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  Academic Programs / Health Professions

Nursing 

Bachelor of Science (BSN)

Jill B. Derstine, RN, Ed.D., FAAN, Chair
Nursing Main Office Number: 215-707-4686
Nursing Fax: 215-707-1599
www.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 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.

Pre-professional Requirements for Nursing

Freshman Year, Fall Semester*    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 1021 Introduction to Chemistry I
3 SA
Chemistry 1023 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I 1 SA
English 1002 College Composition 3 CO
Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4 QA
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3 IN
LA/IS Core International Studies/Foreign Language**** 3 IS
Total     17  
         
*For students applying to Nursing Program for Fall 2007    
****One International Studies course must be non-Western or Third World    

 

Freshman Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 SA
Chemistry 1022 Introduction to Chemistry II 3 SB
Chemistry 1024 Introduction to Chemistry Lab II 1 SB
Intellectual Heritage 1196 Intellectual Heritage I 3 IA
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3  
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science** 3 IN
Total     17  
         
*For students applying to Nursing Program for Fall 2007    
**Prerequisite for Psychology 2301 (Developmental Psychology)    

 

Sophomore Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II*** 4 SB
Psychology 2301 Developmental Psychology 3  
Intellectual Heritage 1297 Intellectual Heritage II 3 IB
Sociology

Sociology
1167

3201
Social Statistics
     or
Statistical Methods in Sociology
3

4
QB

QB
Core Elective Arts 3 AR
Total     16-17  
         
***Prerequisite for Nursing 2111 (Microbiology)    

 

Sophomore Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 2111 Microbiology 4  
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4 SB
Core Elective American Culture 3 AC
Core**** Elective Foreign Language/International Studies 3-4 LB/IS
Core Elective Studies in Race 3 RS
Total     17-18  
         
****One International Studies course must be non-Western or Third World    

 

(Note: Temple students who meet the University’s Undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements through the 45+ Transfer Core or Core-to-Core Transfer must still take these specific courses to meet department requirements.)

Special Fees

A laboratory fee of approximately $250.00 (subject to change), covering all four professional semesters, is charged and paid in four installments. Uniforms, books, and equipment total approximately $600 in the first semester. In addition, some courses have special fees attached.

Professional Curriculum

The following program of study is prescribed.

Junior Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 3141 Nursing Care: Adult Client Systems 4  
Nursing 3144 Health Assessment 3  
Nursing 3142 Introduction to Nursing Systems 3  
Nursing 3187 Practicum I: Care of Adult Client Systems 2  
Nursing 3261 Pathophysiology & Applied Pharmacology for Nursing I 3  
Total     15  
         

Junior Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 3297 Research Methods 3 WI
Nursing 3244 Care of the Developing Family System 4  
Nursing 3287 Nursing Care Family Systems Practicum II 2  
Nursing 3387 Nursing Care: Child Practicum IIB 2  
Nursing 3262 Pathophysiology & Applied Pharmacology for Nursing II 3  
Total     14  
         

Senior Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 4197 Epidemiology in Nursing Systems 3 WI
Nursing 4142 or 4143 Health Care of Diverse Client Systems 3 RS
Nursing 4141 Care of Chronic Ill Client Systems (Theory/Lab) 4  
Nursing 4187 Mental Health Practicum 2  
Nursing 4287 Geriatric Clinical Practicum 2  
Total      14  
         

Senior Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 4244 Professional Issues in Nursing 2  
Nursing 4297 Nursing Leadership 3 WI
Nursing 4243 Management Health Crisis (Theory/Lab) 4  
Nursing 4387 Advance Medical Surgical Practicum 2  
Nursing 4487 Mentorship Practicum 2  
Nursing 4245 Nursing Synthesis 1  
Total     14  
         
Minimum Total Credits Required for Degree 123  

15 Month BSN accelerated program

Admission requirements include completion of a degree in another field and a personal interview.  Admission to the program is highly competitive and will also be based on completion of the pre-professional requirements for the BSN listed above. 

The first year of study is identical to the Professional Curriculum of the junior year with the exception of Research Methods in the Winterim Session of the junior year.  The senior year is as follows:

Senior Year, 1st Summer Session    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 4141 Care of Chronic Ill Client Systems (Theory/Lab) 4  
Nursing 4187 Mental Health Practicum 2  
Nursing 4287 Geriatric Clinical Practicum 2  
Total     8  
         
Senior Year, 2nd Summer Session    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 4197 Epidemiology in Nursing Systems 3 WI
Nursing 4142 Health Care of Diverse Client Systems 3  
Total     6  
         
Senior Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 4244 Professional Issues in Nursing 2  
Nursing 4297 Nursing Leadership 3 WI
Nursing 4243 Management of Health Crisis (Theory/Lab) 4  
Nursing 4387 Advance Medical Surgical Practicum 2  
Nursing 4487 Mentorship Practicum 2  
Nursing 4245 Nursing Synthesis 1  
Total     14  
         

 

Advanced Placement Program for Registered Nurses

(The R.N. to B.S.N. Program)

Registered nurses who are graduates of diploma and associate degree programs may apply for admission with advanced standing. Applicants need not have completed all the pre-professional requirements before admission to the program. They should seek an appointment with the program Director to discuss the program requirements and get additional information on this curricular option. The nurse must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pre-professional requirements may be satisfied by transfer of acceptable college credits, by work in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or by taking the stipulated courses at Temple University. Nurses who have graduated from state-approved nursing programs in the United States and who have current nursing experience are granted 32 advanced placement credits in the nursing curriculum. Those who do not meet these criteria validate their nursing knowledge through standardized challenge tests.

Non-Matriculated Advanced Placement Students

Non-matriculated students are those who have not been formally admitted to the Nursing program. Non-matriculated students are required to apply for admission before they complete 12 credits or before they enroll for their third semester.

Professional Curriculum

 

Requirements - Department of Nursing    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 3111 Nutrition 2  
Nursing 3143 Health Assessment for Registered Nurses 2  
Nursing 3796 Teaching Strategies for Health Professionals 3 WI
Nursing 3261 Pathophysiology & Applied Pharmacology for Nursing I 3  
Nursing 3262 Pathophysiology & Applied Pharmacology for Nursing II 3  
Nursing 3297 Research Methods 3 WI
Nursing 3246 Professional Issues for Registered Nurses 2  
         
Nursing 4777 Epidemiology for Registered Nurses* 2  
Nursing 4787 Community Health* 3  
         
Nursing 4896 Leadership in Nursing* 3 WI
Nursing 4877 Professional Seminar* 2  
    *Taken Concurrently    
         

 

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