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Work with leaders in the nursing field to further your career and redefine excellence in advanced nursing practice. Our expert faculty are with you every step of the way as you enter the dynamic field of nursing and health professions.

Graduate Nursing

The College of Nursing and Health Professions Graduate Nursing Department offers various graduate level nursing degree programs and graduate nursing certificate programs to help students advance their careers in nursing and health professions.

As a part of the Graduate Nursing Department, you will join a community of clinicians, researchers, faculty, and students in your journey toward advanced nursing practice. 

Students can choose from exciting career paths and take courses that span the gamut of nursing education. Whether you want to focus on clinical practice, research, nursing leadership, becoming an entrepreneur, or are interested in a wide variety of nursing education roles, the Drexel Graduate Nursing Department has a program pathway for you.

We invite you to explore the degree programs offered through this department that will help you begin your career in nursing. Please explore our web pages for a wealth of information about our programs, students, faculty, research and clinical practice.

Certificate Programs

Post Baccalaureate Certificates

Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Degree Pathways

Advanced Role MSN Tracks

Nurse Practitioner MSN Programs

Nurse Anesthesia Programs

Doctorate Programs

PhD in Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Fast Track Option

RN-MSN Bridge Program
Drexel University's Online RN-MSN "bridge" program is available for nurses who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing and now wish to pursue an MSN degree.

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Each year, the Drexel University Libraries and Office of the Provost celebrated Drexel’s book authors and editors.  The event honors any Drexel faculty or staff member who authored or edited a book within the past calendar year.  The previous year’s publications are displayed in the Main Building outside of the Provost’s Office. 

This year’s celebration honored four authors from the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Fran Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, a clinical professor and Department Chair in the Division of Graduate Nursing, served as editor on “Pediatric Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review.”

Maureen Davey, PhD, LMFT, an associate professor in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy, served as editor on “Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-Awareness.”

Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, ANEF, an associate professor in the Division of Graduate Nursing and Assistant Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs, co-authored “ADHD Across the Lifespan.”

Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, CHSE-A, an associate clinical professor in the Division of Graduate Nursing and Assistant Dean for Special Projects, Simulation & CNE Accreditation, served as editor on “Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam.”


Online Pedagogy, Where’s the Beef?
Tuesday, April 7, 2015  -  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Drexel University, Center City Campus - 1505 Race Street, Bellet Building, 2nd Floor Room 209

Also available via Live Webcast

Schedule: 11:00am-12:45pm: Online Pedagogy, Where's the Beef?  12:45pm-1:00pm: Evaluation

Description: Students perceive high quality education when they are connected to one another.  Key measures of social online presence are measured by effective and open communications, and group cohesion.  Faculty-Student engagement is the key to successful online learning.

Purpose: To provide the essential framework that scaffolds the elements of a successful engaging online class requires much time, effort and purposeful intent.

Target Audience: Registered Nurses, Academic Faculty, Clinical Faculty, Education Specialists

Program Objective:  Discuss effective online pedagogical practices.

Contact Hours: 1.75 Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours will be provided. 

Requirements for Successful Completion: RN participants must register prior to the program, attend the entire program, and complete the online evaluation by the due date to receive continuing nursing education contact hours. 

Disclosure Statement: All planners and presenter at nursing continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials.  

Accreditation: Drexel University (DREXEL) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

DREXEL also has provider status with California BRN: Provider #CEP13661. 

REGISTER HERE by April 5th at 12pm EST. 

Questions?  Please email or

Future Raising the Bar Workshops include: 

New Tools/Resources to Support the Technology Enhanced Classroom

Tuesday, June 2, 2015  -  11:00am - 1:00pm

Charting Your Career Path, What Are the Options?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015  -  11:00am - 1:00pm


Congratulations, Kelly Barrameda and Kayla Camara:  2014 NURSE Corps Scholars at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions!

Year after year, Drexel Nursing and Health Professions’ students demonstrate their academic excellence and commitment to service through health care. Some of the brightest minds at your institution also apply their passion for nursing to help some of the most underserved communities in the country. Such is the case of the NURSE Corps Scholars.

In 2014, two students at Drexel Nursing and Health Professions were awarded the NURSE Corps Scholarship for their commitment to primary care:  Kelly Barrameda and Kayla Camara.  Both are enrolled in our 2nd Quarter the Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) BSN Option, an intensive nursing program for students who already have bachelors or graduate degrees.  Barrameda and Camara are scheduled to complete the program at the end of the summer quarter.

The scholarship enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including the RN to BSN Bridge Program, to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation. Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least two years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.

The NURSE Corps Scholarship application process is highly competitive. The NURSE Corps received 2,467 applications from more than 700 schools across the country. Less than 10 percent of the applicants received the scholarship, and two of them came from Drexel.

Drexel Nursing and Health Professions ranked among the top 20 schools in terms of number of awardees. We congratulate these outstanding students and wish them all the best as they prepare to serve where they are needed most!

The 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application period is scheduled to open in March or April. For more information on the NURSE Corps, please visit:

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