Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Martha Y. Kubik, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., Chair
Jones Hall, 5th Floor
215-707-4687
martha.kubik@temple.edu

Pat DiGiacomo, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N.C., Undergraduate Program Director
Jones Hall 512
215-707-5624
patdigia@temple.edu

https://cph.temple.edu/nursing 

Accreditation

The program is approved by the State Board of Nursing, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE can be reached at One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 503, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-887-6791. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 122 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. The minimum passing grade in all required nursing major courses is 73% (C); this includes all courses listed under Department of Nursing Requirements and Nursing Major requirements.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The writing-intensive courses required for this major are NURS 3296 and NURS 4198.

College Requirement

All College of Public Health undergraduates must successfully complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play.

Community and Hospital Clinical Requirements

Starting sophomore year, the nursing program requires students to complete clinical/field education experiences at facilities both on and off the University campus. As part of the clinical experience all students must complete and submit the following clearances annually, Pennsylvania state criminal background check, Pennsylvania state child abuse clearance, FBI fingerprinting clearance and drug screening. The results of these requirements may impact the student's ability to continue on with the clinical component of the program, thus resulting in inability to satisfy graduation requirements. Additionally, conviction of a misdemeanor, felony, or illegal act may prevent the individual from becoming credentialed and/or licensed to practice nursing. Please see www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm for more information about licensure.

Students also need a physical examination, proof of required immunizations, annual influenza vaccination, Quantiferon testing (a blood test that detects the bacteria that causes tuberculosis), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, and personal health insurance. Students must complete the required health and immunization requirements to attend clinical. If these requirements are not completed, students may not progress in the nursing program. Additionally, all nursing students are required to be covered under the Temple University Accident Plan. If the student sustains an injury as a result of a required clinical activity, the student's expenses related to that injury are covered by this policy (see the policy in detail since there may be some limitations). To examine the details of this policy and the procedure, go to www.temple.edu/hr/students/accident.htm.

Student Transportation

Transportation to and from clinical sites is the responsibility of the student. Shuttle service is available from Temple University Main Campus to the Health Science Campus Monday through Friday. To review the current schedule, go to https://campusoperations.temple.edu/parking-transportation/shuttle-services/between-main-campus-hsc-and-ambler. Students need to consider transportation costs in their educational planning when attending the nursing program.

Department of Nursing Requirements

Chemistry
CHEM 1021
CHEM 1023
Introduction to Chemistry I
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I
4
Statistics
EPBI 2219Biostatistics and Public Health3
Psychology
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 2301Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
Biology
BIOL 1012General Biology II4
BIOL 2001Clinical Microbiology4
Kinesiology
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4

Nursing Major Requirements

NURS 1001Introduction to Professional Nursing3
NURS 1089Nursing and Healthy Lifestyles Management3
NURS 2144Health Assessment3
NURS 2189Nursing Community Home I1
NURS 2261Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice3
NURS 2289Community Home II1
SBS 1104Nutrition and Health3
NURS 2589Generalist Nursing Practice I: Principles of Care and Clinical Decision Making5
NURS 3296 (WI)3
NURS 3289Nursing Community Home III1
NURS 3305Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research: Analysis and Critical Appraisal3
NURS 3389Perspectives on Health II: Acting Locally3
NURS 3489Community Home IV1
NURS 3689Generalist Nursing Practice II: Primary & Secondary Care of the Family6
NURS 3789Generalist Nursing Practice III: Secondary Care Across the Lifespan6
NURS 4198Health Policy and Economics (WI)3
NURS 4489Senior Seminar: Evidence Based Practice Fieldwork Experience3
NURS 4589Community Home V1
NURS 4885Generalist Nursing Practice Internship3
NURS 4889Generalist Nursing Practice IV: Tertiary Care Across the Lifespan6

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
CHEM 1021Introduction to Chemistry I3
CHEM 1023Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I14
NURS 1001Introduction to Professional Nursing3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II14
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
NURS 1089Nursing and Healthy Lifestyles Management3
BIOL 1012General Biology II4
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
BIOL 2001Clinical Microbiology4
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
NURS 2261Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice3
NURS 2144Health Assessment3
NURS 2189Nursing Community Home I1
HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
SBS 1104Nutrition and Health3
PSY 2301Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
GenEd Breadth Course3
NURS 2589Generalist Nursing Practice I: Principles of Care and Clinical Decision Making5
NURS 2289Community Home II1
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EPBI 2219Biostatistics and Public Health3
GenEd Breadth Course3
NURS 3689Generalist Nursing Practice II: Primary Secondary Care of the Family6
Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
NURS 3289Nursing Community Home III1
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
NURS 3789Generalist Nursing Practice III: Secondary Care Across the Lifespan6
GenEd Breadth Course3
NURS 32963
NURS 3489Community Home IV1
NURS 3305Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research: Analysis and Critical Appraisal3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
NURS 4198Health Policy and Economics [WI]3
NURS 4889Generalist Nursing Practice IV: Tertiary Care Across the Lifespan6
NURS 4589Community Home V1
 Term Credit Hours13
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
NURS 3389Perspectives on Health II: Acting Locally3
NURS 4885Generalist Nursing Practice Internship3
NURS 4489Senior Seminar: Evidence Based Practice Fieldwork Experience3
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 122