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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.

For early assurance availability and admission requirements, please ask the contact person for your MSN track of interest. They will be listed in the right column contact box on the program page under Academics.

Undergraduate Nursing Faculty

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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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