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Nursing, B.Sc.

  • 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 is an RN to BSN degree?

The RN-BSN degree program is designed for nurses that have their Registered Nurse (RN) licensure and would like to continue their educational journey by earning a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). In addition to your RN licensure, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prepares you for a nursing career. A 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) study predicts that nurses with a baccalaureate degree will increase from 50 percent to 80 percent by 2020. In the highly competitive field of nursing, a Drexel University RN-to-BSN degree can help give you an edge with minimal disruption to your hectic work schedule. By earning this bachelor’s degree online, you're able to remain employed while learning valuable skills that will result in greater career opportunities over time.

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

And many more...

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Issues in Nursing
  • Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Genetics and Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Health Assessment
  • Complex Systems of Care: Technology, Patient Safety, and Quality

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.

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  • 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.

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
  • Official transcripts must show that 60 semester hours of the following college prerequisites were completed with a grade of C or better
  • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States or its Territories (Guam, Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands) an official course-by-course transcript evaluation is required.
  • All other applicants born outside of the US must submit TOEFL scores.

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

    556 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 556 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    556 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 556 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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