Nursing

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Nursing Program

The Nursing Program is a four-year program, run in partnership with the Jefferson College of Nursing of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, leading to a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Students enrolled in the program spend the first two years completing core science and liberal arts requirements at Bryn Athyn College, followed by two years of nursing curriculum at Jefferson. Students may choose from two program options: a Dual-Admission 2 + 2 Nursing Program for high school seniors who apply simultaneously to Bryn Athyn College and Jefferson College of Nursing; and a Nursing Track 2+2 Transfer Program for students enrolled at Bryn Athyn College who desire to apply for transfer to Jefferson.  All students will complete the requirements for the Pre-Nursing AA degree from Bryn Athyn College prior to transferring to Jefferson. In addition to the 2+2 options, many nursing schools have one or two year accelerated programs for students who have a bachelor’s degree. Many of our students opt for this option (4+1). This means that the student earns a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Athyn College and then goes on to a one (or two) year program at a nursing school to earn their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

For Inquiries about Jefferson College of Nursing admissions, please contact:

Tina Heuges
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
tina.heuges@jefferson.edu
215-503-1754

Dual Admission 2 + 2 Nursing Program

(For current high school students)

Current high school students, apply for dual admission to Bryn Athyn College and Jefferson School of Nursing by February 1st of their senior year and Jefferson College of Nursing by June 15th of their senior year.

Students who wish to apply for the program shall submit a complete TJAPP application admission form that will include the following items:

  • Completed P.A.C.E. Prelicensure BSN application
  • Submission of official high school transcripts, and, if applicable, any post-secondary transcript. Transcripts should be mailed directly to TJAPP
  • TJAPP application fee (Currently $50.00)
  • Two letters of recommendation (see “Evaluations”) in TJAPP application
  • Personal Statement/Essay in TJAPP application
  • For international students and students who are not U.S. Citizens, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) may be required. Please see the English proficiency requirement in the next section below
  • International students must submit an evaluation of foreign transcripts by the World Education Service (WES) or comparable agency to TJAPP

  • Dual admission applicants must have: a minimum overall high school GPA of 3.0 and an SAT score of at least 1000 (Reading and Math sections only); a strong background in science and math coursework; and it is recommended, but not required, to have shadow or volunteer experience in a health care setting.
  • Non-native English speakers may demonstrate English proficiency through an overall TOEFL score of at least 87, and individual section scores as follows: Writing – 21, Speaking – 23, Reading – 21 and Listening – 22. Report scores on TJAPP, but request official scores to be sent to the Admissions Office at Jefferson (TOEFL code = 2903).

  • Introduction to Biology for Nursing Students (Biology 124) 3 credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II (Biology 210/220) 8 credits
  • Microbiology (Biology 250) 4 credits
  • General Chemistry I & II (Chemistry 110/111) 8 credits
  • Statistics (Mathematics 130) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology (Psychology 101) 3 credits
  • Abnormal Psychology (Psychology 201) 3 credits
  • Human Development: Lifespan (Psychology 204) 3 credits
  • Nutrition (Health 110) 3 credits
  • College Algebra (Math 115) or higher 3 credits
  • Introductory Sociology (Sociology 110) 3 or 4 credits
  • Expository Writing (Writing 101) 3 credits
  • Writing About Literature (Writing 202) 3 credits
  • Religion: Any four religion courses (including residency requirement) 12 credits
  • First Year Seminar (FYS 101) 1 credits
  • Electives 6 credits
    • Six credits from among the following: Anthropology 110; Philosophy 101 or higher

** Students who have received Advanced Placement (AP) test credits may use them to replace Biology 124 and any non-science or non-math courses. AP credits may not be used for any other math or science prerequisites.

  • All prerequisite course requirements must be completed prior to enrollment
  • All prerequisite course work must be completed at Bryn Athyn College or another accredited college or university (with at least 31 credits completed at Bryn Athyn College)
  • Students who have received college credits for certain prerequisite courses on the basis of the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations may transfer these credits to Jefferson College of Nursing; no prerequisite science or math courses may be replaced by AP credit
  • A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in each required course for the student to receive transfer credit for the course at Jefferson College of Nursing.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, and a science GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Each applicant must provide two letters of recommendation; one from the designated Bryn Athyn College representative and one from another professional or academic source. The Bryn Athyn College recommendation must include a statement as to whether the candidate is “recommended” or “not recommended,” followed by an evaluation in narrative form commenting on attributes such as academic performance, civic engagement, and the student’s ability to function in a health care and/or counseling setting with patient and client contact.
  • Each applicant must complete a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, drug screening, and fingerprinting

Nursing Track 2+2 Transfer Program

(for current Bryn Athyn College students)

Current Bryn Athyn students seeking admission to Jefferson College of Nursing should start the application during or at the end of the fall trimester of their sophomore year. Although Jefferson College of Nursing has rolling admission, the deadline to apply for transfer admission is May 15th.

Students who wish to apply for the program shall submit a complete TJAPP application admission form that will include the following items:

  • Completed Prelicensure BSN Program Application
  • Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions. Transcripts should be mailed directly to TJAPP
  • International students must submit an evaluation of foreign transcripts by the World Education Service (WES) or comparable agency to TJAPP
  • TJAPP application fee (Currently $50.00)
  • Two letters of recommendation in TJAPP application
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • For international students and students who are not U.S. Citizens, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) may be required. Please see the English proficiency requirement in next section below. The most outstanding candidates will be invited to Thomas Jefferson University for a personal interview.

  • The student must be making normal progress toward completing the prerequisite course requirements for the Nursing program
  • All prerequisite course requirements must be completed prior to enrollment
  • All prerequisite coursework can be completed at Bryn Athyn College or another accredited college or university (with at least 31 credits completed at Bryn Athyn College)
  • A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in each required course in order for the student to receive credit for the course at Jefferson College of Nursing
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher, and a science grade point average of 3.00 or higher
  • Students who have received college credits for certain prerequisite courses on the basis of the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations may transfer these credits to Jefferson School Nursing; no prerequisite science or math courses may be replaced by AP credit
  • Each student must provide two letters of recommendation through TJAPP: one from the designated Bryn Athyn representative and one from a professional or academic source. The Bryn Athyn College  recommendation must include a statement as to whether the candidate is “recommended” or “not recommended,” followed by an evaluation in narrative form commenting on attributes such as academic performance, civic engagement, and the student’s ability to function in a health care and/or counseling setting with patient and client contact
  • Each applicant must complete a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, drug screening, and fingerprinting

  • Introduction to Biology for Nursing Students (Biology 124) 3 credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II (Biology 210/220) 8 credits
  • Microbiology (Biology 250) 4 credits
  • General Chemistry I & II (Chemistry 110/111) 8 credits
  • Statistics (Mathematics 130) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology (Psychology 101) 3 credits
  • Abnormal Psychology (Psychology 201) 3 credits
  • Human Development: Lifespan (Psychology 204) 3 credits
  • Nutrition (Health 110) 3 credits
  • College Algebra (Math 115) or higher 3 credits
  • Introductory Sociology (Sociology 110) 3 or 4 credits
  • Expository Writing (Writing 101) 3 credits
  • Writing About Literature (Writing 202) 3 credits
  • Religion: Any four religion courses (including residency requirement) 12 credits
  • First Year Seminar (FYS 101) 1 credits
  • Electives 6 credits
    • Six credits from among the following: Anthropology 110; Philosophy 101 or higher

** Students who have received Advanced Placement (AP) test credits may use them to replace Biology 124 and any non-science or non-math courses. AP credits may not be used for any other math or science prerequisites.

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Nursing 4+1 Option

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in any subject (usually Biology) and completed specific requirements may apply to accelerated one or two year nursing programs. Jefferson College of Nursing also has these programs.

Degree and GPA Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 science GPA

 

Required Prerequisite Coursework

Course Subject Credits
Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab * 4
Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab * 4
Chemistry I w/Lab ** 4
Microbiology w/Lab *** 4
Statistics 3
Nutrition 3
Electives 38
Total Credits 60

* 8 total credits of A&P I and A&P II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy and 4 credits of Human Physiology. Labs must be included.
** 4 total credits of Chemistry I, must include lab. *** 4 credits of Microbiology, must include lab.

Prerequisite courses must be completed:

  • Within ten years of application
  • With a grade of a C or better. Courses taken pass/fail or courses without a letter grade will not satisfy the prerequisites.
  • Credit may be earned through AP, IB or CLEP for All, non-science prerequisite coursework.
 

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Our Faculty

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Fredrik Bryntesson

Head of the Biology Major and Science Department Chair, Associate Professor of Biology

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Stella Evans

Assistant Professor of Biology and Chemistry

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Ed Higgins

Assistant Professor of Biology and Chemistry

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Grace McMackin

Instructor in Science

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Suzanne Nelson

Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Director of Sports Performance Nutrition