Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 19.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Maximum Time Frame: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Drexel University accepts New York residents into this program. Clinical Rotations, however, cannot be in New York State. This will not affect New York certification and licensure.
The online Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice is designed for the student who seeks to re-invent and innovate in nursing practice in a variety of roles, as clinician, educator, administrator, clinical scientist, or in the business environment of healthcare.
This certificate is available for individuals that hold an MSN degree and would like to gain further knowledge in intra/entrepreneurial innovation and business development. The program can generally be completed in one year of part-time study.
The program emphasizes entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial approaches to advanced nursing practice. This MSN track offers curriculum flexibility and includes the designing of a substantive capstone project that demonstrates innovation and the extension of the creative boundaries in nursing education, nursing administration, nursing practice within their organization or as an entrepreneur.
This track is for the highly disciplined, independent-thinking graduate nursing student whose career objectives may not be met by a more traditional graduate nursing curriculum. The ultimate aim of this ground-breaking degree is to graduate innovative nurses who can make unique contributions to nursing and healthcare.
What will students learn?
The program provides a four-course grouping of classes focusing on re-inventing and promoting innovative nursing practice in a variety of roles. Courses are chosen from the MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice.
This certificate was created to attract a varied group of students who have a commitment to radically-changing national and international healthcare systems through entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial approaches to advanced nursing practices.
Upon completion of the certificate program, graduates are prepared to excel in the management of hospitals and other health services organizations. The core coursework addresses the following competencies:
• successes and failures in creative nursing ventures and innovations
• business development models
• research and leadership
Core courses include Innovation in Advanced Nursing Practice: Theory and Application, Case Studies in Intra/Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Nursing, and The Nurse as Intra/Entrepreneur and Consultant.
Who is the program intended for?
Drexel University's online Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship is designed for nurses already accredited with an MSN degree who would like to gain expertise in innovative health care management. This program is for ambitious students who seek to re-invent and transform the nursing practice.
Graduates of this program fill innovative and problem-solving roles as clinicians, educators, administrators and clinical scientists; some students choose to move toward and succeed in the business environment of healthcare.
What makes the Drexel program unique?
Hands-on Faculty Expertise
An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions.
This certificate program is done entirely online can generally be completed in one year of part-time study.
Students benefit from synchronous online lectures that are offered in a highly-interactive e-Learning method to challenge and engage advanced students.
Special Tuition Rates
We collaborate with many healthcare organizations to offer special rates as well as tuition grants for health systems that provide tuition reimbursement to their employees.
Note: Drexel University is not authorized to admit students from Louisiana and South Dakota to our online nursing programs
The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a compliance process that may be required for every student. Some of these steps may take significant time to complete. Please plan accordingly.
Visit the Compliance pages for more information.
MSN from program fully accredited by NLN and/or CCNE.
- Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the college/university seal over the flap. Please note that transcripts are required regardless of number of credits taken or if the credits were transferred to another school. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
- Transcripts must show course-by-course grades and degree conferrals. If your school does not notate degree conferrals on the official transcripts, you must provide copies of any graduate or degree certificates.
- If your school issues only one transcript for life, you are required to have a course-by-course evaluation completed by an approved transcript evaluation agency
- Use our Transcript Lookup Tool to assist you in contacting your previous institutions
Personal Statement/ Essay:
Personal statement describing interest in certificate program and particular specialty.
A copy of your current, unrestricted RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse.
International applicants, as well as immigrants to the United States and U.S. permanent residents whose native language is not English and who have not received a bachelor's degree or higher in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, must show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing and reading. American citizens born on U.S. military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
If you take the TOEFLiBT exam, you must have:
- a minimum combined score for listening, writing, and reading sections of 79 plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher.
- a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher.
Tuition and Fee Rates:
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