R.N.-M.S.N. Bridge Program
Department of Nursing - Masters Degree Program
This program is offered to R.N.’s who have a B.A./B.S. Degree in a field other than nursing and wish to pursue the M.S.N. degree.
The “bridge” consists of three undergraduate courses or submission of a portfolio. Classes are online and are delivered in 10-week, quarter term sessions. A once-weekly clinical experience is required in NURS 375. At least one, and often several bridge courses are offered in any given term. Most bridge courses include mandatory virtual class meetings.
Students apply to the M.S.N. track of choice. Acceptance is provisional, pending successful completion of the bridge courses. Tuition for the bridge program is charged at the graduate rate. Students have one year after matriculating to complete the bridge program.
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.