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Undergraduate Nursing Department

Programs Tailored Towards Your Goals

Our unique programs are geared towards helping you succeed and start your career in nursing practice. Choose to complete a BSN with a co-op offering real world employment experience or opt for an accelerated program.

Undergraduate Nursing

The College of Nursing and Health Professions Undergraduate Nursing Department offers three exciting programs that will help you launch your career in the health care field.

Our BSN Co-op Program is a unique way to earn your degree while participating in Drexel’s cooperative education model – dividing your time between class and real-world work experience. We also offer an Accelerated Career Entry Program and an RN/BSN Completion Program.

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

Undergraduate Programs

Cooperative Bachelor of Science in Nursing
A general nursing program to prepare you for licensure as a registered nurse.

Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) for Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
Already earned a bachelor's degree in another field? Change careers and become a registered nurse.

RN/BSN Completion Program
Advance your nursing education and earn a bachelor's degree in nursing.

MSN Early Assurance Program

Academically excellent students in Drexel University's BSN Co-op or Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) programs may be eligible for the MSN Early Assurance Program, an accelerated pathway to select MSN programs.

This program permits students entering the final year of Drexel's BSNCo-op Program, or entering the fourth quarter of the ACE Program, to apply for admission to select MSN Programs and have their places reserved in our highly competitive advanced practice and advanced nursing tracks. Accepted students can take core MSN courses immediately after graduation and licensure. After completing the necessary hours or years of experience as registered nurses, they can enter the clinical or practicum sequence in the MSN specialty track.

Nursing BSN co-op students may apply for early assurance at the start of the senior year. Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) students should apply for early assurance at the beginning of their fourth quarter.

Early Assurance is available for all Nurse Practitioner tracks with the exception of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Pediatric Acute Care, and Pediatric Primary and Pediatric Acute Dual Programs.

Undergraduate Nursing Faculty

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College students today are given access to an unprecedented number of choices when choosing a potential career path. Both online and brick and mortar institutions offer a plethora of resources in an effort to help them make informed decisions about future goals and aspirations. In spite of this, many students struggle to narrow down what they would like to pursue after receiving a degree. One program at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions is helping prospective graduates through an innovative approach.
The Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program (MULFP) instills in students from a variety of majors a greater understanding of how to be an effective leader in today's competitive health industry. Each student is paired with a mentor to help guide them through this nine month process. After a change in majors, one student hopes to make the most of his MULFP experience.
Ervin-John Bautista found himself at Drexel after stops at both Temple University and Western Connecticut State College. After considering a future in the restaurant and hospitality industry, E.J. began to realize where his true passion lies.
"I knew I wanted to be a nurse when I began finding my strength in faith. I realized that I wanted to help people and make a difference in their lives through health care."
E.J. recalls how he came to be a part of MULFP. "One of my professors recommended me for the program. I had never been recommended for anything like that in the past, so I really took it to heart, and it has been beyond expectations," E.J. said. "It's still early in the program but so far it has been great interacting with other students and learning from my mentor."
While taking part in MULFP, mentors and mentees are tasked with a number of different projects. "One of our projects is to come up with a list of strengths and weaknesses. Then we are to come up with a plan for how to improve our weaknesses and emphasize our strengths."
E.J. recently finished his only co-op at the Hospital of Philadelphia where he worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant, but continues to work two shifts each week part time. He has enjoyed his experience while on co-op and as a part of MULFP.
"My immediate goal is to finish school. I can really see the light at the end of the tunnel. As for my plans after graduation, I am open to all possibilities. I really liked my co-op experience, but I've learned to be flexible. The best experiences come when you don't constrain yourself to one thing in particular."
To learn more about MULFP, visit our site or contact Roberta Waite, EdD.   


Nyree Dardarian, MS, Human Nutrition ’06, was quoted in Men's Health magazine in an article on the causes of heartburn. 
Alyssa Robertson, MSN ’11, joined DeSales University as an instructor of nursing in the Department of Nursing and Health. 
Olubola Sode, BSN ‘06, has been promoted from nursing administrative supervisor to chief nursing officer and vice president for patient services at the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation in Pomona, New Jersey. 
Meghan Bubnis, DPT, DPT ‘06, will open Mindful Movement LLC in October, a fitness studio and rehabilitation clinic that offers group and private instruction in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 
Julia Burton, CRNP, MSN ‘16, joined Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatrics as a certified registered nurse practitioner. 


Michael Yorke, MPT ’99 wrote an article on osteoporosis prevention that was published in the Brick Times newspaper. His clinic, All-Care Physical Therapy, has multiple locations in Ocean County, New Jersey.
Mary Cotton, NP, MSN ‘11 joined the staff of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pennsylvania. 
Alyssa Robertson MSN ‘11 joined DeSales University as an instructor of nursing in the Department of Nursing and Health. 
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