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Graduate Nursing Department

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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.

Graduate Nursing Faculty

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Registration has begun to join Delaware Valley Farm Share at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions this summer! 

Sign Up:

Delaware Valley Farm Share, an extension of Common Market, provides deliveries of locally grown farm fresh food every other week directly to the building.  The basic share includes a dozen eggs and 6-8 types of fruits and vegetables from area family-owned farms.  Visit for a look at sample shares and to sign-up through the easy online registration portal. Just click “Sign Up Now” to start! There are multiple payment options to choose from and the website will walk you through every step—it’s just that simple! Registration closes on May 1st, so please don’t wait to sign up.

For more information, contact Hannah:  or contact Erin Johnson


Wednesday, May 6

Bake Sale/Make Your Own ID Badges


Klahr Lobby, New College Building

Thursday, May 7

The BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


Cost: Complimentary

5:30-6:30pm – Pre-event reception

6:30-7pm – Welcome and presentation of BAYADA Awards for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice

7-8pm – Obesity and Diabetes Prevention: What Does the Research Say? Presented by Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM

8-9pm – Dessert and coffee reception

Register here

Friday, May 8

Post to the “Why I Love Nursing” Wall and Receive a Free Nursing Appreciation Giveaway


Klahr Lobby, New College Building

Student, Alumni, and Faculty Appreciate Luncheon to Celebrate Nursing and Nurses


Geary Lobby/Geary B, New College Building

Cost: Complimentary

Register here

Monday, May 11

Celebrate Nursing at Movie Night

You’re Not You – a drama centered on a classical pianist diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes he caregiver.  The film stars Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, and Josh Duhamel. 


Room to be announced

Cost: Complimentary


At just 22 years old, nursing student Elvelyna Beaubrun can add published author to her burgeoning list of accomplishments. Elvelyna, who was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia as a baby, wrote her memoir to raise awareness about the painful disease and offer solidarity to the community of over 100,000 in the United States who are afflicted by it.

“It’s important that people really see what we go through and understand it’s painful. It’s unbearable,” says Beaubrun speaking with NBC Philadelphia. Beaubrun was profiled by the news outlet back in September 2013 to highlight the resilient attitude patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia can have. Her personal journey was part of a larger story addressing CHOP’s proximity to finding a cure for the disease.

Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong and colleagues at the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at CHOP are developing a new procedure that may cure the chronic condition. Their procedure, which involves transplanting stem cells to babies in utero, sounds promising, but a lack of funding has delayed progress.

Despite the delay, Beaubrun remains optimistic and continues to move forward, just like she’s done her whole life. “Despite the trials and tribulations of this disease, it has only made me stronger,” writes Beaubrun. Her memoir, The Girls with the Lion Heart: The Resilient Life of a Champion, Volume One, is available for purchase through Trafford Publishing.

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