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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) online program allows licensed nurses to earn a bachelor’s degree without sacrificing their careers. Graduates of Drexel’s online BSN program perform better in their profession and assume roles that demand critical-thinking, decision-making, communication, and leadership skills.
RN to BSN at Drexel Online allows licensed registered nurses the opportunity to enhance their field expertise by earning a bachelor's degree. In the highly competitive field of nursing, an RN-to-BSN degree can help give nurses an edge with minimal disruption to their hectic work schedule. By earning an RN to BSN online, nurses are able to remain employed while learning valuable skills that will result in greater career opportunities over time.
A 2010 study Institute of Medicine (IOM) predicts that nurses with a baccalaureate degree will increase from 50% to 80% by 2020.* Drexel’s fully-accredited online RN-to-BSN program prepares nurses for this industry transition with a multidisciplinary skillset that embraces clinical care and new academic research. Core courses prepare graduates for population-based cases and the managed care environment. Student’s may specialize in a field of their choice through elective courses.
Drexel Online's RN-to-BSN curriculum places a focus on improving practices and policies within the health care field and applying leadership skills, as well as more specialized areas of expertise, unique to each RN and their career goals.
*“The Future of Nursing - Leading Change, Advancing Health", Institute of Medicine, 2010
**The baccalaureate 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.
Students taking an online course with a clinical component or practicum CANNOT do the clinical or practicum portion of the course within the state of Maryland at this time. If you are a licensed Registered Nurse (R.N.) you may complete a clinical or practicum in Virginia and Delaware which share in a Nurse Compact for Licensure with Maryland. Students who reside in Maryland may continue to take online courses at Drexel University, but they must do the clinical portion of the course in another state. If you have already made arrangements to do clinical in Maryland, please contact your Academic Advisor or Director of Clinical Education immediately to help you find a new clinical site. Drexel University is in the process of applying for a Certificate for Approval to Operate in Maryland.