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  • RN to MSN Bridge Program


    Drexel's MSN bridge program is for RN's who have a BSN equivalent or a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing and now wish to pursue their MSN degree. 

    The “bridge” consists of one undergraduate course - NURS 370: Issues in Aging and Longevity (4 credits.) This class is offered during every term and includes a required field experience and mandatory synchronous class meetings.  Students with extensive professional experience may request to waive the bridge course. 

    After successfully completing all requirements and admission to the MSN program, students progress directly into graduate-level courses. The BSN is not awarded in this program.

    Applicants to this program must complete the admission process to the MSN program of their choice and seek initial advisement from the MSN program academic advisors.

    Eligible MSN Programs

    Program Features

    • Synchronous online lectures are offered in a highly interactive e-Learning method that both 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:

    Redian Furxhiu
    Student Services Manager 
    Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Trials, and Nursing Education tracks

    Amy Pelak Rothstein
    Student Services Manager
    Innovation and Nursing Leadership tracks


    NURS 370 Issues in Aging and Longevity4.0
    Total Credits4.0

    This course focuses on current issues in promoting longevity with healthy aging. Current biopsychosocial theories on aging are explored. The multidisciplinary needs of older adults, including relationship challenges, are addressed.

    Admissions Criteria

    To be considered for admission, please apply to the eligible MSN program of your choice and then submit the required documents for that program. Once accepted into the program you may request to waive the bridge course.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $861 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $956 per credit)



    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2014     

    September 22, 2014

    December 5, 2014

    December 8, 2014

    December 13, 2014

    Winter 2015 

    January 5, 2015

    March 16, 2015

    March 17, 2015

    March 21, 2015

    Spring 2015 

    March 30, 2015

    June 8, 2015

    June 9, 2015

    June 12, 2015

    Summer 2015 

    June 22, 2015

    August 29, 2015

    September 1, 2015

    September 5, 2015

    Apply today for a RN-MSN Bridge Program

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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