Drexel University is a private research university in Philadelphia PA., known for its cooperative education program. Founded in 1891 by philanthropist Anthony J Drexel, Drexel University is consistently ranked as a top school by US News and World Report, and is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The College of Nursing and Health Professions was one of the first nursing schools online, beginning in 1997. As an early adopter of online education, Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions offers many NLNAC and CCNE-accredited online degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Adminstration, an RN to BSN for registered nurses, and a Master of Science in Nursing with several possible concentrations (Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education & Faculty Role, Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management, Clinical Trials Research, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Admissions requirements differ according to program, but in general students will need:

  • GPA 3.0
  • Official transcripts
  • Current, unrestricted United States RN license
  • Resume
  • Professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Two years experience.

Graduate nursing program tuition is $770 per credit hour, with various credit hours required for different concentrations, generally 46-55 hours. Qualifying students may apply for federal loans and grants, and scholarship opportunities may be available.