MSN "Bridge" Program

Bridge to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): 3.0 quarter credits (no degree awarded at this time)

MSN for Nurses with a Non-Nursing BA or BS

About the Program

Drexel University's RN-MSN “bridge” program is available for nurses who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing and now wish to pursue an MSN degree. Applicants to this program must complete the admission process to the MSN program and seek initial advisement from the MSN program academic advisors. The bridge program is available only to students applying for the MSN Advance Role programs. It is not available for students wishing to pursue an MSN Nurse Practitioner degree. To learn more about alternative pathways to becoming a nurse practitioner, contact Ms. Jillian Randall or Mr. Redian Furxhiu (see contact information below).

The graduate program department chair reviews the applicant’s file for program eligibility and prerequisites are established on an individual basis.

The “bridge” consists of one undergraduate course. Individuals with extensive professional experience may request to waive the bridge course. Contact Mr. Redian Furxhiu or Ms. Jillian Randall for more information. The required “bridge course” in the MSN Advance Role Track is NURS 335 Genetics and Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice (3.0 quarter credits). This class is available entirely online, is delivered in 10-week, quarter term session. This course is offered in every term, and includes mandatory synchronous class meetings.

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

Bridge to MSN Requirements

NURS 335Genetics and Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice3.0

See the College's Nursing: MSN-Bridge Program web page for more details about the program, and visit the Drexel University Online MSN Bridge Program web page for information about the online delivery format. If you are interested in earning both a BSN and MSN, consider enrollment in the Accelerated RN/BSN/MSN program.

Additional Information

For more information about MSN Advance Roles Track program, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager


Ms. Jillian Randall
Academic Advisor

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