Nursing | Albright College

Nursing

Earn two degrees within four years, starting with a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright College, and ending with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Drexel University.

Cross intellectual and cultural boundaries while tailoring a unique path towards a career in one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation.

“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.” — Kymberlee Montgomery, DNP

Candidates must maintain a 3.0 GPA while earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright College and completing prerequisites (see below) for Drexel’s Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) BSN program. A maximum of 20 Albright students can enter each fall and spring ACE cohort.

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.

Questions or other correspondence about the ACE program should be directed to Dr. Andrew Samuelsen, Associate Professor of Biology.

Application deadlines for the Drexel component: April 15th for fall admission and Oct. 15th for spring admission.


Prerequisites for the Drexel ACE program:

Students must complete all General Education requirements and sufficient courses in three years at Albright College (for a total of 24 courses), such that the fourth year at Drexel University would be sufficient to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate Albright major. The two most common Albright majors for the ACE program, namely Biology or Molecular Psychobiology, are shown below along with the courses that are to be completed.

The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a C (2.0) as the minimum final grade in each course:

  • English Composition (ENG 102)
  • Developmental Psychology (PSY 230 or 240; note: PSY 100 is a prerequisite for both)
  • Statistics (PSY 200, MAT 110, or BIO 200)
  • General Chemistry I (CHE 105) [must be taken within 10 years prior to enrollment]
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (BIO 234 & 235) OR Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Comparative Animal Physiology (BIO 331 & 337) [must be taken within 5 years prior to enrollment]
  • Microbiology (BIO 321) [must be taken within 5 years prior to enrollment]
  • Human Nutrition (BIO 398)
For Biology majors:

BIO 151
BIO 152
BIO 200 (or other stats class, see above)
BIO 203
BIO 234 & 235 OR BIO 331 & 337
BIO 321
BIO 398
CHE 105
CHE 106
CHE 207
CHE 208
PSY 100
PSY 230 or 240

For Psychobiology majors on the Molecular Track:

BIO 151
BIO 203
BIO 234 & 235 OR BIO 331 & 337
BIO 321
BIO 398
CHE 105
CHE 106
CHE 207
PSY 100
PSY 200
PSY 201
PSY 205
PSY 230 or 240

General Education requirements:

  • First Year Seminar (FYS)
  • ENG 101 and 102
  • Language courses (2 total)
  • Foundations courses:
    • Humanities
    • Fine Arts
    • Social Science (PSY 100 above counts for this area)
    • Nature Science (BIO 151 and 152 above count for this area)
    • Quantitative Reasoning (all three statistics courses above count for this area)
  • Connections courses (2 total)
  • Synthesis course