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					                                          PROGRAMS IN




                              2011–2012
                                          NURSING




THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
     The

Jefferson                        Difference
THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY, ONE OF THE NATION’S FIRST ACADEMIC

HEALTH CENTERS, REDEFINES HEALTHCARE EDUCATION BY PREPARING

STUDENTS TO BE MEMBERS OF TOMORROW’S INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE

TEAM. JEFFERSON GRADUATES ARE RECOGNIZED THROUGHOUT THE

COUNTRY AS LEADERS IN EDUCATION, RESEARCH, HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.



C O NTENTS
 1   THE JEFFERSON DIFFERENCE          15   UNDERGRADUATE
                                            PROGRAMS FOR RNs
 2   A DISTINGUISHED PROGRAM                (RN-BSN, RN-BSN/MSN,
4    A RANGE OF OPTIONS                     Accelerated Pathway to MSN)

 8   A PROGRAM TO FIT YOUR NEEDS       20   GRADUATE PROGRAMS
                                            (MSN, Specialty Tracks, DNP)
10   UNDERGRADUATE
     PRELICENSURE PROGRAMS             27   HELPFUL TIPS
     (BSN, FACT, Accelerated Pathway
     to MSN)                           28   STUDENT LIFE

                                       30   APPLYING TO JEFFERSON
                                       32   TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
Today, Jefferson offers greater breadth and depth in healthcare education than ever before. The University
encompasses Jefferson School of Health Professions (consisting of Departments of Bioscience Technologies,
Couple and Family Therapy, General Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Radiologic Sciences),
Jefferson School of Nursing, Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Jefferson School of Population Health, Jefferson
Medical College and Jefferson College of Graduate Studies.

INTERPROFESSIONAL FOCUS
Our specialization in healthcare education provides an uncommon opportunity: to learn in a dynamic,
interprofessional setting. At Jefferson, programs are purposefully designed so that students learn independently
as well as with and from one another. Those who take advantage of these connections find they are empowered
to construct a foundation for the finest integrated care possible.

A bricks and mortar example of this collaborative spirit is the campus’ high-tech Dorrance H. Hamilton Building.
Inside, you may see future nurses, pharmacists, physicians, therapists and technologists partnering in an array of
state-of-the art simulation centers or simply relaxing together in inviting common spaces.

REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE
Training together using the latest technologies in realistic environments gives students the knowledge, experience
and confidence to be successful. In addition to getting comfortable working in various model environments on
campus, Jefferson students have access to a variety of off-campus research and clinical education opportunities.
There are a broad spectrum of opportunities available, whether through the Jefferson Health System, affiliation
sites regionally, nationally and even around the world, or community service initiatives. Students report that this
hands-on experience pays off when it comes to making informed career decisions and competing in the work-
place. Employers know that Jefferson graduates have the skills to be effective members of any team.

To learn more about the Jefferson Difference, visit www.jefferson.edu.
                                                                                              SCHOOL OF NURSING       1
    A Distinguished
    Program
                                                             • nationally recognized leader in the use of
                                                               simulation in the curriculum

                                                             • focuses on interprofessional education utilizing
                                                               state-of-the-art Hamilton Building


                                                             YOUR GATEWAY TO
                                                             AN EXCEPTIONAL CAREER
                                                             Nurses have the responsibility and expertise to care
                                                             for the sick, encourage health and prevent disease.
                                                             A Broad Impact
                                                             Nurses are caregivers and highly educated profession-
    JEFFERSON SCHOOL                                         als who contribute their knowledge and experience
    OF NURSING                                               throughout the healthcare system. They are clinicians,
                                                             administrators, researchers, consultants, entrepre-
    • combines clinical excellence, research and
                                                             neurs, managers, consumer advocates, community
      technology with compassionate care
                                                             activists and information systems specialists. Nurses
    • offers entry-level BSN programs for non-nurses         with advanced education are the advanced practitio-
      and second-degree students, 3 programs for RNs,        ners, educators and executives who are changing the
      11 MSN specialty areas, one dual degree program,       direction of healthcare.
      post-master’s certificates and a DNP program
                                                             A Growth Industry
    • BSN graduates consistently score among the highest
                                                             • Nurses are the largest group of healthcare
      pass rates on the national licensure examination of
                                                               professionals in the U.S., with 3.1 million men and
      all PA professional nursing programs
                                                               women working in hospitals, clinics and physicians’
    • MSN NP 2010 graduates had an overall certification       offices; patients’ homes and extended care facilities;
      pass rate of 95 percent                                  industry; schools; the military; and research
                                                               laboratories
    • DNP students and graduates publish in peer-
      review journals and present practice inquiry           • Consumers rate nurses as the most trusted and
      projects nationally                                      respected healthcare providers

    • pass rates for CRNA graduates national certification   • Nursing will be one of the 10 most in-demand jobs
      exams are well above the national average                in the coming years




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Nursing education started at Jefferson in
1891 and has been continuous since then.
The School of Nursing has consistently been
at the forefront of educating the region’s
most respected nurse clinicians.

                                   SCHOOL OF NURSING   3
    A Range of Options
    Nursing Education at Jefferson
    The Jefferson School of Nursing offers a continuum of
    professional development opportunities that integrate advanced
    science with compassionate care and hands-on learning with
    a challenging curriculum taught by expert faculty.

                                                        EDUCATION THROUGH ACTION
                                                        As a major academic health center, Jefferson offers
                                                        unique educational experiences. Students gain
                                                        real-world experience at Thomas Jefferson University
                                                        Hospital and the Jefferson Health System and at
                                                        more than 100 clinical sites. These outstanding
                                                        clinical rotations provide experience with:

                                                        • state-of-the-art hospital care offering the latest
                                                          interventions

                                                        • advanced technological procedures and systems
                                                          in clinical settings
    JEFFERSON OFFERS:
    • opportunities at the bachelor’s (BSN), master’s   • comprehensive care for individuals and families
      (MSN), postmaster’s and doctoral (DNP) levels       of all ages

    • a flexible range of full- and part-time program   • community outreach in varied settings
      options to suit your education, professional      • interprofessional healthcare delivery models
      experience, work schedule and special interests
                                                        • clinical simulation experiences to prepare students
    • individualized plans of study and advisement        for direct patient care encounters

    • credit for prior education and experience

    • day and online classes for many options

    • online and evening classes for MSN

    • online DNP program

    • accelerated programs to the BSN, RN-BSN and MSN

    • opportunity to earn graduate credits in select
      undergraduate programs



4    JEFFERSON
‘‘         As a nurse you are expected to perform skills on
a person while looking in their eyes. As a student, you have
to learn and practice on people, and they expect perfection.
As a clinical instructor, it is so exciting to see the moment
in a student’s eyes when they go from nervousness to a
realization they can do it. The students keep me on my toes.
Challenging me, asking ‘What is that?’ Or, ‘Why that
treatment?’ We look it up and learn new things together.”
           Michelle Ferrant, RN, BSN ’02, MSN
           Clinical Instructor at Thomas Jefferson University
           Staff Nurse in the Intensive Care Nursery at Pennsylvania Hospital




                                                                           SCHOOL OF NURSING   5
                Nursing students learn beside health
                profession, pharmacy and medical students
                in Jefferson’s revolutionary model for
                healthcare education.
                In this community of healthcare professionals and scholars, individuals
                learn with and from one another, embrace each other’s contributions and
                collaborate to provide the finest care possible. At Jefferson you’ll find an
                area of nursing that matches your interests and gain the practical experience
                to foster the professional connections that will advance your career.



6   JEFFERSON
A DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
Jefferson students praise the responsiveness of their
professors. The faculty’s open-door policy means
that students have access to highly credentialed
experts in the field. Students collaborate with faculty
on research and evidence-based practice projects
and apply findings to their classroom and clinical
experiences.

Jefferson students learn from professionals who are:

• active in clinical practice and research

• regularly published in prestigious journals

• leaders in advocacy groups, community initiatives
  and professional organizations at the state and
  national level

• creative thinkers who bring inspiration to the
  learning environment




                                 SCHOOL OF NURSING        7
    A Program to
    Fit Your Needs
                                                       • RN-BSN/MSN: complete the BSN and MSN in
                                                         a seamless, integrated curriculum in 27 months

                                                       • Accelerated Pathway to the MSN: second-degree
                                                         RNs can earn both a BSN and an MSN in 27 months


                                                        FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
                                                        Eleven MSN options* include nurse practitioner
                                                        (NP), clinical nurse specialist (CNS) programs and
                                                        post-master’s certificates in most options:

                                                       • Community Systems Administration

    FOR NON-NURSES                                     • Acute Care Advanced Practice Nurse (NP and CNS)
    Three prelicensure program options:                • Adult Advanced Practice Nurse (NP and CNS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):            • Adult Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse
      – Traditional Prelicensure Program                 (NP and CNS)
      – Accelerated Pathway to the Master of Science   • Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse (NP and CNS)
        in Nursing (MSN): second-degree non-nurses
                                                       • Family Nurse Practitioner
        complete the BSN in 2 academic years and the
        MSN in 15 months                               • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

      – Facilitated Academic Coursework Track          • Nursing Informatics
        (FACT): second-degree non-nurses complete
                                                       • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
        the BSN in 1 calendar year and the MSN in
        15 months                                      • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

                                                       • Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    FOR RNs
                                                       • MSN/MPH offered in partnership with Jefferson
    Three full- and part-time options:                   School of Population Health
    • RN-BSN: 2 semesters online or a combination
                                                        Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) offered online.
      of online and on campus instruction in this
      hybrid program                                   *Over the next year, Jefferson School of Nursing will be
                                                        amending MSN options to align with the essential elements
                                                        of the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: licensure,
                                                        accreditation, certification and education.



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WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Non-Nurses
Do you have a bachelor’s degree in any field?

       If yes then consider   •   FACT (go to page 12)
                              •   The Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for 2nd-degree students
                                  (go to page 12)

       If no then consider    •   Traditional Prelicensure BSN (go to page 10)
                              •   PACE program (for high school students – go to page 27)

Registered Nurses
Do you have a BSN?
       If yes then consider   •   The Graduate Program (go to page 20)

Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing?
       If yes then consider   •   The Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for 2nd-degree RN students
                                  (go to page 16)
       If no then consider    •   RN-BSN (go to page 15)
                              •   RN-BSN/MSN (go to page 15)

Do you have an MSN?
       If yes then consider   •   DNP (go to page 24)


                                                                                       SCHOOL OF NURSING   9
     Undergraduate
     Prelicensure Programs
                                                               • earn starting salaries ranging from $55,000 to
     Your Nursing Career                                         $70,000 (BSN graduates)
     Starts Here                                               • enjoy 91 percent job placement rates for graduates
     Prelicensure BSN                                            who pursue employment following graduation
     For students with a high school diploma and 59              (BSN Class of 2009)
     specific prerequisite college credits.

     FACT                                                      BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
     12-month accelerated program for students with            IN NURSING (BSN)
     a degree in a field other than nursing.
                                                               Students in the Traditional Prelicensure BSN,
     Accelerated Pathway to the MSN                            FACT and Accelerated Pathway programs are
     2-year program for students with a bachelor’s             prepared to serve as generalists who can provide
     degree in a field other than nursing.                     comprehensive nursing care by promoting wellness,
                                                               preventing disease and maintaining or restoring
                                                               health in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
     UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES
     Jefferson Nursing students                                TRADITIONAL
     • gain clinical and research experience at                PRELICENSURE BSN
       Jefferson’s world-renowned hospitals and health         www.jefferson.edu/nursing/plbsn.cfm

       system and at leading healthcare institutions           Designed for individuals with no prior nursing
                                                               education and no bachelor’s degree, this program
     • participate in the City of Philadelphia Health
                                                               enrolls students who have completed their first
       Department’s District Health Centers and
                                                               2 years of prerequisite courses (59 credits) at another
       Immunization Program, administering flu and
       pneumonia vaccines at senior and community              institution. Students complete the program in 2
       centers throughout the city                             academic years, earning 64 undergraduate credits
                                                               and a BSN with a total of 123 credits.
     • are educated in a University environment dedicated
       to advancing interprofessional education and practice   The program provides an educational foundation
                                                               for professional nursing practice and graduate study
                                                               in nursing. Emphasizing the relationship between
     PROVEN PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
                                                               academic and clinical experience, the program
     Recent Jefferson graduates                                promotes continued intellectual inquiry.
     • had a 95 percent pass rate (BSN graduates) in
                                                               For detailed comprehensive course listings,visit
       2010 on the nursing licensure examination –             www.jefferson.edu/nursing/plbsn.cfm. A grade of C
       consistently among the highest in PA                    or better is required for each prerequisite course.


10    JEFFERSON
PREREQUISITES                                         CURRICULUM:                            BSN, FULL TIME
COURSE                           CREDITS              SEMESTER 1                     CREDITS             SEMESTER 3                CREDITS
Anatomy and Physiology I& II1              8          Medical Calculation                        1       Issues and Trends               2
Chemistry I 2                              4          Intro to Professional Nursing              3       Pathophysiology III             2
Chem II or Biochemistry 2                  4          Pathophysiology I                          2       Pharmacology III                1
Microbiology 3                             4          Pharmacology I                             1       Neurology/Psychology          1.5
Mathematics4                               3          Acute and Chronic I                        3       Clinical IV                     3
Statistics                                 3          Clinical I                                 5       Nursing of Children           1.5
English Composition5                       3          Computers in Nursing                       4       Clinical V                      3
English Elective6                          3
                                                      SEMESTER 2                     CREDITS             SEMESTER 4                CREDITS
General Psychology                         3
                                                      Health Assessment                       2          Trans. to Professional
Developmental or                                                                                          Nursing Practice               3
                                                      Pharmacology II                         1
 Child Psychology                          3
                                                      Pathophysiology II                      2          Community Health Nursing      1.5
Abnormal Psychology                        3
                                                      Acute and Chronic II                    1.5        Clinical VI                     3
Sociology                                  3
                                                      Clinical II                             3          Complex Health Problems       1.5
Nutrition                                  3
                                                      Childbearing Families                 1.5          Clinical VII                    4
Logic, Philosophy, Ethics
                                                      Clinical III                            3          Senior Seminar                  1
 or Critical Thinking7                     6
Electives8                                 6          Research                                3          CREDIT SUMMARY
                                                                                                         Prerequisites                  59
TOTAL CREDITS                             59
                                                                                                         Undergraduate                  64
                                                                                                         BSN degree awarded            123

PREREQUISITE NOTES
1
    8 CREDITS OF A & P I AND II OR 4 CREDITS OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND 4 CREDITS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY. LABS MUST BE INCLUDED.
2
    4 CREDITS OF GENERAL CHEMISTRY ACCEPTED, NEED NOT BE COURSES REQUIRED FOR SCIENCE MAJOR.
3
    4 CREDITS OF MICROBIOLOGY LECTURE AND LAB RECOMMENDED. IF NOT AVAILABLE, 3 CREDITS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND STUDENT MUST TAKE AN
    EXTRA ELECTIVE CREDIT.
4
    COLLEGE ALGEBRA OR HIGHER ACCEPTED.
5
    WAIVED IF EXEMPT IN LOWER DIVISION PROGRAM. REPLACED WITH EQUAL NUMBER OF ENGLISH ELECTIVE CREDIT.
6
    COMPOSITION II, LITERATURE, OR SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS ACCEPTED.
7
    INCLUDES LOGIC, AMERICAN CULTURE, ETHNIC STUDIES, ETHICS, CRITICAL THINKING OR PHILOSOPHY.
8
    MAY INCLUDE ARTS, HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES.

COURSE CLARIFICATION: ALL SCIENCE AND MATH COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 10 YEARS OF APPLICATION TO JEFFERSON. COURSES MUST BE
COMPLETED WITH A GRADE OF “C” OR ABOVE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSFER. A GRADE OF “C-“ OR BELOW WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSFER.




                                                                                                                          SCHOOL OF NURSING   11
     Undergraduate Prelicensure Programs
     BSN options for Second Degree                                  cal practice. Clinical hours may include evenings and
     Non-Nurses: FACT and Accelerated                               weekends. At the end of the program the students
     Pathway to the MSN                                             take the state nursing licensing exam and if success-
     Students in both options are admitted to the graduate          ful, they may choose to complete 27 graduate credits
     and undergraduate programs simultaneously. During              in a specialty area in the MSN Program.
     the undergraduate phase, students take three graduate
     courses (9 credits) in lieu of undergraduate courses.          ACCELERATED PATHWAY
     The difference between the two options is the pace of          TO THE MSN
     the programs and the length of time required to com-           www.jefferson.edu/nursing/accel.cfm
     plete them. For admission requirements see page 31.
                                                                    Designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in a
                                                                    field other than nursing, this program allows students
     FACILITATED ACADEMIC
                                                                    to complete a BSN and an MSN in a shortened time.
     COURSEWORK TRACK (FACT)
     www.jefferson.edu/nursing/accel.cfm
                                                                    Students complete the undergraduate component in
                                                                    2 academic years of full-time study and may complete
     FACT enables highly talented students to enroll in
                                                                    the MSN in 15 months. Students must have a bac-
     undergraduate study and earn the BSN degree in 1
                                                                    calaureate degree and 26 specific credits (listed below)
     calendar year (4 quarters, 10 to 12 weeks long each)
                                                                    to start the program. Students earn 55 undergraduate
     of full-time study. They may complete the graduate
                                                                    credits and 9 graduate credits at JSN as part of the
     component in 15 months. Students must have a
                                                                    APW Program. Students are scheduled for theory
     baccalaureate degree and 26 specific credits, as listed
                                                                    course content 2 days per week and clinical practicum
     below, to start the program. Students earn 55 under-
                                                                    experience 16 hours per week to allow time to inte-
     graduate credits and 9 graduate credits at JSN as part
                                                                    grate theoretical concepts and constructs into clinical
     of the FACT program.
                                                                    practice. Clinical hours may include evenings and
     Students are scheduled for theory course content               weekends. At the end of the program students take
     2 days per week and clinical practicum experience              the state nursing licensing exam and if successful,
     24 hours per week each quarter to allow time to                they may choose to complete 27 graduate credits in
     integrate theoretical concepts and constructs into clini-      a specialty area in the MSN Program.

       PREREQUISITES                        FACT AND ACCELERATED PATHWAY PROGRAMS
        Before you can enroll in either second-degree Nursing program, the following courses are required:
        COURSE                  CREDITS      COURSE                  CREDITS     1
                                                                                     8 CREDITS OF A&P I AND II OR 4 CREDITS OF HUMAN
                                                                                     ANATOMY AND 4 CREDITS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY.
        Anatomy and Physiology I & II
                                    1
                                             Microbiology   3
                                                                            4        LABS MUST BE INCLUDED.
         w/ lab                         8    Statistics                     3    2
                                                                                     4 CREDITS OF GENERAL CHEMISTRY II OR BIOCHEMISTRY
                                                                                     ACCEPTED, NEED NOT BE COURSES REQUIRED FOR
        Chemistry I                     4    Nutrition                      3        SCIENCE MAJOR.

        Chem II or Biochemistry 2            Baccalaureate Degree          39
                                                                                 3
                                                                                     4 CREDITS OF MICROBIOLOGY LECTURE AND LAB
                                                                                     RECOMMENDED. IF NOT AVAILABLE, 3 CREDITS WILL
         w/ lab                         4                                            BE ACCEPTED AND STUDENT MUST TAKE AN EXTRA
                                             TOTAL CREDITS                 65        ELECTIVE CREDIT.
                                                                                 COURSE CLARIFICATION: ALL SCIENCE COURSES MUST
                                                                                 BE COMPLETED WITHIN 10 YEARS OF APPLICATION TO
                                                                                 JEFFERSON. COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A GRADE
                                                                                 OF “C” OR ABOVE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSFER. A GRADE
                                                                                 OF “C-“ OR BELOW WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSFER.



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FACT PROGRAM CURRICULUM                                         1 CALENDAR YEAR TO BSN

QUARTER 1                CREDITS       QUARTER 3                CREDITS   CREDIT SUMMARY
Medical Calculations               1   Pathophysiology III            2   Prerequisites                 65
Intro. to Professional Nursing     3   Pharmacology III               1   Undergraduate                 55
Pathophysiology I                  2   Neurology/Psychology         1.5   BSN degree awarded           120
Pharmacology I                     1   Clinical IV                    3   *Graduate                      9
Acute and Chronic I                3   Nursing of Children          1.5   See page 20 for prerequisites.
Clinical I                         5   Clinical V                     3
Health Assessment                  2   Research I*                    3   Seamless Transition
                                                                          to the MSN
QUARTER 2                CREDITS       QUARTER 4                CREDITS   After earning the BSN, students
Pharmacology II                    1   Transition to Professional         continue with graduate courses,
Pathophysiology II                 2    Nursing Practice              3   needing 27 additional credits to
Acute and Chronic II             1.5   Community Health Nursing     1.5   complete their MSN in specialty
                                                                          areas other than anesthesia.
Clinical II                        3   Clinical VI                    3
                                                                          Graduates interested in the Nurse
Childbearing Families            1.5   Complex Health Problems      1.5   Anesthesia specialty must apply
Clinical III                       3   Clinical VII                   4   to that program. (See page 22 for
Informatics*                       3   Senior Seminar                 1   more information on the graduate
                                                                          curriculum.)
                                       Epidemiology*                  3



ACCELERATED PATHWAY TO MSN CURRICULUM
SEMESTER 1               CREDITS       SEMESTER 3               CREDITS   CREDIT SUMMARY
Medical Calculations               1   Pathophysiology III            2   Prerequisites                 65
Intro. to Professional Nursing     3   Pharmacology III               1   Undergraduate                 55
Pathophysiology I                  2   Neurology/Psychology         1.5   BSN degree awarded           120
Pharmacology I                     1   Clinical IV                    3   *Graduate                      9
Acute and Chronic I                3   Nursing of Children          1.5
                                                                          See page 20 for prerequisites.
Clinical I                         5   Clinical V                     3
Epidemiology*                      3   Research I*                    3   Seamless Transition
                                                                          to the MSN
SEMESTER 2               CREDITS       SEMESTER 4               CREDITS   After earning the BSN, students
Health Assessment                  2   Transition to Professional         continue with graduate courses,
Pharmacology II                    1    Nursing Practice              3   needing 27 additional credits to
Pathophysiology II                 2   Community Health Nursing     1.5   complete their MSN in specialty
                                                                          areas other than anesthesia.
Acute and Chronic II             1.5   Clinical VI                    3
                                                                          Graduates interested in the Nurse
Clinical II                        3   Complex Health Problems      1.5   Anesthesia specialty must apply
Childbearing Families            1.5   Clinical VII                   4   to that program. (See page 22 for
Clinical III                       3   Senior Seminar                 1   more information on the graduate
Informatics*                       3                                      curriculum.)



                                                                                         SCHOOL OF NURSING    13
     ‘‘            I worked in labs for about 5 years – pharmaceutical,
         biotech and a little bit in forensics. But then when I had my
         daughter and interacted with nurses, I thought that maybe this
         was the field for me. In nursing I can actually see the fruits of
         my labor in a way I didn’t at the research bench.
         During my first clinical, it was strange to go from the bench to
         the bedside, but I quickly realized that getting real-life experience
         is important. I learn something in class and then during my
         clinical, I experience it on the floor. Later in an exam, I can recall
         the treatment for a specific situation in the hospital. It offers a
         complete picture.”
                     Stefanie Carter, APW Class of 2011




14   JEFFERSON
Undergraduate
Programs for RNs
                                                      PROVEN PATHWAYS
Take Your Nursing                                     FOR SUCCESS
Career Further                                        Recent Jefferson RN graduates

RN-BSN                                                • enjoy 100 percent job placement rate (for graduates
RN-BSN/MSN                                              who pursue employment following graduation)
For RNs with a diploma or an associate degree         • earn starting salaries ranging from $55,000 to
in nursing                                              $70,000 (BSN) and $59,000 to $105,000 (MSN)
Accelerated Pathway to the MSN                        • qualify to progress in organizational structures
For RNs with a degree in a field other than nursing     and/or other opportunities for career advancement

                                                      RN-BSN
                                                      www.jefferson.edu/nursing/rnbsn.cfm
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES
                                                      RNs with an associate degree or diploma can
Jefferson RN students                                 complete the nursing major in 2 semesters full-time
• take courses online or through a combination        or on a part-time basis. Courses are scheduled to
  of online and on campus instruction in a            accommodate working students.
  hybrid program

• receive credit for RN experience                    RN-BSN /MSN
                                                      www.jefferson.edu/nursing/rnbsnmsn.cfm
• use an approved preceptor or collaborate
  with faculty to identify one of their own for       RNs with an associate degree or diploma can earn
  clinical opportunities                              both the BSN and the MSN in 27 months of full-time
                                                      study or on a part-time basis. The integrated curricu-
• have 7-week schedules for clinicals and             lum enables students to take required undergraduate
  most courses                                        and selected graduate courses concurrently in order
• benefit from joint admission with diploma and       to earn both degrees.
  associate degree level programs                     Students take 1 graduate course during their
                                                      undergraduate studies. After earning the BSN,
                                                      students need only 33 additional credits to complete
                                                      their MSN. See page 20 for more information on
                                                      the graduate curriculum.




                                                                                       SCHOOL OF NURSING       15
     Undergraduate Programs for RNs
     ACCELERATED PATHWAY                                   ATLANTICARE STUDENTS
     TO THE MSN                                            Visit www.jefferson.edu/nursing for more information.
     www.jefferson.edu/nursing/accelmsn.cfm

     Designed for RNs with a bachelor’s degree in a
                                                           DUAL-ADMISSION PROGRAM
     field other than nursing, this program allows         The dual-admission program provides a way for
     students to earn both a BSN and an MSN in 27          students to earn an associate degree at a partner
     months of full-time study or on a part-time basis.    community college and a BSN at Jefferson in a
     The integrated curriculum enables students to take    seamless, integrated curriculum. Students enroll in
     required undergraduate and graduate courses con-      the partner school and apply to Jefferson after earn-
     currently in order to earn both degrees.              ing prerequisite credits. Students must complete
                                                           the associate degree and pass the NCLEX-RN exam
     Students take 3 graduate courses during their
                                                           before entering Jefferson’s RN-BSN program. The
     undergraduate studies. After earning the BSN,
                                                           BSN is awarded after successful completion of the
     students can continue with graduate courses,
                                                           program, in as quickly as 2 semesters.
     needing only 27 additional credits to complete
     their MSN. See page 20 for more information on        Partner community colleges include:
     the graduate curriculum.                              • Abington Hospital Dixon School of Nursing

     ABOUT THE COURSEWORK                                  • Atlantic Cape Community College

     Sample curricula for each program are outlined        • Burlington County College
     on the next page.
                                                           • Community College of Philadelphia
     • All undergraduate courses are hybrid. Students
                                                           • Delaware County Community College
       may choose to do the program online or as an
       online/in-class combination                         • Gloucester County College

     • All graduate core courses (600 level) are offered   • Luzerne County Community College
       online. Support and clinical courses are offered
                                                           • Mercer County Community College
       online or on campus
                                                           • Montgomery County Community College
     PORTFOLIO OPTION                                      • Roxborough Hospital School of Nursing
     • RNs with experience in community health may
       submit a portfolio for NU 424/425

     • RNs with experience as a nurse leader may submit
       a portfolio for NU 440/442




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PREREQUISITES                  RN-BSN, RN-BSN/MSN, ACCELERATED PATHWAY FOR RNs

COURSE                         RN-BSN AND MSN   APW FOR RN   A GRADE OF C OR BETTER IS REQUIRED IN EACH
                                                             PREREQUISITE COURSE. FOR DETAILED COMPREHENSIVE
Anatomy and Physiology I*      4                4            COURSE LISTINGS,VISIT WWW.JEFFERSON.EDU/NURSING/
                                                             EDUCATION/RNS.CFM
Anatomy and Physiology II*     4                4
                                                             *OTHER NATURAL SCIENCE COURSES MAY QUALIFY
Microbiology*                  4                4
Statistics                     3                3
English                        6                0
Social sciences                9                0
Logic, philosophy, ethics or
 critical thinking             3                0
Electives                      27               52
TOTAL CREDITS                  60               67




                                                                                     SCHOOL OF NURSING          17
     Undergraduate Programs for RNs
      RN-BSN SAMPLE CURRICULUM
      COURSE                        CREDITS    COURSE                        CREDITS
      NU 300 Transition to BSN           1.5   NU 440 Leadership*                    3
      NU 672 Nursing Informatics          3    NU 442 Leadership Clinical*           3
      NU 323 Health Assessment            2    NU 423 Issues and Trends              3
      NU 424 Community Health Nursing*    3    NU 431 Nursing Research               3
      NU 425 Community Clinical*          3    NU 445 Role Delineation               3

                                               CREDIT SUMMARY
                                               Prerequisites                        60
                                               Professional Credit                  35
                                               Undergraduate                       24.5
                                               Graduate                               3
                                               BSN degree awarded                 122.5   * PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE




      RN-BSN/MSN SAMPLE CURRICULUM
      COURSE                        CREDITS    COURSE                        CREDITS
      NU 300 Transition to BSN           1.5   NU 445 Role Delineation               3
      NU 323 Health Assessment            2    NU 423 Nursing Issues and Trends      3
      NU 431 Nursing Research             3    NU 672 Nursing Informatics
      NU 424 Community Health Nursing*    3    Graduate Course                       3

      NU 425 Community Clinical*          3    CREDIT SUMMARY

      NU 440 Leadership*                  3    Prerequisites                        60
                                               Professional Credit                  35
      NU 442 Leadership Clinical*         3
                                               Undergraduate                       24.5
                                               Graduate                               3
                                               BSN degree awarded                 122.5   * PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE




      ACCELERATED PATHWAY SAMPLE CURRICULUM
      COURSE                        CREDITS    COURSE                        CREDITS
      NU 300 Transition to BSN           1.5   NU 603 Nursing Research
      NU 323 Health Assessment            2    Graduate Course                       3

      NU 424 Community Health Nursing*    3    NU 625 Epidemiology
                                               Graduate Course                       3
      NU 425 Community Clinical*          3
                                               CREDIT SUMMARY
      NU 440 Leadership*                  3
                                               Prerequisites                        67
      NU 442 Leadership Clinical*         3    Professional Credit                  35
      NU 445 Role Delineation             3    Undergraduate                       18.5
      NU 672 Nursing Informatics               Graduate                               9   * PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE
      Graduate Course                     3    BSN Degree Awarded                 129.5   * PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE




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Nurse anesthetists administer approximately
65 percent of all anesthetics given to patients
each year in the United States. Jefferson’s
CRNA program prepares nurses to provide
anesthesia care to patients undergoing surgical
and obstetrical procedures and to provide pain
relief in a variety of healthcare settings.

                                     SCHOOL OF NURSING   19
     Graduate Programs
     Advance Your Career
                                                          UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES
     Choose Your Specialty                                Jefferson Nursing graduate students
     •   Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)                         • enjoy flexible full- and part-time evening
     •   Community Systems                                  options for all programs
         Administration                                   • take online or in-class courses
     •   Family Nurse Practitioner
                                                          • gain 16 hours of clinical experience a week in
     •   Acute Care Advanced                                each clinical course
         Practice Nurse
                                                          • access a large number of resources at Scott
     •   Adult Advanced Practice Nurse
                                                            Memorial Library, including online journals,
     •   Adult Oncology Advanced                            textbooks, multimedia and clinical databases
         Practice Nurse
                                                          • conduct research with faculty, Jefferson
     •   Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse
                                                            Hospital clinicians, practice partners and
     •   Neonatal Nurse Practitioner                        program colleagues
     •   Nursing Informatics
     •   Women’s Health Nurse                             PROVEN PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
         Practitioner                                     Recent Jefferson MSN graduates
     •   Gerontology Nurse Practitioner                   • had a 95 percent pass rate on national
     Within most of these specialty areas, nurse            certification exams
     practitioner (NP), clinical nurse specialist (CNS)
     and post-master’s certificate tracks are available   • enjoy 100 percent job placement rate (those
                                                            who pursue employment following graduation)
     JSN also offers the dual MSN/MPH in partnership
     with Jefferson School of Population Health           • earn starting salaries ranging from $59,000
     For details about each specialty, visit
                                                            to $105,000
     www.jefferson.edu/nursing/msnspec.cfm
                                                          BECOME A LEADER
                                                          IN NURSING
                                                          The Graduate Nursing Program exemplifies the
                                                          tradition of excellence in nursing education, prac-
                                                          tice and research at Thomas Jefferson University.
                                                          Jefferson nurses are educated in the art and science
                                                          of nursing to implement their skills and knowledge


20       JEFFERSON
in a variety of professional roles and foster the                Post-Master’s Certification
continuing development of nursing science. An                    in Nursing Education
MSN prepares nurses to be advanced practitioners                 Four 3-credit classes, in addition to the 36 MSN credits:
at the forefront of healthcare, serving as clinical              • Curriculum in Nursing Education
nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse informat-
                                                                 • Evaluation Measures
icists, nurse administrators, nurse educators, nurse
                                                                 • Role of the Nurse Educator
researchers and nurse anesthetists.
                                                                 • Teaching Strategies
A Challenging Program
Jefferson’s outstanding faculty assists students in              CRNA PROGRAM
identifying professional goals, and the challenging              Jefferson’s Nurse Anesthesia program prepares
curriculum provides the educational framework to                 nurses to provide anesthesia care during surgical and
meet these goals.                                                obstetrical procedures and to provide pain relief in
                                                                 hospitals of all sizes, outpatient clinics and physi-
The 36-credit NP and CNS curricula consist of core,
                                                                 cians’ offices. The CRNA program begins in January
support and specialty courses. The 74-credit CRNA
                                                                 of each year. The 74-credit, 30-month full-time
specialty shares the same core classes and has sepa-
                                                                 curriculum is based on 3 cores:
rate support and specialty classes, required by the
                                                                 • nursing, including a research component
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
                                                                 • anesthesia
                                                                 • clinical


   CRNA CURRICULUM
   FIRST YEAR               CREDITS       Advanced Principles                       THIRD YEAR                   CREDITS
   Spring semester 1                       Anesthesia Simulation Lab II       1     Spring semester 3
   Basic Principles Anesthesia      3     Epidemiology for                          Research for APN II                   3
   Basic Principles Anesthesia Lab 1       Health Professions                 3     Clinical Correlation Conference 3
   Pharmacokinetics                 3     Clinical Practice II                3     Clinical Practice VI                  3
   Chemistry and Physics                  SECOND YEAR                 CREDITS       Summer semester 3
    for Anesthesia                  2                                               Clinical Practice VII                 3
                                          Spring semester 2
   Orientation to Clinical Prac.   NC     Role of AP Nurse                    3     CREDIT SUMMARY
   Summer semester 1                      Pathologic Aspects of Disease I     3     Total Graduate Credits               74
   Adv. Pharmacotherapeutics        3
                                          Clinical Practice III            3
   Physiology for AP Nursing        3     Summer semester 2
   Advanced Principles                    Pathologic Aspects of Disease II 3
    Anesthesia I                    3
                                          Informatics                         3     FOR DETAILED PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS,
   Advanced Principles                                                              COMPREHENSIVE COURSE LISTINGS AND COM-
                                          Clinical Practice IV                3
    Anesthesia Simulation Lab I     1                                               PLETE CURRICULUM PLANS, VISIT JEFFERSON
                                          Fall semester 2                           NURSING AT WWW.JEFFERSON.EDU/NURSING/
   Clinical Practice I              3                                               MSN.CFM.
                                          Health Policy                       3
   Fall semester 1                                                                  FOR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS GO
                                          Clinical Practice V                 3
   Advanced Principles                                                              TO PAGES 22-23.

    Anesthesia II                   3     Research for APN I                  3
                                          Senior Seminar                      3




                                                                                                       SCHOOL OF NURSING      21
     Graduate Programs
     Students may be able to transfer in eligible course-        ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
     work. Students with transfer credits and/or who have
                                                                 FOR ALL MSN STUDENTS
     completed master’s core courses complete the pro-
                                                                 • RN licensure
     gram on the same schedule as those starting with no
     credits. Tuition is charged and financial assistance is     • BSN, MSN or Nurse Doctorate (ND) from
     awarded based on the actual number of creditsa stu-           an accredited school
     dent takes each semester.
                                                                 • minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0

     NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP)                                     • résumé

     AND CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST                               • introductory course in elementary statistics

     (CNS) MSN PROGRAM                                               and nursing research

     Most graduate students in nursing are working               • computer literacy, Microsoft Office skills
     professionals with busy lives and multiple roles.           • a course in basic physical assessment skills
     That’s why our NP and CNS tracks offer:                       (if integrated in the undergraduate course of study,
     • Part-time study, designed for the working nurse,            evidence must be submitted for evaluation.)
       allows students to take a maximum of 5 years to           • two references: one professional, one academic
       complete the MSN                                          • an essay addressing professional goals
     • Full-time study, allowing students to earn the            • copy of current CPR certification (American
       MSN in 15 months (beginning with the summer                 Heart Association or American Red Cross)
       semester)
                                                                 • competitive performance on the GRE or MAT if
     • Online study options for all MSN core, support              the cumulative GPA from the earned BSN is less
       and clinical courses                                        than 3.2. Applicants whose undergraduate GPA


        NP AND CNS CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
       1. CORE CURRICULUM                    2. SUPPORT CURRICULUM                  3. SPECIALTY CURRICULUM


       Students in each of the MSN           Students in the NP and CNS             To complete the degree, students
       programs take 18 credits of core      programs select a specialty area       take 3 clinical courses (9 credits) in
       courses:                              and take 9 credits of science-         their specialty area.
       COURSE                 CREDITS        based courses that are specific
       Health Policy                 3       to the specialty. Examples for
       Research I                    3       NP specialties:
       Research II                   3       • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
       Role of the AP Nurse          3
                                             • Pathologic Aspects of Disease
       Epidemiology                  3
       Informatics                   3       • Comprehensive Assessment
                                               for Advanced Nursing Practice
       TOTAL CORE CREDITS           18



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is 3.2 or below must present evidence of one                          CRNA applicants also need:
of the following:
                                                                      • current ACLS, PALS certification
– competitive scores on the GRE, GRE Writing
                                                                      • a resume that demonstrates a minimum of
  Examination or MAT (test scores are valid two
                                                                        1 year experience in a critical care nursing setting
  years from the date taken) or
                                                                      • an interview with the CRNA admissions
– a grade of B or better in two core graduate
                                                                        committee
  nursing courses taken at Jefferson as a non-
  degree student


 NP AND CNS CURRICULUM PLAN (FULL TIME)*
 FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
 NEONATAL NURSE PRACTITIONER**
 ACUTE CARE**
 ADULT
 ADULT ONCOLOGY
 GERONTOLOGY
 PEDIATRICS                                                                                      COMMUNITY SYSTEMS
 WOMEN’S HEALTH                                NURSING INFORMATICS                               ADMINISTRATION
 SUMMER                     CREDITS            SUMMER                       CREDITS             FALL                         CREDITS
 Pathophysiology of                            Healthcare Economics and                         Research I                            3
  Human Diseases                     3           Financial Management                3          Strategic Management                  3
 Advanced Pharmacology               3         Informatics                           3          Epidemiology                          3
 Comprehensive Assessment***         3                                                          Community Systems
                                               FALL                         CREDITS
 FALL                       CREDITS            Epidemiology                          3            Administration I                    3
 Epidemiology                        3         Research I                            3          SPRING                       CREDITS
 Research I                          3         Nursing Informatics                              Research II                           3
 Clinical Course I                   3           Clinical Course I                   3          Role of AP Nurse                      3
 SPRING                     CREDITS            Nursing Informatics Project                      Informatics                           3
 Role of Advanced                                Management                          3          Community Systems
  Practice Nurse                     3                                                            Administration II                   3
                                               SPRING                       CREDITS
 Research II                         3         Research II                           3          SUMMER                       CREDITS
 Clinical Course I                   3         Role of AP Nurse                      3          Health Policy                         3
                                               Healthcare Informatics                3          Community Systems
 SUMMER                     CREDITS
 Clinical Course III                 3         Nursing Informatics                                Administration III                  3
                                                 Clinical Course II                  3          Healthcare Economics and
 Health Policy                       3
                                                                                                  Financial Management                3
 Informatics                         3         SUMMER                       CREDITS
                                                                                                Elective                              3
 MSN DEGREE AWARDED                 36         Health Policy                         3
                                               Clinical Course III                   3          MSN DEGREE AWARDED                   36
                                               MSN DEGREE AWARDED                   36

    *FOR DETAILED PART-TIME PLANS OF STUDY FOR EACH PROGRAM OPTION, GO TO WWW.JEFFERSON.EDU/NURSING/MSN.CFM
   **PRIOR TO BEGINNING CLINICAL COURSES, NNP STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT COPY OF CURRENT NEONATAL RESUSCITATION PROGRAM (NRP) AND ACUTE CARE
     STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF CURRENT ACLS CERTIFICATION
  ***PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR NU673, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF CURRENT PENNSYLVANIA RN LICENSE AND NEW JERSEY RN LICENSE OR CURRENT
     PENNSYLVANIA RN LICENSE AND DELAWARE RN LICENSE




                                                                                                                   SCHOOL OF NURSING       23
     Graduate Programs
     DOCTOR OF NURSING                                      Throughout their studies, DNP students complete
                                                            3 practica that comprise the doctoral project and
     PRACTICE (DNP)
                                                            provide the opportunity for application of knowledge
     The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice
                                                            gained in all the courses.
     doctorate designed to prepare professional nurses
     for scholarly practice as clinical and health sys-     Admission Requirements for all
     tems experts who will lead and inspire healthcare      DNP students
     improvement and reform. Jefferson’s DNP program        • cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in a program
     provides a rigorous 36-credit post-MSN curriculum        resulting in the award of master’s degree in
     focused on leadership, systems thinking, reflective      nursing from an accredited college or university.
     practice, health policy, implementation science and      Note: For GPA of less than 3.2, submit official
     evidence-based clinical practice. The program is         Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
     designed for the working healthcare professional,        (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing)
     so all coursework is completed online. Coursework
                                                            • official transcripts for all undergraduate and
     can be completed on a full-time or part-time plan
                                                              graduate study
     of study allowing students to take a maximum of
     5 years to complete the DNP.                           • three recent professional references including
                                                              narrative letter and attribute form
     Advanced nursing practice (APN) is broadly defined
     by American Association of Colleges of Nursing         • essay (not more than 1,000 words) outlining career
     (AACN) in 2004 as “any form of nursing interven-         goals, educational goals and objectives, and area of
     tion that influences healthcare outcomes for indi-       interest in pursuing the Doctor of Nursing Practice
     viduals or populations, including the direct care of
                                                            • portfolio – hard copy examples of scholarly work
     individual patients, management of care for indi-
     viduals and populations, administration of nursing     • copy of current RN license, CRNP license (if appli-
     and healthcare organizations and the development         cable) and specialty certification (if applicable)
     and implementation of health policy.”                  • letter from MSN college or university verifying
     DNP graduates are prepared to lead and practice at       the number of clinical hours completed
     the most advanced level of nursing.                    • copy of current CPR certification (American Heart
     • Graduates prepared for an APN role focus               Association or American Red Cross)
       their practice on direct care and management of      • copy of curriculum vitae
       individuals and families.
                                                            • completed application
     • Graduates in administrative, healthcare policy,
       informatics and population-based specialties         • after applications are received and reviewed,
       focus their practice on aggregates: populations,       selected applicants will be invited to interview with
       systems (including information systems),               School of Nursing faculty for final selection
       organizations and state or national policies.


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DNP CURRICULUM
A DNP from Jefferson prepares nurses to lead and practice at the most advanced level of nursing.

COURSE                     CREDITS   COURSE                    CREDITS   COURSE                     CREDITS

Scientific Underpinnings         3   Organizational Change               Current Issues in Health
Practice Inquiry                 3   and Systems Thinking            3    and Social Policy               3

Quality and Patient Safety       3   Leadership and Inter-               Practicum #1                     3
                                      professional Collaboration     3   Practicum #2                     3
Methods for Evidence-
Based Practice                   3   Clinical Prevention and             Practicum #3                     3
                                      Population Health              3
Advanced Topics in
 Health Informatics             3                                        TOTAL CREDITS FOR DNP          36




                                                                                         SCHOOL OF NURSING    25
            ‘‘             I came to Jefferson because of its preeminence
                 in the healthcare community. Jefferson provided the
                 environment for intellectual exchange and preparation of
                 future nursing leaders. My doctoral project provided an
                 opportunity to integrate practice and research to explore
                 factors influencing nursing practice. Having my doctorate
                 gives me a refreshed focus on health care at a crucial time
                 in our history, especially with the healthcare reform and
                 challenges to meet the needs of our patients.”
                           Barbara A. Todd, DNP ’10, CRNP, FAANP
                           Director of Advance Practice Providers
                           Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania




26   JEFFERSON
Helpful Tips for
Entering Nursing
                                            PACE
                                            Plan a College Education (PACE) provides
                                            a seamless transition from high school to
                                            lower-division and upper-division college
                                            study. High school seniors accepted to PACE
                                            are guaranteed admission to JSN’s Prelicensure
                                            BSN program in their junior year if they
                                            have completed the required prerequisite
                                            courses and maintained a 3.0 GPA. Throughout
                                            the freshman and sophomore years of college,
                                            a nursing faculty member and admissions
                                            counselor work with PACE students and
                                            monitor their progress, easing their transition
                                            with workshops and special programs.
Jefferson’s BSN program is upper-
division, which means students              For information about scholarships offered by
                                            JSN, visit Jefferson Nursing at www.jefferson.edu/
come to us with two years of college
                                            nursing/schol.cfm.
credits. Through the PACE program,
high school students can plan ahead
to attend Jefferson in their junior year.
Scholarships help some students
achieve their goals.




                                                                         SCHOOL OF NURSING       27
     Student Life
     Whether on campus or the bustling streets of Center City,
     there is always something happening at Jefferson.

                                                               snacks, and Jefferson clothing. If we don’t have it
                                                               in stock, we can usually order it for you – and often
                                                               at a discount.

                                                               Library and Learning Resources Center
                                                               • 212,300 volumes in the life sciences, clinical medicine
                                                                 and patient education and inter-library loan

                                                               • specialized databases, more than 4,800 electronic
                                                                 journals in the sciences and 520 electronic books

                                                               • 24-hour access to the Library Café, with
                                                                 comfortable seating, computers and wireless
                                                                 network access
     ON CAMPUS
                                                               • access to videos, models and other non-print materials
     Housing
     The Department of Housing and Residence Life
                                                               STUDENT PERKS
     provides a “home away from home.” First-year
     students are guaranteed on-campus housing.                Commuter Services
     Take a virtual tour at www.jefferson.edu/housing.         Purchase discounted parking and transit passes.

     Green Space                                               Activities Office
     Lubert Plaza, an inviting meeting space populated         • social, cultural and recreational programs on campus
     with fountains, trees, and a collection of larger-        • discounts to professional sporting events,
     than-life sculptures, makes for a popular meeting           amusement parks, museums, performing arts
     area amid Jefferson’s urban campus.                         and cultural attractions

     The Wellness Center                                       • more than 100 student organizations, from
     Enjoy state-of-the-art cardio and weight training           the African-American Student Society to the
     rooms, fitness classes, a new over-sized basketball gym     Water Polo Club. Check out www.jefferson.edu/
     and the pool. Or join one of many intramural sports         activities/activities_guide
     teams. Membership is free for full-time students.
                                                               Community Service
     The Bookstore                                             Make a difference with one of Jefferson’s community
     Receive a 10 percent discount on textbooks or check       service organizations. Some students earn work study
     out the store’s array of office supplies, gift items,     dollars while serving their community.



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                              PHILADELPHIA:
                              CULTURE AND COMMUNITY COMBINED
                              Culture
                              The Jefferson campus is flanked by some of the nation’s great historical treasures:
                              Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center. On the other
                              side, you will find the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, the prestigious Avenue of the
                              Arts and Boathouse Row. Along the way: a plethora of boutiques and major retail stores.
                              Nearby in Northern Liberties is the ultra-trendy Piazza at Schmidt’s.

                                              Camaraderie
                                              Ready for some sports action? We have it all covered, from Phillies baseball
                                              and Eagles football to Flyers hockey and the 76ers basketball. The sports dis-
                                              trict is located on the Broad Street Line, which is easily accessible to students.

                                              Cuisine
                                              By now you have probably worked up an appetite and you will be well-
                                              served in this city. Philadelphia is exploding with flavors from around
                                              the world and up and down our own Restaurant Row. Try one of
                                              West Philadelphia’s exotic Ethiopian restaurants or head to South Philly
Photo by J. Smith for GPTMC                   for a world-famous cheesesteak. If cutting-edge cuisine is your passion,
                                              Philadelphia is home to the restaurants of star chefs Bobby Flay, Georges
                                              Perrier, Stephen Starr, Jose Garces and Marc Vetri.



                                                                                                       SCHOOL OF NURSING           29
     Applying
     to Jefferson
     WHEN TO APPLY                                            These programs begin in BOTH the Fall and
                                                              Spring semesters:
     Admission is on a rolling basis and is divided into
     Admissions Review periods. Visit www.jefferson.edu/      • RN-BSN
     nursing/admissions/review_periods.cfm to view the        • RN-BSN/MSN
     deadlines. Early application is recommended; some        • Accelerated Pathway for RNs
     programs fill after the first or second review period.
                                                              These programs begin in Summer, Fall or Spring
     To be considered for a particular review period, all
                                                              semesters:
     application materials must be postmarked by the
     indicated date. Preference is given to complete          • MSN
     applications that meet the postmark dates; however,      • DNP
     we will accept applications as long as space is avail-
                                                              You need not complete all prerequisites before you
     able. All students who meet the postmark date for
                                                              apply, but the majority of your science prerequisite
     the consideration period will have the same chance
                                                              coursework should be completed before an admission
     of earning acceptance to their respective program
                                                              decision can be made. All prerequisites must be com-
     regardless of whether the application was received at
                                                              pleted before you enter the program. You may also
     the beginning or the end of the consideration period.
                                                              earn credits through standardized tests, including
     An admission decision can fall into one of these         CLEP. Admission is competitive, as there are a limited
     categories: offered admission, denied admission,         number of seats in each class.
     additional coursework needed, waitlist.
                                                              APPLY ONLINE
     Admission is available for the Pre-fall, Fall, Spring
                                                              Step 1: Visit www.jefferson.edu/nursing and click
     and Summer semesters; view the list below to deter-
     mine the admission term for your program.                the Apply to JSN link to read application instructions.

     This program begins ONLY in the Pre-Fall semester:       Step 2: Visit www.nursingcas.org to complete an online
                                                              application for admission through NursingCAS.
     • FACT
                                                              Step 3: Follow instructions to complete the
     These programs begin ONLY in the Fall semester:
                                                              supplemental application according to the e-mail
     • Prelicensure BSN
                                                              Jefferson will send after receiving your NursingCAS
     • Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for Non-Nurses          application. Applicable fees apply.
     This program begins ONLY in the Spring semester:
     • CRNA




30    JEFFERSON
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS                                                 Admissions Questions?
FOR ADMISSION                                                            Call toll-free 1-877-JEFF-247 (533-3247) or email
                                                                         JSNadmissions@jefferson.edu.
• Completed NursingCAS application and
  Jefferson supplemental application                                     Demonstration of English Language
• NursingCAS application fee;                                            Proficiency (TOEFL Requirements)
  $25 supplemental Jefferson application fee                             All international students and U.S. permanent
                                                                         residents must demonstrate English language
• official transcripts from all educational
                                                                         proficiency as one of the conditions for admission
  institutions attended (sent to NursingCAS)
                                                                         to Jefferson School of Nursing. Jefferson School of
• 2 letters of recommendation (1 academic,
                                                                         Nursing will accept any one of the following items
  1 professional; both sent to NursingCAS)
                                                                         to satisfy the proficiency requirement:
• essay/personal statement (sent to NursingCAS)
                                                                         • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign
• prerequisite worksheet, if applicable
                                                                           Language (TOEFL) with an overall score of at least
• For FACT, RN-BSN/MSN, Accelerated Pathway
                                                                           87 and individual section scores as follows: Writing
  to the MSN for Nurses and Non-Nurses and
                                                                           – 21, Speaking – 23, Reading – 21 and Listening –
  MSN students: GRE or MAT scores are required
                                                                           22. Do not include the scores in the self-managed
  if the cumulative GPA from the earned bacca-
                                                                           application envelope. Request official scores to be
  laureate degree is less than 3.2 (sent to Jefferson
                                                                           sent to Jefferson School of Nursing
  Admissions. Test scores are valid for two years
  from the date taken.)                                                  • baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited
                                                                           U.S. college or university
• For RN-BSN/MSN, Accelerated Pathway for
  Nurses, MSN and DNP: RN licensure and CPR                              • state licensure in nursing
  certification required
                                                                         • score of 508 or higher on the Critical Reading
• Demonstration of English language proficiency
                                                                           (formerly Verbal) section for the SAT for
  (TOEFL requirements), if applicable
                                                                           applicants entering Jefferson School of Nursing
• Jefferson will contact academically eligible under-                      directly from high school
  graduate applicants via e-mail to schedule a required
                                                                         • native English speaker from one of the following
  interview (provided space is still available)
                                                                           countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand,
In addition to meeting all academic requirements, students must            South Africa or United Kingdom
meet all performance standards for the program. Refer to the online
catalog for details, www.jefferson.edu/nursing/documents/JSN_
Catalog.pdf.
Criminal background check, child abuse clearance, fingerprinting
and drug testing are required for accepted students; see notice on the
inside back cover.
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                 Tuition
                 Financial
                                                    &
                 Aid
                 TUITION AND FEES
                 To view 2011– 2012 tuition and fees, please visit
                 www.jefferson.edu/registrar/tuition.

                 Thomas Jefferson University reserves the right to
                 amend any regulations, fees, conditions and courses
                 described herein as circumstances may require
                 without prior notice to persons who might thereby
                 be affected.

                 FINANCIAL AID
                 Jefferson is committed to providing a high-quality
                 education at an affordable price. More than three-
                 quarters of our students receive some form of
                 financial assistance through a combination of federal,
                 state, institutional and private loans; scholarships;
                 grants; and work-study programs.

                 The University Office of Financial Aid works closely
                 with students to identify resources to help meet edu-
                 cational costs. To ensure that your financial aid funds
                 are received by the tuition due date, financial aid
                 applications should be completed by April 1.

                 If you have questions about financial aid opportuni-
                 ties or the application process, please contact the
                 University Office of Student Financial Aid:
                 215-955-2867
                 financial.aid@jefferson.edu
                 www.jefferson.edu/financialaid




32   JEFFERSON
ACCREDITATION                                                             Required Background Check
                                                                          All nursing students who are offered admission to Jefferson are
Thomas Jefferson University is fully accredited by the Middle States
                                                                          required to have a criminal background check and child abuse
Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the baccalaureate,
                                                                          clearance, be fingerprinted and undergo a drug test. The Office of
master’s and doctoral degree nursing programs are accredited by the
                                                                          Admissions will provide you with the appropriate information to
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
                                                                          complete this requirement.
The CRNA program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation
                                                                          Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites that require a criminal back-
of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
                                                                          ground check, child abuse clearance and/or fingerprinting may deny a
                                                                          student’s participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork
IMPORTANT NOTICES                                                         because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child
Notice of Equal Opportunity                                               abuse. Clinical sites may also deny participation in clinical experiences
Thomas Jefferson University is committed to providing equal educa-        for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to
tional and employment opportunities for all persons without regard        produce an appropriate health clearance. As participation in clinical
to race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religion,      experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran’s    and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by a clinical
status. The consideration of factors unrelated to a person’s ability,     site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from
qualifications and performance is inconsistent with this policy. Any      the program.
person having inquiries or complaints concerning Thomas Jefferson
                                                                          Regardless of whether or not a student graduates from Jefferson,
University’s compliance with Title VI, Title IX, the Age Discrimination
                                                                          individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor
Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or Section 504 of the
                                                                          may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional.
Rehabilitation Act is directed to contact their Student Affairs Dean or
                                                                          Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from
Human Resources – Employee Relations, who have been designated by
                                                                          the appropriate credentialing bodies.
Thomas Jefferson University to coordinate the institution’s efforts to
comply with the these laws. Any person may also contact the Assistant     Disclaimer
Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington,     All program information, accurate at time of publication, may be
D.C. 20202, or the Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for     subject to change. Please check our web site for the most current
Civil Rights, Region Three, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding the     information: www.jefferson.edu/nursing.
University’s compliance with the equal opportunity laws.
Office of Admissions

130 South 9th St., Suite 100

Philadelphia, PA 19107

1-877-JEFF-247

215-503-8890

www.jefferson.edu/nursing




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