The following additional programs make Temple’s Department of Nursing one of the premier educational opportunities in the region.
Nurse Scholars Program
Juniors enrolled in the B.S.N. program may qualify for the Nurse Scholars Program, which allows them to begin working toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree while completing their undergraduate coursework. Students will be eligible to take the R.N. licensing exam after completion of the undergraduate program and to sit for board certification after receiving the DNP degree.
Nursing Resource Center
The College of Public Health has a Nursing Resource Center (JCNRC) that maintains open lab hours during the semester. Equipped with medical supplies, static mannequins, and full-body simulators, the JCNRC recreates a clinical environment where students can safely practice skills and techniques. The lab is also a Smart Classroom with a computer center, professional software, and an audiovisual library from which students can borrow materials.
Nursing students can get more involved in the profession by joining SNAP (Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania) and NSNA (National Student Nursing Association). These organizations provide networking and information about job and scholarship opportunities.
Students participate in a variety of community service events to give back on a local and global scale. Members attend annual state and national conventions and may become delegates for Temple University on a statewide level.
Temple’s Department of Nursing is also home to the Kappa Chi Chapter of the International Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau. Students in the top 30 percent of their class, with a cumulative GPA of 3.25, are invited to join. Kappa Chi sponsors programs that appeal to academic interests and encourage research and scholarship.