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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Temple’s four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program combines evidence-based research and practice with hands-on learning to offer nursing students an unparalleled education. Students gain experience and serve the local population by practicing healthcare in the community.

Founded in 1893, our undergraduate nursing program provides the foundation to prepare expert nursing clinicians, educators, and leaders focused on primary healthcare for underserved and vulnerable populations. Our urban setting provides opportunities for students to make a difference in the local community. Our innovative and challenging curriculum provides students with an outstanding nursing educational experience.

Nursing students at Temple University learn from superb teachers with exceptional skills in their chosen clinical specialty areas: community and public health, maternal-child nursing, acute care nursing, geriatrics, psychiatric/mental health, and health informatics. Our faculty engages in evidence-based research and practice, promoting scholarship essential to improving the health care of residents in our neighborhoods and communities. We welcome you and encourage you to learn the science and art of nursing with us.

Advantages of Temple's Nursing program:

  • Affordable college education in a location convenient to mass transportation
  • Full-time program with daytime classes
  • Personal attention from highly qualified faculty
  • Clinical experiences in the best healthcare facilities in Philadelphia
  • A student body that celebrates diversity and the free interchange of ideas
  • Commitment to underserved communities
  • All degree requirements can be met in four years
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Registered Nurses accepted into the Bachelor’s program may apply 31 credits from the completion of the R.N. curriculum to their B.S.N. degrees. Upon receiving their undergraduate degrees, Nursing students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Note that B.S.N. program spans a full four years to accommodate expanded clinical time.