MSN: Nursing Innovation Concentration

Major: Nursing Innovation
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0 minimum
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.3801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 29-1141

About the Program

The online MSN in Nursing Innovation is designed for the graduate nursing student who seeks to re-invent and transform the nursing practice in today's tumultuous health care system. Graduates of this accredited program fill innovative and problem-solving roles as clinicians, educators, administrators and clinical scientists; some students choose to move toward and succeed in the business environment of healthcare.

This pioneering master's degree emphasizes problem-solving and creative approaches to advance nursing practice, improve and change healthcare delivery and focuses on models, methods, environments and processes that will give students the tools to transform ideas into reality. It offers a flexible, but rigorous, curriculum, including a substantial capstone project that demonstrates innovation and pushing the creative boundaries to promote real and substantive change.

This program:

  • Gives students the ability to make ideas a reality
  • Teaches students new skills to support changing ideas into reality
  • Develops students as a creative and inventive nurses who can make meaningful and unique contributions to the healthcare industry
  • Is right for students if their career objectives may not be met by a traditional graduate nursing curriculum or career path

Students may elect to use the 4-5 electives to obtain a post-baccalaureate certificate in a specialty area of interest including but not limited to the list below. Or may, with approval, design an individualized plan of study to meet the program requirements.

  • Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare
  • Leadership in Health Systems Management
  • Nursing Education and Faculty Role
  • Issues in Human Trafficking
  • Substance Use Disorders Counseling
  • Veterans’ Healthcare
  • Project Management
  • Healthcare Informatics

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Jillian Randall
Academic Advisor
jnr56@drexel.edu
267.359.5692

Additional information is also available on the Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Nursing Innovation web page and the Drexel University Online Nursing Innovation web page.

Admission Requirements

  • BSN from a program fully accredited by NLN and or CCNE.
  • 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or the last 60 credits completed. Applications from RN’s with GPA < 3.0 may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Official transcripts from all previous educational institutions are required.
  • Two professional references required from colleagues or supervisors who can attest to the applicant’s knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.
  • Personal Statement describing why the student is interested in this MSN Degree, specifically indicating their idea for an innovative intra/entrepreneurial project/business.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Copy of Current US RN license required. Copies of any Advanced Practice Nursing Licensure and Certification Documents.
  • While specific experience is not required for applicants to the track, previous related work experience may make an applicant more competitive.

International Students: International applicants must possess a BSN (or it's equivalent) and current US RN license. International Applicants, as well as Immigrants to the US and US Permanent Residents, whose native language is not English, and who have not received a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom, and show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing and reading. US citizens born on US military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

If you take the TOEFLiBT exam you are required to have a minimum combined score for the listening, writing and reading sections of 79 Plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher.

If you take the TOEFL, you are required to have a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Ms. Amy Pelak Rothstein
Student Services Manager
ajp347@drexel.edu
267.359.5692

Additional information is also available on the Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Nursing Innovation web page and the Drexel University Online Nursing Innovation web page.

Degree Requirements

Core MSN Courses
NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
Required Track Courses
NURS 586Innovation in Advanced Nursing Practice: Theory and Application3.0
NURS 587Case Studies in Intra/Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Nursing3.0
Support Courses
NURS 564The Business of Healthcare3.0
PROJ 501Introduction to Project Management3.0
Praticum/Capstone Projects
NURS 652Innovation Capstone Project6.0
Electives (by advisement with track coordinator)12.0-15.0
Total Credits45.0-48.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Ms. Amy Pelak Rothstein
Student Services Manager
ajp347@drexel.edu
267.359.5692

Additional information is also available on the Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Nursing Innovation web page and the Drexel University Online Nursing Innovation web page.

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