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Preparing nurse leaders who change lives

Temple University (TU) is one of the world's finest urban Universities and takes pride in being one of the most diverse higher learning institutions in the country.  Temple University, located in the city of Philadelphia, provides opportunities to experience nursing that are unsurpassed by other universities.

Although there are many undergraduate nursing programs in the U.S., ours stands out as a leader in preparing nurses to care for people within local communities and the world.

Why choose Temple's Bachelor's of Nursing Science (BSN) program?

  • Unlike other universities with "pre-nursing" tracks, TU offers direct admission to the nursing program.
  • TU students take nursing classes in their first year on campus.
  • TU students begin fieldwork experience during the their freshman year
  • TU students are given preference for placement in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at TU.
  • BSN students have opportunities to study abroad to gain perspectives on global health.

 

Admission Requirements and Entry Options:

There are three different entry options for candidates seeking to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), depending on their background and education.

  1. Freshman Option:  BSN program for highly qualified high school graduates.
  2. Transfer Option:  Current Temple Students. Intra-university transfer available for current Temple University students. Must apply for admission to the College of Health Professions and Social Work.  
  3. Transfer Option: External Applicants.  Students currently enrolled in another college or university who would like to transfer into the BSN program at TU. 

 

Freshman Option

The following are the admission requirements for first-year candidates seeking to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

REQUIREMENTS
FIRST-YEAR STUENT ENTRY OPTION
Application Application for Undergraduate Admission
Transcripts All high school and college transcripts required
SAT/ACT SAT with writing or ACT
Grades/GPA Minimum of 3.25 GPA needed for consideration
Background AP, Honors, or college preparatory high school curriculum
Transfer Credits Generally AP scores of 4+ will transfer
Other Writing sample required (part of application)
Application Deadlines  * February 15th

* Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis

 

Transfer Option: Current Temple Students

The Intra-University Entry Option is available to current Temple University students wishing to transfer to nursing.  Current Temple students need not reapply to the university.  This option requires students to begin our nursing program as a first year nursing student.  Students admitted via this option will spend eight semesters in our BSN program entering the program in the fall semester.  This option is recommended for Temple students with less than 30 college credits.

Internal transfer admission decisions are highly competitive and made on a space available basis.

REQUIREMENTS
INTRA-UNIVERSITY TRANSFER ENTRY OPTION
Application

Complete the College of Health Professions Application for Undergraduate Students from a Current Temple University Student form.  Apply for the fall semester and declare nursing as your major.

Transcripts Attach a copy of your unofficial Temple University transcripts to your application.
SAT/ACT SAT with writing required or ACT (do not re-send if already on file with the University)
Grades/GPA Minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA, college level work, needed for consideration
Background AP, Honors, or college preparatory high school curriculum
Other A strong background in math and science.
Application Deadlines February 15th

 

Transfer Option: External Applicants

This transfer option is designed for students currently enrolled in another college or university who would like to transfer into the BSN program at Temple University.  This option requires students to begin our nursing program as a first year nursing student.  Students admitted via this option will spend eight semesters in our BSN program entering the University in the fall semester.  This option is recommended for transfer students with less than 30 college credits.

Transfer admission decisions are highly competitive and made on a space available basis.

REQUIREMENTS
TRANSFER ENTRY OPTION
Application Complete the Undergraduate Application for Transfer students.  Apply for the fall semester and declare nursing as your major.
Transcripts High school and each college and/or university attended
SAT/ACT SAT with writing required or ACT
Grades/GPA Minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA, college level work, needed for consideration
Background

AP, Honors, or college preparatory high school curriculum.

Other A strong background in math and science
Application Deadlines February 15th