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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for Prelicensure Students - Traditional option

Designed for individuals with no prior nursing education and no bachelor’s degree, Jefferson’s fully accredited BSN program provides an educational foundation for professional nursing practice and graduate study in nursing. Emphasizing the relationship between academic and clinical experience, the program promotes continued intellectual inquiry.


This two-year traditional Prelicensure BSN option enrolls students who have completed their first two years of prerequisite work at another institution. All prerequisite and nursing courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite Work: Students complete two years or 59 credits of prerequisite coursework in sciences, humanities, and related disciplines that lay the foundation for professional studies in the Professional & Continuing Studies Department at Thomas Jefferson University or at another college or university.

Professional Nursing Major: Students complete four semesters of nursing theory and clinical course work for a total of 64 credits. The BSN Program requires a total of 123 credits. View the Prelicensure BSN Full-Time Curriculum Plan.

Jefferson Nursing students learn clinical skills in a risk-free, simulated-patient environment that is one of the nation’s leading centers of its kind. Combined with their clinical practice at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, our BSN students graduate with far more hours of clinical experience than is professionally required. Perhaps this is why Jefferson BSN graduates have consistently scored among the highest pass rates on the national licensure examination of all PA professional nursing programs.

Admission Requirements:

Click here to view the Traditional BSN admission requirements.

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