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Admission Requirements

Nurse Practitioner Track: Pediatric Primary Care

  • It is highly recommended for applicants seeking admission into the graduate Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track to obtain nursing licensure in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to enhance preceptor and clinical site selection during the clinical practicum courses. Prior to starting clinical rotations, students must provide license verification in the appropriate state in which they will complete their clinical rotations. Please note all submitted materials become the property of Drexel University.
  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a National League of Nursing (NLNAC)or Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) –accredited program. A GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the B.S.N. is required. Applications from RNs who hold non-nursing baccalaureate degrees are considered on an individual basis.
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. You must supply transcripts regardless of the number of credits earned or the type of school you attended. If you do not list all post-secondary institutions on your application and these are listed on transcripts received from other institutions, processing your application will be delayed until you have submitted the remaining transcripts.
  • A copy of your current, unrestricted United States RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse. License verification from your nursing license registry website are acceptable.
  • Resume (Note: Resume should be detailed regarding work experience, including specific job experiences, responsibilities, and departments).
  • Two professional letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
    • Why you are choosing this particular program of study,
    • Your plans upon completion of the graduate degree, and 
    • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this M.S.N. program.
  • One year of pediatric nursing care experience is required for applicants prior to entering the clinical sequence in the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner track. 
  • International Students: View additional requirements for international students
  • Students are accepted once a year by June 30th.

While experience in pediatrics is not required for admission to the program, one year of experience is required before a student can begin the clinical portion of the program.