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 4198.

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

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 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

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 Science 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

CHEM 1021
CHEM 1023
Introduction to Chemistry I
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I
EPBI 2219Biostatistics and Public Health3
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 2301Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
BIOL 1012General Biology II4
BIOL 2001Clinical Microbiology4
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4

Nursing Major Requirements

NURS 1001Introduction to Professional Nursing3
NURS 1089Nursing and Healthy Lifestyles Management3
NURS 2144Health Assessment3
NURS 2189Nursing Community Home I1
NURS 2261Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice3
NURS 2289Community Home II1
SBS 1104Nutrition and Health3
NURS 2589Generalist Nursing Practice I: Principles of Care and Clinical Decision Making5
NURS 3089Generalist Nursing Practice II: Medical Surgical and Psychiatric Nursing6
NURS 3189Generalist Nursing Practice III: Maternal Child Health Nursing6
NURS 3296Perspectives on Health, Thinking Globally (WI)3
NURS 3289Nursing Community Home III1
NURS 3305Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research: Analysis and Critical Appraisal3
NURS 3389Perspectives on Health II: Acting Locally3
NURS 3489Community Home IV1
NURS 4198Health Policy and Economics (WI)3
NURS 4489Senior Seminar: Evidence Based Practice Fieldwork Experience3
NURS 4589Community Home V1
NURS 4885Generalist Nursing Practice Internship3
NURS 4889Generalist Nursing Practice IV: Tertiary Care Across the Lifespan6