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  Academic Programs / Health Professions

Nursing 

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

 

Frances Ward, PhD., R.N., CRNP, 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). 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.

University Requirement

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

New freshman students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

All Temple 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 RCI column.


Pre-Professional Requirements for Nursing

General Education Requirements Effective for Freshman Students Admitted Fall 2008 and after

 

Freshman Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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
***Math 1021 College Algebra 4  
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3  
Total     15  

 

Freshman Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx World Society 3 GG
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4  
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science* 3  
Total     17  
         
*Prerequisite for Psychology 2301 (Developmental Psychology)

 

Sophomore Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4  
Psychology 2301 Developmental Psychology 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Public Health 1104 Nutrition and Health 3  
Total     16  
         
*Prerequisite for Nursing 2111 (Microbiology)

 

Sophomore Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 2111 Microbiology 4  
***Psychology 1167 Foundations in Statistical Methods** 3  
GenEd 08xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx Arts 3-4 GA
Total     16-17  
**Acceptable options include Sociology 1167 and Sociology 3201

***The GQ requirement will be satisfied upon the successful completion of Nursing 3261 and 3262.


Pre-Professional Requirements for Nursing

Core Requirements Effective for Transfer Students Admitted Fall 2008 through Spring 2010

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 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4 QA
Core Elective International Studies/Language 3-4 L/IS/GG
Total     15-16  

 

Freshman Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 SA
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3  
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science* 3 IN
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3 IN
Total     16  
         
*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 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Psychology 1167 Foundations in Statistical Methods** 3 QB
Core Elective Arts 3-4 AR/GA
Total     16-17  
         
*Prerequisite for Nursing 2111 (Microbiology)
**Acceptable options include Sociology 1167 or Sociology 3201

 

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/GU
Core Elective International Studies/Language 3-4 L/IS/GG
Core Elective Studies In Race 3 RS/GD
Total     17-18  

 


 

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 of Adult Client Systems 4  
Nursing 3144 Health Assessment of Client Systems 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 of Childbearing Family System: Practicum IIA 2  
Nursing 3387 Nursing Care of the Child-Rearing Family System: 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 Health Care of Diverse Client Systems 3  
Nursing 4141 Care of Chronically 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 2  
Nursing 4297 Nursing Leadership 3 WI
Nursing 4243 Nursing Management of Client Systems in 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 122  

 

15-Month B.S.N. 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 B.S.N. 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 Chronically 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 2  
Nursing 4297 Nursing Leadership 3 WI
Nursing 4243 Nursing Management of Client Systems in Crisis (Theory/Lab) 4  
Nursing 4387 Advance Medical Surgical Practicum 2  
Nursing 4487 Mentorship Practicum 2  
Nursing 4245 Nursing Synthesis 1  
Total     14  

 

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

Registered nurses who are graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs and who hold R.N. licensure in Pennsylvania may apply for admission with advanced standing.  Interested applicants should contact the R.N.-B.S.N. program for an appointment to discuss the program and undergo a preliminary review of transcripts.  Please bring unofficial copies of your transcripts to the appointment.  Registered nurses who show evidence of valid, unencumbered Pennsylvania R.N. license and official transcripts showing evidence of completion of an NLN-AC accredited nursing program are awarded 32 transfer credits for their pre-licensure nursing courses.  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.  Temple has transfer agreements with area community colleges.  The Temple University Undergraduate Bulletin should be consulted for details on these agreements as well as the university policy related to 45+ transfer students.

A total of 61 credits of prerequisite and general education requirements in the liberal arts and sciences are accepted in transfer towards the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (B.S.N.).  A grade of C- or better is needed in order to receive transfer credit.  Before beginning the nursing major students must earn at least 52 credits in this section.  All science courses must be completed prior to beginning nursing major courses.  Temple University's R.N.-B.S.N. program includes 30 credits of upper-division nursing courses which all students are required to complete at Temple University.  (Refer to the Bulletin for information on the university's Academic Residency Requirements.)  All nursing courses must be completed with a C or better.  Students must complete the application process and be a matriculated student to enroll in nursing courses.

 

 

Professional Curriculum

 

Requirements - Department of Nursing    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 3143 Health Assessment for Registered Nurses 3  
Nursing 3796 Teaching Strategies 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 in Nursing for Registered Nurses 3  
         
Nursing 4777 Epidemiology for Registered Nurses* 3  
Nursing 4787 Community Health* 3  
         
Nursing 4896 Leadership in Nursing* 3 WI
Nursing 4877 Professional Seminar* 3  
    *Taken Concurrently    
Total     30  
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