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 4198 and NURS 4296.

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.

Clinical/Fieldwork Agency Compliance

Please note the nursing program requires students to complete clinical/field education experiences at facilities both on and off the University campus. These clinical placements require criminal background checks, including Pennsylvania state criminal background check, Pennsylvania state child abuse clearance, FBI fingerprinting clearance and drug screen. The results of these requirements may limit and potentially eliminate placement options for the student, thus resulting in her/his inability to meet admission/graduation requirements. Additionally, conviction of a misdemeanor, felony, or felonious 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, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, and personal health insurance. Students who do not comply with the required health and immunization requirements will not be permitted to attend clinical and may be dismissed from the nursing program. Additionally, all nursing students are required to pay a standard fee, along with tuition, each semester in order to be covered under the Temple University Accident Plan. If you sustain an injury as a result of a required clinical activity, your 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

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 2189Community Home I1
NURS 2261Pharmacology for Generalist Nursing Practice3
NURS 2289Community Home II1
NURS 2589Generalist Nursing Practice I: Principles of Care and Clinical Decision Making5
NURS 3204Perspectives on Health I: Thinking Globally3
NURS 3289Community 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 3689Generalist Nursing Practice II: Primary & Secondary Care of the Family6
NURS 3789Generalist Nursing Practice III: Secondary Care Across the Lifespan6
NURS 4198Health Policy and Economics (WI)3
NURS 4296Genetics and Genomics (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