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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.

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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.”


Online Pedagogy, Where’s the Beef?
Tuesday, April 7, 2015  -  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Drexel University, Center City Campus - 1505 Race Street, Bellet Building, 2nd Floor Room 209

Also available via Live Webcast

Schedule: 11:00am-12:45pm: Online Pedagogy, Where's the Beef?  12:45pm-1:00pm: Evaluation

Description: Students perceive high quality education when they are connected to one another.  Key measures of social online presence are measured by effective and open communications, and group cohesion.  Faculty-Student engagement is the key to successful online learning.

Purpose: To provide the essential framework that scaffolds the elements of a successful engaging online class requires much time, effort and purposeful intent.

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

Program Objective:  Discuss effective online pedagogical practices.

Contact Hours: 1.75 Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours will be provided. 

Requirements for Successful Completion: RN participants must register prior to the program, attend the entire program, and complete the online evaluation by the due date to receive continuing nursing education contact hours. 

Disclosure Statement: All planners and presenter at nursing continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials.  

Accreditation: Drexel University (DREXEL) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

DREXEL also has provider status with California BRN: Provider #CEP13661. 

REGISTER HERE by April 5th at 12pm EST. 

Questions?  Please email or

Future Raising the Bar Workshops include: 

New Tools/Resources to Support the Technology Enhanced Classroom

Tuesday, June 2, 2015  -  11:00am - 1:00pm

Charting Your Career Path, What Are the Options?

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


Congratulations, Kelly Barrameda and Kayla Camara:  2014 NURSE Corps Scholars at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions!

Year after year, Drexel Nursing and Health Professions’ students demonstrate their academic excellence and commitment to service through health care. Some of the brightest minds at your institution also apply their passion for nursing to help some of the most underserved communities in the country. Such is the case of the NURSE Corps Scholars.

In 2014, two students at Drexel Nursing and Health Professions were awarded the NURSE Corps Scholarship for their commitment to primary care:  Kelly Barrameda and Kayla Camara.  Both are enrolled in our 2nd Quarter the Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) BSN Option, an intensive nursing program for students who already have bachelors or graduate degrees.  Barrameda and Camara are scheduled to complete the program at the end of the summer quarter.

The scholarship enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including the RN to BSN Bridge Program, to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation. Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least two years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.

The NURSE Corps Scholarship application process is highly competitive. The NURSE Corps received 2,467 applications from more than 700 schools across the country. Less than 10 percent of the applicants received the scholarship, and two of them came from Drexel.

Drexel Nursing and Health Professions ranked among the top 20 schools in terms of number of awardees. We congratulate these outstanding students and wish them all the best as they prepare to serve where they are needed most!

The 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application period is scheduled to open in March or April. For more information on the NURSE Corps, please visit:

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