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Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson School of Nursing)


* Jefferson offers a flexible range of full- and part-time program options based on past education, professional experience, work schedule and special interest. These include the ASN program available at 2 campuses, and the BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. * Outstanding nursing faculty.
* Most courses taught by School faculty members.
* Individualized plan of study and advisement.
* The RN-BSN program offers credit for prior education and practice experience.
* The RN-BSN program can be completed in two semesters.
* Day, evening, and online classes.
* RN-BSN and MSN Program curriculum offer courses via the Internet.
* Jefferson offers four accelerated programs leading to the MSN degree: the RN-BSN-MSN option, the Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for Second-Degree Prelicensure Students, the FACT option and the Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for Second-degree RN Students.
* FACT students earn BSN in ONE calendar year of full-time study
* Students in the accelerated programs earn graduate credits while completing their undergraduate program. These courses are charged at undergraduate tuition rates.
* Jefferson nursing students have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a wide array of clinical sites at some of the nation's leading institutions and healthcare providers.
* Excellent clinical opportunities include state-of-the-art hospital care with the most advanced surgical and high tech procedures.
* Opportunities abound for working in community settings such as schools, senior citizen centers and homeless shelters.
* Advanced technological application to clinical practice through course work, clinical skills laboratory and learning resource center.
* Scholarships and tuition repayment packages offered by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Health System hospitals for senior students and graduate students.


The Mission of the Jefferson School of Nursing derives from those of the Jefferson College of Health Professions and the Jefferson College of Graduate Studies in that the faculty are committed to the education of students, expansion of knowledge through research, the promotion of health and provision of quality health services.

The Mission of the Jefferson School of Nursing is to educate qualified individuals at the undergraduate and graduate levels for practice as professional nurses. Graduates are prepared to meet the health care needs of society in a dynamic health care environment. The Mission is carried out in an atmosphere of teaching excellence, scholarship and community service. The School's Mission is supported through collaboration with other Schools of the College, the Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Jefferson Medical College, the Department of Nursing Service in the Jefferson Health System, and other regional affiliations.

The Mission of the University and the purposes of the College commit this institution to organizing its unique, rich and varied resources to provide educational opportunities for students pursuing careers in the health professions. As an academic health center, the University places a high priority on providing exemplary health services as a basis for clinical education. The nursing faculty's emphasis on clinical excellence is consistent with the mission of the University to pursue its purposes with distinction. The University is committed to the generation of new knowledge and insights in basic and applied sciences through research. The University links theoretical and applied knowledge through the promotion of collegial, cooperative ventures among the various health care disciplines.

In concert with its mission, the School of Nursing offers undergraduate programs leading to the bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN). BSN options designed for individuals who wish to enter professional nursing include the ASN-BSN Prelicensure BSN option and the Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for Second-Degree Students or the FACT option. Registered Nurses who wish to expand their education may select from the RN-BSN option, the RN-BSN-MSN option, or the Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for Second-Degree RN Students.


Students in the traditional Prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing option are prepared as generalists who can provide comprehensive nursing care by promoting wellness, preventing disease, and maintaining or restoring the health status of patients who span the life cycle and may be found in a variety of settings. The program provides an educational foundation for professional nursing practice and for pursuing graduate study in nursing. By emphasizing the relationship between academic and clinical experience, the program promotes continued intellectual inquiry.

The four year traditional Prelicensure BSN option is divided into prerequisite phase and the professional nursing major. Students complete two years or 59 credits of prerequisite course work in sciences, humanities and related disciplines that lay the foundation for professional studies in the General Studies Department at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Health Professions or at another college or university.

The professional nursing major consists of four semesters of nursing theory and clinical course work for a total of 64 credits. The BSN Program requires a total of 123 credits. Each prerequisite and nursing course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

School name:Thomas Jefferson UniversityJefferson School of Nursing
Address:130 South 9th Street, Suite 1200 Edison Bldg
Zip & city:PA 19107 Pennsylvania
Phone:(215) 503-5090

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