You definitely could do something other than nursing, research wise, if you decided; that may take more pre-reqs, etc, though, not sure. But, you can use your nursing degree to do research....for example, you can get your MSN in clinical research trials (drexel offers it online, and then you have a practicum in an area close to your home (so you don't have to live in philly), and you can then pursue a phd or DNP. I've considered that program for the future, but I'm nowhere near going back to school again, will be a bunch of years, just fun to look sometimes
. Looks like a good, solid program. But, if you want a non-nursing advanced degree, then that's not helpful. Just thought I'd point out that there are a few programs designed for nurses.