Summary of 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 4198.
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
Starting sophomore year, the nursing program requires students to complete clinical/field 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 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 inability to satisfy graduation requirements. Additionally, conviction of a misdemeanor, felony, or illegal act may prevent the individual from becoming credentialed and/or licensed to practice nursing. Please see www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm for more information about licensure.
Students also need a physical examination, proof of required immunizations, annual influenza vaccination, Quantiferon testing (a blood test that detects the bacteria that causes tuberculosis), 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 Plan. 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 www.temple.edu/hr/students/accident.htm.
Transportation to and from clinical sites is the responsibility of the student. Shuttle service is available from Temple University Main Campus to the Health Science Campus Monday through Friday. To review the current schedule, go to https://campusoperations.temple.edu/parking-transportation/shuttle-services/between-main-campus-hsc-and-ambler. Students need to consider transportation costs in their educational planning when attending the nursing program.
Department of Nursing Requirements
& CHEM 1023
|Introduction to Chemistry I|
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I
|EPBI 2219||Biostatistics and Public Health||3|
|PSY 1001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY 2301||Foundations of Developmental Psychology||3|
|BIOL 1012||General Biology II||4|
|BIOL 2001||Clinical Microbiology||4|
|KINS 1223||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|KINS 1224||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
Nursing Major Requirements
|NURS 1001||Introduction to Professional Nursing||3|
|NURS 1089||Nursing and Healthy Lifestyles Management||3|
|NURS 2144||Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 2189||Nursing Community Home I||1|
|NURS 2261||Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 2289||Community Home II||1|
|SBS 1104||Nutrition and Health||3|
|NURS 2589||Generalist Nursing Practice I: Principles of Care and Clinical Decision Making||5|
|NURS 3089||Generalist Nursing Practice II: Medical Surgical and Psychiatric Nursing||6|
|NURS 3189||Generalist Nursing Practice III: Maternal Child Health Nursing||6|
|NURS 3296||Perspectives on Health, Thinking Globally (WI)||3|
|NURS 3289||Nursing Community Home III||1|
|NURS 3305||Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research: Analysis and Critical Appraisal||3|
|NURS 3389||Perspectives on Health II: Acting Locally||3|
|NURS 3489||Community Home IV||1|
|NURS 4198||Health Policy and Economics (WI)||3|
|NURS 4489||Senior Seminar: Evidence Based Practice Fieldwork Experience||3|
|NURS 4589||Community Home V||1|
|NURS 4885||Generalist Nursing Practice Internship||3|
|NURS 4889||Generalist Nursing Practice IV: Tertiary Care Across the Lifespan||6|