Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Temple University offers a holistic approach to nursing, which considers patients and their families, communities and physical environments, through evidence-based instruction and ongoing clinical fieldwork. Faculty members provide extensive experience in a variety of specialties, including
- acute or critical care,
- maternal-child care,
- pediatric or geriatric care,
- psychiatric care and
- public health care.
Students gain the theoretical foundation that enables them to pursue graduate studies in nursing. The bachelor’s degree also prepares students for a variety of professional nursing roles as clinicians, educators and leaders focused on primary healthcare for underserved and vulnerable populations.
Nurses are ideally positioned to have positive effects on neighborhood environments and promote health on both the individual and community levels. BSN students in the College of Public Health learn that nursing goes beyond the hospital and acute care settings: They are prepared to see the big picture in healthcare and gain experience working with patients to ensure they have what they need to stay healthy after seeking direct healthcare.
What sets us apart?
- Unlike pre-nursing tracks at other universities, Temple offers freshman students direct admission to the Nursing program.
- You will take nursing classes and begin fieldwork experience during your freshman year, which means interacting with clinical faculty and gaining clinical experience early in your college career. You’ll serve North Philadelphia neighborhoods through our Community Home initiative, an innovative five-semester rotation with a population-based, service-learning focus.
- 100 percent of Temple BSN graduates obtain full-time employment before graduating. Of our 2017 graduating class, 97 percent of students passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is required to obtain an RN license.
- BSN students can apply to enter Temple’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program directly, without first completing a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). And many DNP graduates find permanent employment through their clinical experiences.
- Temple’s BSN students have numerous opportunities to study abroad to broaden their perspective on health.