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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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News & Events



This year, the City of Philadelphia hosted the 4th Annual Veterans Fair, which provides job opportunities, health resources, scholarships, and more.  The fair, which took place on May 13, featured many Philadelphia area business, schools, and universities, as well as live entertainment. 

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has been involved since the fair’s inception in 2011, offering free health screenings to veterans and other visitors.  The booth was organized by Rocky Rockstraw, PhD, assistant Dean for Simulation, Clinical & Technology Academic Operations.  Faculty, staff, and students performed eye exams and blood pressure, blood glucose, and body mass index screenings. Volunteers provided general health tips and advised visitors to schedule appointments with their primary care physicians if any problems presented in their results.

The booth saw over 125 visitors, the largest crowd to date, according to one volunteer. The most popular spot by far was the blood pressure screening table.   Volunteer Jackelyn Huanira said “Overall, the health screenings were a success and a great way to give back to the veterans!” 


The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Division of Continuing Nursing Education Presents

Raising the Bar Workshop

New Tools & Resources to Support the Technology Enhanced Classroom

Karyn Holt, RN, CNM, PhD

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Offered via Live Webcast

Presentation: 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Evaluations: 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm


Description: This session will present an overview of emerging technology, tools and resources that support online learning. Focus will be on freely available tools and techniques that support student centered learning and learner engagement. Attendees will have the opportunity for experiential learning that can they can use for their own course.

Purpose: To enable the nurse to implement technology, tools and resources that support student learning in order to enhance the online educational environment.

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

Overall Program Objective: Discuss new tools to engage students in active learning.


REGISTER HERE by May 29 at 12:00 pm

You must register in advance.


Mark your calendar for the next Raising the Bar Workshop:

Charting Your Career Path, What Are the Options?

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

Questions? Please email or


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

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