offer an accelerated R.N.- B.S.N.- M.S.N. pathway for the Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthesia Programs.
The following nurse practitioner tracks are available:
- Adult Care Nurse Practitioner Program (on-line).
- Family Nurse Practitioner Program (on campus).
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program (on campus).
- Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program(on-line).
- Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program (on-line).
** Please note that applicants to the M.S.N. Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health, and Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program must be licensed and complete clinical placements only in the following states: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Students living on the borders of these regions may be admitted with the understanding that all clinical practicums must be taken in the regional states.
The R.N.- B.S.N.- M.S.N. Pathway is a pathway for students who are CURRENTLY in the Drexel R.N.- B.S.N. completion program, seeking a B.S.N.
The R.N.- M.S.N. Bridge is for outside applicants who have a bachelor's degree but not in nursing, seeking an M.S.N.
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.