Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

High school seniors who are committed to a career in nursing may apply for admission to Jefferson College of Nursing through Plan A College Education (PACE), our advanced admission program. If accepted into this program, students are guaranteed admission to our Prelicensure BSN Program for the fall semester of their junior year in college, provided the PACE students:

  • Complete all prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university before beginning their studies here
  • Maintain a grade of C or better during their first two years of college
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative and science GPA

Jefferson maintains formal transfer agreements with select two- and four-year colleges. High school students are encouraged, but not required, to attend a college that that has a formal transfer agreement with Thomas Jefferson University. By attending one of these institutions, students can be assured that it offers all courses necessary for transfer to Jefferson.

Students accepted into the PACE program are invited to select Jefferson College of Nursing events prior to their enrollment, such as PACE Picnic, PACE Advising Day and Shadow Day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to wait until my junior year in college to attend Jefferson College of Nursing?

Thomas Jefferson University is an upper division school. This means that students are required to have completed two years of college study at another institution.

Is it possible to tour Jefferson College of Nursing or to meet with one of the counselors?

Yes, we encourage you to take a campus tour and meet with an Admissions Counselor. Learn more about planning a visit.