Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Dual Option)

Admission Requirements

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  • A completed application.
  • A bachelor's degree with a major in nursing (BSN) from a CCNE or NLN accredited program with a GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the BSN.
    • Applications from RN's with a non-nursing bachelor's degree will be considered on an individual basis.
  • A minimum of one year nursing experience in a pediatric acute care setting
  • 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.
    • Instead of hard copy transcripts, your post-secondary institution can supply official electronic transcripts directly to Drexel University Online through a password secured link or website (use our email address,
    • If you don’t list all post-secondary institutions on your application and these appear on transcripts received from other institutions, your application will not be reviewed until you have submitted the remaining transcripts.
    • Use our Transcript Lookup Tool to assist you in contacting your previous institutions.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • You may use our electronic letter of recommendation service
    • If a recommender prefers to submit an original, hard copy letter, please remind them that it must include an ink signature and be submitted in a sealed envelope.
  • Personal statement (800 - 1600 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 degree
    • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program
  • Resume
  • A copy of your current, unrestricted United States RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse and any advanced practice nursing licensure and certification documents.
    • License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable.

  • A copy of your current PALS certification
  • Additional requirements for International Students

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