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Academic Catalog '16 - '17 | Admissions – NHP (Undergraduate)

Admission to the School of Nursing and Health Professions

Admission Pathways to the School of Nursing and Health Professions

A student’s admission to Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions depends upon several factors, including the major the student selects.  The School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP) admits students who will benefit from and contribute to a Trinity education and who will be able to meet the standards for graduation. When considering candidates, the Admissions Committee evaluates a number of factors: past academic records, scholastic aptitude, letters of recommendation and a student’s personal statement. Special talents, high motivation and academic and social involvement are important factors in the consideration of a student’s admission to the program.

Applicants enter NHP through varying paths and must meet the minimum qualification as outlined by the respective program.

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.A.S.): Before applying for formal acceptance into the Occupational Therapy Assistant program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, students must first complete the pre-requisites requirements through the School of Professional Studies or College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Pre-Licensure Nursing (B.S.N.): Before applying for formal acceptance into the Pre-Licensure Nursing  program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, students must apply for admission to Trinity and show evidence of successful achievement of all nursing prerequisite courses.
  • Nursing: (R.N .to B.S.N.): Applicants who are registered nurses holding an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing can apply to the RN to BSN program directly through the School of Nursing and Health Professions.
  • Nursing: Second Degree (B.S.N.) Applicants who have earned a degree from Trinity or another appropriately accredited institution of higher learning must apply for admission to Trinity and show evidence of successful achievement of all nursing prerequisite courses prior to making application to the Pre-Licensure Nursing program as a second baccalaureate degree candidate.
  • Other Allied Health Programs:
    • Exercise Science (B.S.): Students may enroll in Trinity’s College of Arts and Sciences declaring Exercise Science as a major. The major is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences; however, students take courses in collaboration with the School of Nursing and Health Professions.
    • Health Science (B.S.): Students may enroll in Trinity’s School of Professional Studies declaring Health Science as a major. The major is housed in the School of Professional Studies; however, students take courses in collaboration with the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Applications from qualified students of diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged. Trinity admits students without regard to race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability.

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Admission Requirements and Procedures for First-Year Students and Transfer Students

Students will enter through the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Professional Studies, in which they will complete the prerequisites, for the occupational therapy assistant program, from which they will subsequently apply to the School of Nursing and Health Professions for formal acceptance. Pre-licensure nursing students enter through the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Nursing and Health Professions where they complete their pre-requisite courses.

For information about applying to the College of Arts and Sciences, please visit CAS Admission.
For information about applying to the School of Professional Studies, please visit SPS Admission.

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Admission Requirements and Procedures for Non-degree Students

Individuals interested in taking courses at Trinity on a part-time, non-matriculating basis may apply as non-degree students. They may be eligible to take undergraduate courses providing they have a high school diploma from an accredited institution. Prospective non-degree students must complete an application for non-degree status with the Office of Admission.

Individual courses are offered on a space-available basis only, and students must satisfy all prerequisites for courses. Admission into these courses does not imply admission to Trinity. A non-degree student may apply for status as a degree student according to the applicable admissions policy. No more than nine undergraduate credit hours earned as a non-degree student may be applied toward the degree. No additional courses may be undertaken prior to acceptance into a degree program at Trinity.

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Admission Requirements and Procedures for RN to BSN Students

The Trinity Nursing Program offers advanced placement for Registered Nurses holding an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. This program is designed for the adult learner. RNs admitted into the program may receive credit for general education and nursing courses. Upon admission, students may complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis.

Application Procedure

In order to apply for admission to the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Trinity, RN-BSN candidate must:

  1. Complete an online application for admission.
  2. Submit a statement of purpose (see application for topic).
  3. Send a letter of recommendation from a professor.
  4. Request a copy of the official college transcript showing completion of an Associate
    Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions
  5. Submit Proof of a valid RN license in a US jurisdiction
  6. A current, active RN license in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia is required to be eligible to register for clinical rotation
  7. All supporting materials should be sent to:
    Office of Admissions
    Trinity Washington University
    125 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
    Washington, DC 20017

Additional non-academic requirements that must be submitted to the nursing program subsequent to admission into the program include:

  1. CPR certification, liability insurance, and health credentials as required by various clinical agencies
  2. Criminal background check
  3. FBI fingerprinting

Application for admission to Trinity are considered on a rolling basis. There is no fixed deadline for application; however, candidates should apply and arrange for all credentials to be forwarded at least six weeks prior to the semester in which they wish to enroll.

All materials received by Trinity from applicants or third parties (high schools, undergraduate institutions, graduate institutions, recommendations, etc.) will become the property of Trinity. Trinity does not return or release materials submitted to the admissions office to applicants or to third parties.

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Admission Requirements and Procedures for Second Baccalaureate Students

Students who have earned a degree from Trinity or another appropriately accredited institution of higher learning must apply for admission to Trinity and show evidence of successful achievement of all nursing pre-requisite courses prior to making application to the Pre-Licensure Nursing program as a second baccalaureate degree candidate directly through the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Associations recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEA) confer appropriate accreditation; these associations include but are not limited to regional accreditors. Students must be completing their final semester of pre-requisite courses prior to submitting their application to the Nursing Program. Pre-requisite courses include:

Nursing Pre-Course Credit Hours 
Anatomy & Physiology I, with lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology II, with lab 4
Chemistry I 4
Ethics (Bioethics preferred) 3
Mathematics (as specified) 3
Microbiology, with lab 4
Nutrition 3
Pathophysiology 3
Introduction to Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
Statistics 3
Medical Terminology 1

In order to apply for admission to the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Trinity, second baccalaureate candidates must:

Application Procedure

  1. Complete an online application for admission.
  2. Submit a statement of purpose (see application for topic).
  3. Send a letter of recommendation from a professor.
  4. Request a copy of the applicant’s official college transcript to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
  5. All supporting materials should be sent to:
    Office of Admissions
    Trinity Washington University
    125 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
    Washington, DC 20017

Visit the School of Nursing and Health Professions for information about applying to the nursing program after the pre-requisite requirements in the pre-lincensure nursing program have been fulfilled.

Application for admission to Trinity are considered on a rolling basis. There is no fixed deadline for application to Trinity; however, candidates should apply and arrange for all credentials to be forwarded at least six weeks prior to the semester in which they wish to enroll. Application to the pre-lincensure nursing program are:

  • Spring Admission- October 1
  • Fall Admission- February 1

All materials received by Trinity from applicants or third parties (high schools, undergraduate institutions, graduate institutions, recommendations, etc.) will become the property of Trinity. Trinity does not return or release materials submitted to the admissions office to applicants or to third parties.

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Admission Requirements and Procedures for International Students

International applicants must submit all credentials for admission as first-year, transfer, RN to BSN, and second baccalaureate students. The student is responsible for submitting all transcripts from institutions attended outside the United States for evaluation. To apply for admission to Trinity, international applicants must present the following documents:

  1. Complete an online application for admission.
  2. A copy of the applicant’s official high school or college/university transcript. Transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated by an accredited agency such as the World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org) or the American Association of Collegiate Registrar’s and Admissions Officers (www.aacrao.org).
  3. A letter of recommendation from an instructor or supervisor from a previous secondary school, college/university, or workplace, supporting the application for admission.
  4. Official TOEFL score reports must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. (A basic score of 550 on the paper exam, 213 on a computer-based exam or 79-80 on the internet exam is required.)
  5. Proof of financial responsibility, such as a Declaration/Certificate of Finances or an official bank statement for the first year of study.
  6. A 250-500 word essay, written in English. (The applicant may choose to write about his/her future ambitions, goals, a special talent or unusual interest that sets him/her apart from peers, or a significant professional or community experience.)

Trinity will issue the Form I-20 (for the F-1/Student Visa) to applicants who:

  1. Are admitted to Trinity.
  2. Are proficient in the English language.
  3. Demonstrate sufficient funds to cover expenses for at least one academic year.

Deadlines: All required documents must be submitted by July 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term. Financial aid is not available to international students.

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Additional Information for All Full-time Students

Declaration of Intent

Upon notification of acceptance, the applicant will be asked to submit a Declaration of Intent (DOI). The DOI confirms an accepted candidate’s intention to enroll at Trinity in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Registration for courses cannot be processed until a DOI has been received.

Health Insurance

All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing and Health Professions must carry health insurance. NHP students enrolled through the College of Arts and Sciences are covered by the mandatory school-sponsored health insurance plan. NHP students enrolled directly into NHP or through the School of Professional Studies must carry health insurance and will be expected to show proof of coverage. A brochure describing the student health insurance plan offered through the University is emailed each year to new students; it also may be obtained from Trinity’s Health & Wellness Center.

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Questions may be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@trinitydc.edu 



Trinity reserves the right to change, without prior notice, any policy or procedure, tuition or fee, curricular requirements, or any other information found on this web site or in its printed materials.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@trinitydc.edu.

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