Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

School of Nursing

College Type: Four or more years, Private not-for-profit

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Accelerated MSN Program

The Charles R. Drew University School of Nursing granted initial full accreditation by both the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program is intended to train students to offer excellent patient care in a culturally sensitive manner.

The two year, six semester nursing curriculum is designed to equip students from non-nursing background to pursue a graduate degree in nursing.

Graduates from this program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and the Clinical Nurse Leader certifying examination upon graduation from the program.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Have a completed baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university (or evidence of a U.S. equivalent baccalaureate degree based on a foreign credential evaluation)
  2. Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate study
  3. Hold a current RN license in the State of California and in the state you reside in (or show evidence of application for a California RN license) – for Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Tracks
  4. Completed prerequisites:
    • Anatomy with Lab
    • Physiology with Lab
    • Microbiology with Lab
    • English Composition
    • Sociology
    • Speech
    • Psychology
    • Nutrition
    • Statistics

Additional information on the program, admission requirements and application procedures can be had at the information sessions held on the dates posted on the official website of the college. 

Students will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and the Clinical Nurse Leader certifying examination upon graduation from the program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate : -
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening


Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 E 120th St
Los Angeles, CA 90059