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School of Nursing & Health Professions

Impact people’s lives and the communities’ health … Become a healthcare professional!

Advance Your Healthcare Career

Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions offers career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of nursing, occupational therapy, counseling, public health, and social work. From certificates to master’s degrees, Trinity’s academic programs help you start and advance your career in the health professions.

Our small class sizes allow for personalized attention from an exceptional faculty; world class technology in our simulation labs means lots of hands-on experience; and clinical fieldwork at sites in the DC area give you real-world experience applying the skills you learn in the classroom.

Trinity prepares healthcare leaders to make a difference everyday in the lives of their patients, clients, local, and global communities. Join our community and build your success with an accredited degree in the allied health professions!

Making Your Education Affordable

Your education at Trinity is a great investment in your future success!  Thousands of Trinity graduates report high levels of satisfaction and strong earnings thanks to their Trinity degrees.

Trinity makes your investment affordable by keeping tuition low and providing generous grants, scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

  • Trinity’s tuition is the lowest among private universities in the Washington region;
  • 100% of Trinity’s full-time undergraduates receive financial aid, with many receiving grants and scholarships that cover almost all tuition and even some living expenses;
  • Professional undergraduates and graduate students may be eligible for grants and other forms of financial aid; many employers have tuition support programs as well.

Learn more about how Trinity helps you to get a great return on your investment.

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State of the Art Facilities

The Payden Academic Center is one of the area’s most state-of-the-art education facilities, with top of the line classrooms and lecture halls, the most advanced science labs, and nursing simulation facilities

High-Fidelity Sim Labs

Practice your skills in a controlled setting before working with real patients. Our high-fidelity simulation manikins allow you to earn clinical hours towards your professional license.

Clinical Experiences

Each program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions provides many options for clinical and field experiences where you will use the skills you learn in the classroom in real-world settings.

These experiences are available both locally and nationally – for more information, see the specific program.

Brigid Noonan

Meet the Dean

Dr. Brigid Noonan received her bachelor’s in behavioral science at University College in Maryland and both her master’s in rehabilitation counseling and her Ph.D. in counselor education at the University of Maryland, College Park. A counselor educator since 1995, she is a licensed clinical professional counselor, and has held a variety of administrative and clinical positions inside and outside higher education.

Dr. Noonan joined Trinity as the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions in 2021 and has since launched several new in-demand programs as well as maintained adherence to accreditation standards of all programs in the unit. In additional to academic integrity and innovation, mentoring students and faculty is one of Dr. Noonan’s greatest joys!

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty and staff reflect our student body; more than 60%  are women and men of color. The talented faculty have developed extensive expertise in the practice of inclusive excellence pedagogy to ensure that you are engaged and supported in your academic program.

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Profiles of Success

Destinee Smith ’20

Destinee launched a counselor test preparation business in 2021 called Study Stoop LLC.

Nicole T. Carr ’09

Nicole “Nicci” Carr is an undergraduate coordinator for Georgia State University in the College of Arts and Sciences’ biology department. She earned a bachelor of arts from Georgia State University and earned her master of...

Dr. Sarrah Johnson ’09

Dr. Sarrah Johnson, DNP, MBA, RN, is the chief diversity and inclusion officer and senior vice president of Operations for U.S. Renal Care. She earned her BSN from Trinity in 2009 and her MBA from...

Angela Anderson ’11

Angela Anderson has been a nurse for 18 years and is currently a nurse practitioner in Trinity’s health center, where she helps to improve the health outcomes of the university’s students. She previously worked as...

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