Albright, Drexel offer new path to nursing degree
Beginning April 1, Albright College students will benefit from a new articulation agreement with Drexel University — earning two degrees within four years. Undergraduates will finish with both a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Drexel.
Candidates must maintain a 3.0 GPA while earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright College and completing prerequisites for Drexel’s Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) BSN program. A maximum of 20 Albright students will be part of each fall and spring ACE cohort.
“Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) is pleased to partner with Albright College to educate the next generation of nurses,” said Kymberlee Montgomery, DNP, associate dean of nursing and interprofessional education and chief academic nursing officer at Drexel. “This is an opportunity for Albright students to pursue nursing as a profession and to be the catalyst for positive change of the health care delivery system.”
CNHP’s full-time, 11-month ACE program offers an intense education in nursing science and designed for students ready to fast-track their nursing careers. Four consecutive ten-week terms include clinical work and facilitated entrance into nursing practice.
“Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation,” said Karen Campbell, Ph.D., acting provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College. “This agreement gives Albright students a new avenue to pursue, while maintaining the ability to cross intellectual and cultural boundaries and tailor their own path in earning an Albright Bachelor of Science degree.