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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.

 

1.  University Requirements

  • New freshman students starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.
  • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 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.

2.  Nursing Core/Required Pre-Requisite Courses for Pre-Nursing/Nursing Students

  • Science Course - Chemistry 1021 & 1023   (1 course)
  • Mathematics and Statistics - Math 1021 and Sociology 3201 or 1167 or Psychology 1167. (2 Courses)
  • Sociology and Psychology - Sociology 1176 and Psychology 1061. (2 courses)
  • Courses by Department - Nursing 2111, Psych 2301, Kinesiology 1223, Kinesiology 1224, Biology 1012 and Public Health 1104. (6 courses)

3.  Major Requirements

  • Nursing 3141, 3142, 3144, 3187, 3261, 3244, 3262, 3287, 3297, 3387, 4141, 4142, 4187, 4197, 4287, 4243, 4244, 4245, 4297, 4387 and 4487. (21 courses)

General Education Requirements Effective for Freshman Students Admitted Fall 2009 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 or 09xx World Society 3 GG
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4  
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science
(Prerequisite for Psychology 2301: Developmental Psychology)
3  
Total     17  
 
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 or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Public Health 1104 Nutrition and Health 3  
Total     16  
 
Sophomore Year, Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 2111 Microbiology 4  
Psychology *** 1167 Foundations in Statistical Methods ** 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Total     16-17  
 
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 123  
         
*Indicates writing intensive capstone for the major.
**Acceptable options include Sociology 1167 and Sociology 3201.
***The GQ requirement will be satisfied upon the successful completion of Nursing 3261 and 3262.

 

Special Fees

A laboratory fee of $250.00 (subject to change), covering all junior and senior years, is charged and paid in four installments. Uniforms, books, and equipment total approximately $800 in the first semester. In addition, some courses have special fees attached. 


 

Core Requirements Effective for Transfer Students Admitted Fall 2009 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
(Prerequisite for Psychology 2301: Developmental Psychology)
3 IN
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3 IN
Total     16  
 
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  
 
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  
 
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 123  
         
*Indicates writing-intensive capstone for the major.
**Acceptable options include Sociology 1167 or Sociology 3201.

 

Special Fees

A laboratory fee of $250.00 (subject to change), covering all junior and senior years, is charged and paid in four installments. Uniforms, books, and equipment total approximately $800 in the first semester. In addition, some courses have special fees attached. 


 

The Online R.N.- B.S.N. Program

Registered nurses who are graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs and who hold a current, unencumbered R.N. license in the United States may apply for admission with advanced standing.  Registered nurses who submit official transcripts showing evidence of completion of an National League for Nursing-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 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.

Distinctive features of the program include:

  • Recognition of previous experience
  • No on-campus requirements; complete entirely online
  • Personalized attention from faculty
  • Low student/faculty ratio
  • Mentoring to help you achieve your career goals
  • Projects and fieldwork experiences that are individualized to match your area of interest
  • Full-time or part-time options (Full-time option allows students to complete in as little as two semesters)
  • Transfer up to 93 out of 123 required credits

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.

The application deadline for admission in the fall semester is June 1st and for admission in the spring semester is November 1st. Apply online at www.temple.edu/admissions.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the RN-BSN program secretary for an appointment with faculty advisors to discuss the program and undergo a preliminary review of transcripts. This can be accomplished in person, via the telephone, or through e-mail. An unofficial copy of transcripts should be brought to this appointment or faxed to the program office prior to phone or e-mail advising.

To schedule an appointment, contact the program secretary, Sara Swan, at sara.swan@temple.edu or phone 215-707-5018.

 

Prerequisite and Core/GenEd Requirements in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

Pre-Professional Requirements - Department of Nursing    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Core/GenEd   American Culture/U.S. Society
     or
Arts
3 AC/GU

AR/GA
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science 3  
Psychology 2301 Developmental Psychology 3  
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3 IN
Core/GenEd   International Studies/World Society 3 IS/GG
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 SA
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 SB
Nursing 2111 Microbiology 4  
Chemistry 1021 Introduction to Chemistry I 3 SA
Chemistry 1023 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I 1 SA
Core/GenEd   Studies in Race/Race & Diversity 3 RS/GD
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3  
Sociology
   or
Sociology
   or
Psychology
1167
  or
3201
  or
1167
Social Statistics
     or
Statistical Methods in Sociology
     or
Foundations in Statistical Methods
3

4

3
QB

QB

QB
Free Electives   Free Electives 15  
         
Total     61  

 

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  
         
Total     30  
    *Taken Concurrently    
    **Statistics is a prerequisite    
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