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Nursing, RN-BSN

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
The Nursing program of Drexel University is an accredited online program. At Drexel, we know you’re looking for a career-focused RN-to-BSN program that empowers you to challenge tradition by focusing on evidence-based and experiential learning that you can put to work immediately.
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The best part is that employers already know what makes a Drexel nurse stand out. Grounded in easy-to-use, technology-enhanced coursework designed to move beyond lectures and note taking, the curriculum focuses on the action-based, practical, in-depth clinical skills you need every day to improve patient outcomes.

Obtain your BSN in as little as 12-months

Drexel understands that your time is valuable. To help you achieve your professional goals on your timeline, the Nursing program of Drexel University will allow you to transfer up to 135 of the required 180 quarter credits to graduate. In addition to the generous transfer credit policy, Drexel has adopted an accelerated format option to allow you to complete the final 9 nursing courses in just 12-months…that is, if that plan works for you. Since flexibility matters to you, it is very important to us, as well. That is why we provide you with the choice to follow the accelerated plan of study or take the time you need to complete the program at your pace. Our 3-year tuition lock will provide you with piece of mind that you are able to set your pace and maintain the same tuition rate for three years. All of these options give you the path to earn your degree more quickly, while also concentrating on the courses that matter most to you and your career.

What kind of jobs can you get with a BSN?

A bachelor of science in nursing will prepare you for a wide variety of job opportunities, including:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Operating Room/Perioperative Nurse
  • Critical Care/ICU Nurse
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Labor and Delivery Nurse
  • Medical/Surgical Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Case Manager
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Microbiology 
  • Science 
  • Statistics of the Health Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Associates degree or diploma in Nursing
  • College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Current, unrestricted United States RN licensure
  • Your application will be reviewed prior to taking the NCLEX exam.
  • If you're preparing to sit for the NCLEX, you're welcome to apply and start the program on a provisional basis. Once RN licensure is obtained, you may matriculate into the RN-BSN program.
Official transcripts must show that 60 semester hours of the following college prerequisites were completed with a grade of C or better. It is expected that students have the majority of these requirements complete at the time of application, including at least one college-level English course.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    574 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 574 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    574 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 574 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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