Clinical Education

Simulation Lab

The Nursing Resource Center at Temple’s Health Sciences Center campus is a simulation-based learning environment that utilizes state-of-the-art technology to aid in student skill development, critical reasoning and teamwork. Students participate in real-life situations in a safe and controlled simulated setting with guidance from our faculty.

You will be introduced to simulation-based learning during your first nursing course, returning to the simulation lab every semester to participate in a variety of patient and community care scenarios that increase in difficulty as your knowledge and skill base grows.

Clinical Rotations

BSN students complete a total of 798 hours of clinical experience in community- and hospital-based settings.

The first clinical is Community Home, a public health immersion experience that begins in the fall semester of sophomore year. Over two and a half years, students return every semester to their assigned community home to complete a seven-week rotation, with a focus on community engagement, health promotion and disease prevention. Examples of neighborhood partners include schools, after-school programs, faith-based organizations, senior citizen centers and sites serving women recovering from substance abuse or domestic violence.

During the spring semester of your sophomore year, you will start hospital-based clinical rotations that continue through senior year. These include chronic and advanced medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, psychiatric nursing and maternal child nursing, with a focus on nursing care in a hospital setting. During the spring semester of senior year, you will complete an internship experience, which involves one-on-one mentoring by a nurse preceptor in a care delivery setting of the student’s choice. Our partners include some of the best healthcare facilities in Philadelphia.

The Department of Nursing has more than 100 clinical contracts and 15 affiliate agreements with regional hospitals, as well as multiple community organizations and nonprofits.