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Nursing, B.S.N. (Pre-Licensure)

100 Credits  |   Main Campus

Our students focus initially on liberal arts courses that provide a framework for their chosen major in nursing.

Trinity ‘s pre-licensure B.S.N. program combines coursework and ample opportunities to experience the rewards of nursing in clinical settings.

You will gain the skills and training needed to become a valued professional in this growing career field. Trinity’s B.S.N. coursework is complete preparation to take the NCLEX exam, required to become a professional registered nurse. More than 80% of Trinity nursing students pass the NCLEX on their first attempt.

You will first complete liberal arts courses and prerequisites, take the TEAS exam, then apply to begin your nursing courses and complete your degree.

What You’ll Learn

Trinity prepares professional nurses at the undergraduate level to practice from an ethical, holistic, caring framework in the delivery of safe, competent and quality care. Nursing is committed to fostering an environment for learning which respects, nurtures, and celebrates social justice and cultural diversity among students, faculty, and staff. Trinity provides the local community and the larger global society with graduates who will be able to help alleviate nursing workforce shortages especially from underrepresented minority groups in the health care profession. In turn, graduates will help meet the health care needs of underrepresented, vulnerable populations in diverse communities. Trinity’s program is complete preparation to take the NCLEX exam, required to become a professional registered nurse.

Clinical Partners/Internships Include

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Children’s National Health Network
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital /John Hopkins Medicine
  • Forest Side Memory Care
  • Psychiatric Institute of Washington
  • Doctors Community Medical Center
  • Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Edenbridge Pace Health

Global Careers

  • Community Health Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Nurse Scientist
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Emergency Department Nurse
  • Acute Care Nurse

Bachelor’s Degree
Public Health

Bachelor’s Degree
Health Services

Bachelor’s Degree
Occupational Therapy Assistant

How to Apply

Admission to the Nursing program is a two-step process. First, students apply to Trinity and complete pre-nursing courses through the College of Arts and Sciences. Then, in their final semester of pre-nursing courses (typically in the second semester of sophomore year), students submit a formal application to the Nursing program.

Accreditation

The Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Resources

NCLEX First-Time Pass Rates

NCLEX First-Time Pass Rates

Year Pass Rate
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2018 82.61%
10/1/2018 – 9/30/2019 88.64%
10/1/2019 – 9/30/2020 100%
10/1/2020 – 9/30/2021 93.33%
10/1/2021 – 9/30/2022 80%

Nursing Program Mission

Trinity prepares professional nurses at the undergraduate and graduate level to practice from an ethical, holistic, caring framework in the delivery of safe, competent and quality care. Nursing is committed to fostering an environment for learning which respects, nurtures, and celebrates social justice and cultural diversity among students, faculty, and staff. Trinity provides the local community and the larger global society with graduates who will be able to help alleviate nursing workforce shortages especially from underrepresented minority groups in the health care profession. In turn, graduates will help meet the health care needs of underrepresented, vulnerable populations in diverse communities.

Nursing Program Philosophy

Caring is a central aspect of nursing and nursing care. Caring practices impact the health and well-being of individuals. A professional caring nurse demonstrates qualities of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice. Nurses participate with members of other disciplines to advance human understanding to enhance personal and societal living within a global environment. The well-being and wholeness of persons, families, groups, communities, and populations are nurtured through caring relationships.

Professional caring nurses take into consideration not only their clients’ disease processes, but also their clients’ personal values and illness experiences. Holistic caring practice recognizes the need to address the mind, body, and spirit, as well as emotions. Nurses engage in care of themselves in order to care for others.

Caring nurses reflect on their own beliefs, attitudes, and values as they relate to issues that impact professional practice, such as the health care needs of vulnerable populations, unethical practices, and diversity in a multicultural healthcare environment.  A supportive environment for learning is a caring environment, in which all aspects of individuals are respected, nurtured, and celebrated. Nursing education prepares graduates to practice within a holistic, caring framework. These fundamental beliefs concerning caring express  values and guide the professional practices and teaching of the faculty.

Expected Student Outcomes for the BSN Program

The expected student learning outcomes for the Nursing Program are derived from a variety of established professional nursing standards, including the American Association of Colleges of
Nursing’s (AACN) documents, The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (2021), the ANA Code of Ethics, and the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
for Nursing Schools (2015).

BSN Essentials: BSN program outcomes are consistent with professional standards and they are congruent with the program’s mission, goals, and objectives.

On completion of the baccalaureate nursing program the graduate will: BSN Essential Alignment QSEN Competencies
1. Provide patient-centered care which represents the diversity of patients’ preferences, values, and needs within the context of their families, communities and the health care delivery system. Domains 1, 2, 3, 9 Patient-centered care
2. Demonstrate professional behaviors in the moral, ethical, and legal practice of nursing epitomized by altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice. Domains 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 Patient-centered care; Safety
3. Demonstrate integration of knowledge, skills and professional attitudes through the use of clinical evidence and reasoning based on integration from the liberal arts and sciences and application of evidence-based knowledge in the nursing discipline. Domains 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 Evidence-based practice; Quality Improvement
4. Identify threats to safety and develop strategies to minimize risk of harm to individuals and populations. Domains 1, 2, 3, 9 Safety
5. Apply organizational, leadership, and management concepts including use of technology, teamwork, communication, finance, healthcare policy, and regulatory environments in the provision of high quality nursing care. Domains 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 Teamwork & Collaboration; Informatics; Quality Improvement; Safety
6. Provide competent nursing population focused care incorporating concepts of health promotion, disease and injury prevention at the local, national, and international levels to meet society’s needs and shape social policy. Domains 3, 5, 7, 9, 10 Patient-centered care;  Teamwork & Communication; Quality Improvement; Evidence-based practice

College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).