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  • MSN in Nursing Innovation

    Overview

    The accredited online MSN in Nursing Innovation is designed for those who seek to re-invent and transform nursing practice in today's tumultuous health care system. Graduates fill innovative and problem-solving roles as clinicians, educators, administrators and clinical scientists, while others choose to move toward the business environment of healthcare.

    This is an exclusive program for highly-disciplined and independent-thinking nurses whose career objectives may not be met by a traditional graduate nursing curriculum or career. The program emphasizes entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial approaches to advanced nursing practices and focuses on models, methods, environments and processes that will give students the tools to redesign and improve healthcare systems big and small. It offers a flexible, but rigorous curriculum, including a substantial capstone project that demonstrates innovation and pushing the creative boundaries in nursing practice.

    Program Features

    • Synchronous online lectures are offered in a highly-interactive online learning method that challenges and engages students
    • Fully accredited curriculum by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*
    • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions

    For questions, please contact:

    Amy Pelak Rothstein
    Student Services Manager 
    267.359.5692 
    ajp347@drexel.edu


    *The master's programs at Drexel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

    **This program is not currently accepting applications from students living in Iowa, Louisiana, or Wisconsin.

    **NEW YORK RESIDENTS: Clinical rotations cannot be completed in the state of New York.

    Curriculum

    MSN Core Courses 
    INFO 526Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice3.0
    or NURS 544 Quality and Safety in Healthcare
    NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
    NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
    RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
    RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
    Required Track Courses 
    NURS 586Innovation in Advanced Nursing Practice: Theory and Application3.0
    NURS 587Case Studies in Intra/Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Nursing3.0
    NURS 588The Nurse as Intra/Entrepreneur and Consultant3.0
    Practicum/Capstone Projects 
    NURS 636Capstone Project I3.0
    NURS 637Capstone Project II3.0
    NURS 638Capstone Project III3.0
    Support Courses  
    NURS 564The Business of Healthcare3.0
    NURS 669Professional Seminar for Advance Practice Nurses *1.0
    Electives (by advisement with track coordinator)9.0
    Total Credits46.0

    *

    Take NURS 699 in conjunction with NURS 638.


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    Admissions Criteria

    • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program fully accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN/ACEN) or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN/CCNE)
      • RN's with a non-nursing bachelor's degree may need to complete a bridge course before starting the program
    • GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the BSN
    • A current, unrestricted United States RN license

    Required Documents

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study
      • References will not be accepted from colleagues or family members
    • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
      • Why you are choosing this particular track
      • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
      • Your plans upon completing the degree
    • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
    • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    How to Submit Supporting Documents

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $887 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $985 per credit)

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

    Additional Equipment/Lab Fees

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

    Apply today for a MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice

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