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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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News & Events

 

04/16/15

Dear College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) Alumni:

The College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Network of Drexel University is currently accepting nominations of qualified alumni interested in running for election to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors oversees and advocates the CNHP Alumni Network's efforts to engage, advance and support the College of Nursing and Health Professions of Drexel University and its alumni and students through a variety of networking opportunities, activities and programs.

Members of the Board of Directors are elected based upon their demonstrated leadership and service to their chosen profession, Drexel University, the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the community. Candidates should have a strong belief and commitment to the mission of the CNHP Alumni Network. To that end, the Alumni Network is actively seeking a representative group of qualified nominees who meet this criteria, and who are eager and willing to commit their time and share their wisdom in representing the alumni constituency.

Network members are expected to accept a leadership and participatory role by working closely with the College to further its mission and its strategic initiatives. Network participation requires a time commitment at quarterly meetings of the full Network, quarterly committee meetings, and a presence at campus and alumni events. Newly-elected Directors will serve for the terms outlined in the By-laws. To learn more about the role and responsibilities of the Network, please refer to our By-laws.

To nominate yourself, please complete the Candidate Letter of Interest and attach a brief bio or CV. If you have questions, please contact Maggie Rowan at 215.762.8868 or mar484@drexel.edu.

Nominees are required to be alumni of Drexel University and must submit the Candidate Letter of Interest via e-mail no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015. All candidates will be contacted by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015. The nominations process may include a request for the submission of additional application materials, as well as an in-person or telephone interview may be required. The election of nominated candidates will be held at our June meeting.

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04/16/15

Karen Goldschmidt, PhD, an assistant clinical professor and Department Chair for the RN-BSN Online Degree Completion Program, successfully defended her dissertation at Villanova’s College of Nursing on March 27, 2015. 

Fred DiCostanzo, EdD, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Health Administration, recently defended his dissertation entitled “The Impact of a Standardized Participant Learning Experience on the Critical Thinking Disposition of Undergraduate Health Administration Students,” and will graduate from Rowan University in May with the degree of Doctor of Education.

Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture for her Small Business Innovation Research Program grant, titled Retail Business to Promote Consumption of Processed Foods that Contribute Key Nutrients of Concern to Consumers.

Kate Morse, PhD, an associate clinical professor in the Division of Graduate Nursing, recently published the article “Structured Model of Debriefing on Perspective Transformation for NP Students” in the journal, Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

Sue Smith, PT, PhD, an associate professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, was recently interviewed about Osteoporosis for Health and Wellness, the web series. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WXhDAEN01Y&feature=youtu.be

Stella Volpe, PhD, a professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, will be receiving the Distinguished Graduate Organization Award from her alma mater, Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School.  

03/13/15

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.”

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