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Nursing 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Four-Year Program

 

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.

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).

 

1.  University Requirements

  • New students starting in the 2010-2011 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) 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.  Department of Nursing Requirements

  • 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 - Biology 2001, Psych 2301, Kinesiology 1223, Kinesiology 1224, Biology 1012. (5 courses)

3.  Nursing Major Requirements

  • Nursing 1001, 1089, 3141, 3142, 3144, 3187, 3261, 3244, 3262, 3287, 3297, 3387, 4141, 4142, 4187, 4197, 4287, 4243, 4245, 4297, 4387 and 4487. (22 courses)

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

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
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I ^ 4  
Nursing 1001 Introduction to Professional Nursing 3  
Total     15  
 
Freshman Year, Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 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
Biology 2001 Clinical Microbiology 4  
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Nursing 3142 Introduction to Nursing Systems 3  
Nursing 3144 Health Assessment 3  
Total     16  
 
Sophomore Year, Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math***
1021 College Algebra 4  
Psychology 2301 Foundations of Developmental Psychology 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Nursing 3141 Nursing Care of Adult Client Systems 4  
Nursing 3187 Practicum I: Care of the Adult Client Systems 2  
Total     16  
 
Junior Year, Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Psychology** 1167 Foundations in Statistical Methods 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race and Diversity 3 GD
Nursing 3244 Care of the Developing Family System 4  
Nursing 3287 Nursing Care of Childbearing Family System: Practicum II A 2  
Nursing 3261 Pathophysiology & Applied Pharmacology for Nursing I 3  
Nursing 3387 Nursing Care of Childbearing Family System: Practicum IIB 2  
Total     17  
 
Junior Year, Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
Nursing 4141 Care of the Chronically Ill Client System 4  
Nursing 4187 Care of Client Systems with Chronic Health Alteration:
Mental Health Clinical Practicum
2  
Nursing 4287 Care of Client Systems with Chronic Health Alteration:
Geriatric Clinical Practicum
2  
Nursing 3262 Pathophysiology & Applied Pharmacology for Nursing II 3  
Total     14  
 
Senior Year, Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 3297 Research Methods 3 WI
Nursing 4142 Health Care of Diverse Client Systems 3  
Nursing 4243 Nursing Management: System in Crisis 4  
Nursing 4387 Care of Client Systems in Crisis: Advance Medical Surgical Practicum 2  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Total      15-16  
 
Senior Year, Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 4197 Epidemiology of Nursing Systems 3 WI
Nursing 4297 Nursing Leadership* 3 WI
Nursing 4487 Care of Client Systems in Crisis: Mentorship Practicum 2  
Nursing 4245 Nursing Synthesis 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 options include Sociology 1167 and Sociology 3201.
***The GQ requirement will be satisfied upon the successful completion of Math 1021, PSYCH 1167, Nursing 3261 and 3262.
^The GS requirements will be satisfied upon the successful completion of Kinesiology 1223 and 1224.

 

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

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 123 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).

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
  • 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.)  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 advisor 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.

 

Prerequisite and 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 GW
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society; Arts; Human Behavior
(Choose 1 course from two areas.)
6 GU; GA; GB
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science 3  
Psychology 2301 Foundations of Developmental Psychology 3  
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4  
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4  
Nursing
  or
Biology
2111
  or
2001
Microbiology
    or
Clinical Microbiology
4

4
 
Chemistry 1021 Introduction to Chemistry I 3  
Chemistry 1023 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 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
 
Philosophy 2121 Introduction to Ethical Theory 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Free Electives   Free Electives 4  
         
Total     61  

 

Professional Curriculum

Requirements - Department of Nursing
 
Junior Year, Fall Semester (Semester I)
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 3101 Nursing Informatics 3  
Nursing 3197 Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science* 3 WI
Total     6  
         
Junior Year, Spring Semester (Semester II)
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 3202 Nursing and the Politics of Gender, Race and Class 3  
Nursing 3204 Perspectives on Health I: Thinking Globally 3  
Total     6  
         
Junior Year II, Fall Semester (Semester III)
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 3305 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research:
Analysis and Critical Appraisal **
3  
Nursing 3389 Perspectives on Health II: Acting Locally 3  
Total     6  
         
Senior Year, Spring Semester (Semester IV)
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 4106 Healthy Aging 3  
Nursing 4198 Health Policy and Economics* 3 WI
Total     6  
         
Senior Year, Fall Semester (Semester V)
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 4207 Genetics and Genomics 3  
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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