The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is offered by the Department of Nursing.

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 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.

Campus Location: Main



Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is competitive. A minimum high school GPA of 3.25 is required for first-year applicants. Students seeking to transfer from a different institution must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 for college-level work.

Facilities and Clinical Sites

The Nursing Resource Center at Temple's Health Sciences Center campus is a simulation-based learning environment that utilizes state-of-the-art technology to aid in student skill development, critical reasoning and teamwork. Students participate in real-life situations in a safe and controlled simulated setting with guidance from our faculty. BSN students complete a total of 798 hours of clinical experience in community-and hospital-based settings.

Clinical Sites may include Temple Hospital Main, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Jeanes Hospital, Episcopal Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.


The program is approved by the State Board of Nursing, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing program at Temple University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001


Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Contact Information

Amita Avadhani, PhD, DNP, NEA-BC, CNE, DCC, ACNP-BC, AGNP-C, CCRN, FAANP, FCCM, Chair and Professor
Jones Hall, Room 502

Bettyanne Matase, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, Undergraduate Nursing Program Director, Field Coordinator, Assistant Professor

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

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 3496.

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

All nursing students must complete a pre-matriculation physical prior to the start of attending Temple University. Starting sophomore year, the nursing program requires students to complete clinical 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 a 12-panel 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 an inability to satisfy graduation requirements. Additionally, the 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 proof of required immunizations, annual influenza vaccination, proof of Covid vaccination, Quantiferon testing (a blood test that detects the bacteria that causes tuberculosis), American Heart Association (AHA) 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 Insurance Policy. 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 https://careers.temple.edu/hr-resources/our-functional-areas/benefits-administration/health-insurance-plans/student-health-1.

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 Sciences Center Campus Monday through Friday. To review the current schedule, go to https://campusoperations.temple.edu/shuttle-services/between-main-campus-hsc-ambler. Students need to consider transportation costs in their educational planning when attending the nursing program.

Department of Nursing Requirements

BIOL 1012General Biology II4
BIOL 2001Clinical Microbiology4
CHEM 1021
CHEM 1023
Introduction to Chemistry I
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I
EPBI 2219Biostatistics and Public Health3
HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 2301Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
SBS 2106Perspectives on Lifecycle Nutrition2
Total Credit Hours34

Nursing Major Requirements

NURS 1003Introduction to the Nursing Profession1
NURS 2089 (Foundations of Nursing)3
NURS 2144Health Assessment3
NURS 2262 (Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice I)2
NURS 2263 (Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice II)2
NURS 2689 (Med-Surg I Nursing Care of the Adult)7
NURS 3296Perspectives on Health, Thinking Globally3
NURS 3487 (Pediatric Health Nursing)4
NURS 3496 (Intro to Nursing Research (WI))3
NURS 3589 (Med-Surg II - Complex Care of the Adult)7
NURS 3687 (Mental Health Nursing)2
NURS 3787 (Population Health)3
NURS 3889 (Maternal Infant Nursing)4
NURS 4189 (Leadership and Management)4
NURS 4886 (General Nursing Practice Internship)9
NURS 4401 (Senior Seminar I: Transition to Practice)2
NURS 4402 (Senior Seminar II: Synthesis of Nursing)2
Total Credit Hours61

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Suggested Plan for New Students Starting in the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallCredit Hours
CHEM 1021 Introduction to Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1023 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 0802
Analytical Reading and Writing
or Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
or Honors Writing About Literature
HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play 3
KINS 1223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
 Credit Hours15
IH 0851
Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
or Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
BIOL 1012 General Biology II 4
KINS 1224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
PSY 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3
NURS 1003 Introduction to the Nursing Profession 1
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
IH 0852
Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
or Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
BIOL 2001 Clinical Microbiology 4
NURS 2089 Foundations of Nursing 3
NURS 2144 Health Assessment 3
NURS 2262 Pharmacology for Generalist Practice Nursing I 2
 Credit Hours15
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course GQ 4
PSY 2301 Foundations of Developmental Psychology 3
SBS 2106 Perspectives on Lifecycle Nutrition 2
NURS 2263 Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice II 2
NURS 2689 Med-Surg I - Nursing Care of the Adult 7
 Credit Hours18
Year 3
GenEd Breadth Course 3
EPBI 2219 Biostatistics and Public Health 3
NURS 3589 Med-Surg II - Complex Care of the Adult 7
NURS 3687 Mental Health Nursing 2
NURS 3787 Population Health 3
 Credit Hours18
GenEd Breadth Course 3
GenEd Breadth Course 3
NURS 3296 Perspectives on Health, Thinking Globally 2 3
NURS 3889 Maternal Infant Nursing 4
NURS 3487 Pediatric Health Nursing 4
 Credit Hours17
Year 4
GenEd Breadth Course 3
GenEd Breadth Course 3
NURS 4189 Leadership and Management 4
NURS 4401 Senior Seminar I: Transition to Practice 2
 Credit Hours12
NURS 4886 General Nursing Practice Internship 9
NURS 4402 Senior Seminar II: Synthesis of Nursing 2
NURS 3496 Intro to Nursing Research 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours124

The GS requirements will be satisfied upon the successful completion of KINS 1223 and KINS 1224.


Indicates writing-intensive capstone for the major.