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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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News & Events



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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