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 Health Professions and Social Work 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
As part of the Department's commitment to community service and providing clinical field experience, nursing students provide healthcare services through programs at local schools and neighborhood health centers.
- Asthma Safe Kids
- Homework +
- Lead Safe Babies
- Norris Kids
- Nurse-Family Partnership Collaborative
- Open Airways in the Schools
- Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) Health Connection
- Senior Citizen Programs
- Shared Decision Making
- Teen Groups
For more information about these programs, please visit the Temple Health Connection page or the Neighborhood Nursing Center page.
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.