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Nursing 

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

 

Jane Kurz, PhD., R.N., Interim Chair
Nursing Main Office Number: 215-707-4687
Nursing Fax: 215-707-1599
http://chpsw.temple.edu/nursing

 

Accreditation

The program is approved by the State Board of Nursing, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and 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 semester hours of credit 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 item 2 - Department of Nursing Requirements, and item 3 - Nursing Major Requirements.

Summary of Requirements

 

1.  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 specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and are identified by "WI" in the Attribute column.

2.  Department of Nursing Requirements

  • Science Course: Chemistry 1021 & 1023. (1 course)
  • Statistics: Sociology 1167 or Sociology 3201. (1 course)
  • Sociology and Psychology: Sociology 1176, Psychology 1001 and Psychology 2301. (3 courses)
  • Courses by Department: Biology 1012, Biology 2001, Kinesiology 1223, Kinesiology 1224. (4 courses)

3.  Nursing Major Requirements

  • Nursing 1001, 1089, 2144, 2189, 2261, 2289, 2589, 3204, 3289, 3305, 3389, 3489, 3689, 3789, 4198, 4296, 4489, 4589, 4689, 4885, 4889. (21 courses)

 

Suggested Term-by-Term Plan

 

Year 1, Fall (Term 1)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 1021 Introduction to Chemistry I
3  
Chemistry 1023 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I 1  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I ^ 4  
Nursing 1001 Introduction to Professional Nursing 3  
Total     15  
 
Year 1, Spring (Term 2)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II ^ 4  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Nursing 1089 Nursing and Healthy Lifestyles Management 3  
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4  
Psychology 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3  
Total     17  
 
Year 2, Fall (Term 3)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Biology 2001 Clinical Microbiology 4  
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Nursing 2261 Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice 3  
Nursing 2144 Health Assessment 3  
Nursing 2189 Community Home I 1  
Total     17  
 
Year 2, Spring (Term 4)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd
08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Psychology 2301 Foundations of Developmental Psychology 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Nursing 2589 Generalist Nursing Practice I: Principles of Care & Clinical Decision Making 5  
Nursing 2289 Community Home II 1  
Total     16  
 
Year 3, Fall (Term 5)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Sociology** 1167 Social Statistics 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Nursing 3689 Generalist Nursing Practice II: Primary & Secondary Care of the Family 6  
Nursing 4296 Genetics and Genomics 3 WI
Nursing 3289 Community Home III 1  
Total     16  
 
Year 3, Spring (Term 6)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Nursing 3789 Generalist Nursing Practice III: Secondary Health Care across the Lifespan 6  
Nursing 3204 Perspectives on Health I: Thinking Globally 3  
Nursing 3489 Community Home IV 1  
Nursing 3305 Evidence Based Practice & Nursing Research: Analysis & Critical Appraisal 3  
Total     16  
 
Year 4, Fall (Term 7)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Nursing 3389 Perspectives on Health II: Acting Locally 3  
Nursing 4889 Generalist Nursing Practice IV: Tertiary Care across the Lifespan 6  
Nursing 4589 Community Home V 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Total      13-14  
 
Year 4, Spring (Term 8)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Nursing 4198 Health Policy and Economics* 3 WI
Nursing 4885 Generalist Nursing Practice Internship 2  
Nursing 4489 Senior Seminar: Evidence Based Practice & Fieldwork Experience 3  
Nursing 4689 Community Home VI 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Total     12  
         
Minimum Total Credits Required for Degree: 122  
         
*Indicates writing intensive capstone for the major.
**Acceptable option includes Sociology 3201.
^The GS requirements will be satisfied upon the successful completion of Kinesiology 1223 and 1224.

 

Clinical/Fieldwork Agency Compliance

To ensure contractual compliance with fieldwork and clinical agencies, students are required to obtain background screenings such as the Pennsylvania Criminal Check and the FBI Criminal Check, along with a history and physical examination, immunization record, drug screening, and annual influenza vaccines. Students who do not comply with the required health and immunization requirements will not be permitted to attend clinical and will be dismissed from the nursing program.

Students who have a positive child abuse record or criminal background check for any offense found on the lists of Prohibitive Offenses Contained in Act 169 of 1996 as Amended by Act 13 of 1997 Criminal Offense will not be permitted to remain in the major and referred to student advising for assistance in exploring alternative options. Practice of deceit in the submission of any of the above documentation is cause for immediate dismissal from the nursing program.

 


 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): Registered Nurse Option

RN students follow the same curricular path as pre-licensure BSN students. Registered nurses apply directly to the BSN Program. RN applicants must meet the following admission criteria: (1) successful completion of an NLN-AC accredited nursing program with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher; (2) submission of a completed Undergraduate Application for Transfer Students: (3) submission of application fee; (4) submission of all college transcripts and school of nursing transcript; and (5) current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse. Once accepted into the BSN program, RN students are awarded thirty-one (31) nursing credits based on completion of their original nursing program and any additional transfer credits as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Registered nurses accepted into the program are required to complete thirty (30) nursing credits within the BSN curriculum, the University's general Education courses, and all required Nursing prerequisite courses.

 

Required Nursing Courses for the RN Option

 

Term 1
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Nursing 2144 Health Assessment 3  
Nursing 4296 Genetics and Genomics * 3 WI
Total     6  
         
Term 2
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Nursing 1089 Nursing and Healthy Lifestyles Management 3  
Nursing 3284 Perspectives on Health I: Thinking Globally 3  
Total     6  
         
Term 3
(Course based on student preference with Faculty Advisement)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Nursing 3689
  or
3789
  or
4889
Generalist Nursing Practice II: Primary & Secondary Care of the Family
      or
Generalist Nursing Practice III: Secondary Health Care across the Lifespan
      or
Generalist Nursing Practice IV: Tertiary Care across the Lifespan
6  
Total     6  
         
Term 4
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Nursing 3389 Perspectives on Health II: Acting Locally 3  
Nursing 3305 Evidence Based Practice & Nursing Research: Analysis & Critical Appraisal ** 3  
Total     6  
         
Term 5
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Nursing 4198 Health Policy and Economics * 3 WI
Nursing 4489 Senior Seminar: Evidence Based Practice Fieldwork Experience*** 3  
Total     6  
         
Grand Total     30  
 
*Writing Intensive
**Statistics is a prerequisite
***Capstone Course.  Must Be taken in the last semester of study
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