These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The writing-intensive courses required for this major are NURS 3296 and NURS 3496.

College Requirement

All College of Public Health undergraduates must successfully complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play.

Community and Hospital Clinical Requirements

All nursing students must complete a pre-matriculation physical prior to the start of attending Temple University. Starting sophomore year, the nursing program requires students to complete clinical education experiences at facilities both on and off the University campus. As part of the clinical experience all students must complete and submit the following clearances annually: Pennsylvania state criminal background check, Pennsylvania state child abuse clearance, FBI fingerprinting clearance, and a 12-panel drug screening. The results of these requirements may impact the student's ability to continue on with the clinical component of the program, thus resulting in an inability to satisfy graduation requirements. Additionally, the conviction of a misdemeanor, felony, or illegal act may prevent the individual from becoming credentialed and/or licensed to practice nursing. Please see for more information about licensure.

Students also need proof of required immunizations, annual influenza vaccination, proof of Covid vaccination, Quantiferon testing (a blood test that detects the bacteria that causes tuberculosis), American Heart Association (AHA) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, and personal health insurance. Students must complete the required health and immunization requirements to attend clinical. If these requirements are not completed, students may not progress in the nursing program. Additionally, all nursing students are required to be covered under the Temple University Accident Insurance Policy. If the student sustains an injury as a result of a required clinical activity, the student's expenses related to that injury are covered by this policy (see the policy in detail since there may be some limitations). To examine the details of this policy and the procedure, go to

Student Transportation

Transportation to and from clinical sites is the responsibility of the student. Shuttle service is available from Temple University-Main Campus to the Health Sciences Center Campus Monday through Friday. To review the current schedule, go to Students need to consider transportation costs in their educational planning when attending the nursing program.

Department of Nursing Requirements

BIOL 1012General Biology II4
BIOL 2001Clinical Microbiology4
CHEM 1021
CHEM 1023
Introduction to Chemistry I
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I
EPBI 2219Biostatistics and Public Health3
HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 2301Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
SBS 2106Perspectives on Lifecycle Nutrition2
Total Credit Hours34

Nursing Major Requirements

NURS 1003Introduction to the Nursing Profession1
NURS 2089 (Foundations of Nursing)3
NURS 2144Health Assessment3
NURS 2262 (Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice I)2
NURS 2263 (Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice II)2
NURS 2689 (Med-Surg I Nursing Care of the Adult)7
NURS 3296Perspectives on Health, Thinking Globally3
NURS 3487 (Pediatric Health Nursing)4
NURS 3496 (Intro to Nursing Research (WI))3
NURS 3589 (Med-Surg II - Complex Care of the Adult)7
NURS 3687 (Mental Health Nursing)2
NURS 3787 (Population Health)3
NURS 3889 (Maternal Infant Nursing)4
NURS 4189 (Leadership and Management)4
NURS 4886 (General Nursing Practice Internship)9
NURS 4401 (Senior Seminar I: Transition to Practice)2
NURS 4402 (Senior Seminar II: Synthesis of Nursing)2
Total Credit Hours61