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Additional Department of Nursing Programs

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.

Temple Health Connection

Sponsored by the Department of Nursing, Temple Health Connection is a nurse-managed, community based wellness center offering a variety of services to children, teens, adults and seniors living in neighborhoods adjacent to the University. Under the supervision of nursing faculty and other community health practitioners, community outreach staff and health profession students assist in delivering environmental health programs and disease prevention and health promotion programs for children, teens, adults and seniors. For more information please call (215) 707-5436 or (215) 707-1707.

Temple Health Connections Environment Health Programs

Outreach staff and/or health professions students make home visits, to families with children under 21 years of age, to ensure safe and healthy home environments. The goal being to reduce exposure to lead, asthma triggers, mold, cockroaches, mice, rats and bedbugs and to ensure presence of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, first aid supplies and an exit plan for an emergency.

Temple Health Connections Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Programs

Health Promotion Program for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities
Outreach staff and/or health professions students provide chair exercises, nutrition education and health promotion topics at Gray Manor, Section 8 Housing for elderly and disabled.
Health Fairs
Blood pressure screening and outreach for Lead and Healthy Homes and PHMC Health Network federally qualified health centers at local health fairs.


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.