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Academic Catalog '16 - '17 | Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.)- NHP

Nursing – R.N. to B.S.N.

 

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Description

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. In order to receive a degree from Trinity, the transcript must reflect 120 credits, with 32 of those taken in residence at the University. Students may transfer up to 32 credits in nursing. Upon admission, students may complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the B.S. in Nursing, students must successfully complete required coursework in the following areas:

Nursing Requirements (32 credits):

  • NURS 300 RN Tran - ACT (Achieving Career Trans)
  • NURS 320 Policy and Politics in Nursing
  • NURS 325 Contemporary Issues In Nursing and Health Care
  • NURS 330 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 410 Leadership and Management of Health Care
  • NURS 420 Community and Public Health Nursing
  • NURS 490 RN Capstone
  • NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment
  • SNHP 342 Health Care Finance
  • SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations

Nursing Transfer Credits (32 credits) from an approved, appropriately accredited school of nursing (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.)

Associated Major Requirements (35 credits): (May meet the General Education requirements)

  • Anatomy & Physiology (lab) (8 credits): BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology (lab) (4 credits): BIOL 130 Microbiology for the Health Professions
  • Chemistry (lab) (4 credits): CHEM 113 Chemistry for the Health Sciences
  • Math (4 credits): MATH 108 Finite Mathematics
  • Psychology (3 credits): PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
  • Statistics (3 credits): MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
  • Ethics (3 credits): PHIL 251 Bioethics
  • Nutrition (3 credits): HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
  • Sociology (3 credits): SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology

General Education Requirements:

Area I: Skills for Life and Work

  1. Writing (3 credits)
    1. ENGL 107 College Composition
  2. Communication (6 credits)
    1. COM 290 Public Speaking
  3. Numeracy (4 credits): MATH 108 Finite Mathematics

Area II: Understanding the Self and Society

  1. Arts and Humanities (6 credits) – choose from existing list
  2. Social Sciences (6 credits)
    1. PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
    2. SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
  3. Scientific Understanding (8 credits)
    1. BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
    2. CHEM 113 Chemistry for the Health Sciences

Area III: Ethics and Moral Reasoning (3 credits)

  1. PHIL 251 Bioethics

Program Policies


Required Documentation:
Prior to enrolling in any course, students are required to present documentation of the following:

  • Current Registered Nurse Licensure in a U.S. Jurisdiction
  • Professional Liability Insurance in the amount of $1 million/$3 million
  • BLS/CPR Certification

Prior to enrolling in any clinical course, students are required to present documentation of the following:

  • Current immunization or titers for: DPT; MMR; Hepatitis B (3 doses); Tetanus; Influenza (annual); TB (annual).
  • National criminal background check, including all aliases and nationwide sexual offenders index with a set of fingerprints
  • Current major medical health insurance
  • Current Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia

RN Achievement Tests: RN to BSN students who have not taken collegiate level Anatomy and Physiology may challenge eight credits through the successful completion of the NLN RN Achievement Test in Anatomy and Physiology.  There is a fee, payable to Trinity Washington University, associated with taking the NLN RN Achievement Test.  This fee must be paid to the Business Office prior to scheduling the test.  The fee can be paid via check, cash, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover.  This fee is non-refundable.  Students should obtain receipts from the Business Office, which will serve proof of payment and as authorization to order and schedule the assessment test.

Grades in Major Courses: Students are required to earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major. Students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average to be eligible for graduation.

Pass/No Pass: The pass/no pass grading option is not accepted in courses to be applied for the major.

Transfer Policy: Students may transfer up to 88 credits to fulfill the degree requirement of 120 credits.

Accreditation

Trinity’s B.S.N. program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (C.C.N.E.) and has conditional approval from the District of Columbia Board of Nursing (D.C.B.O.N.).

Last On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2012.

Course Descriptions

BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 130 Microbiology for the Health Professions
CHEM 113 Chemistry for the Health Sciences
COM 290 Public Speaking
ENGL 107 College Composition
HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
MATH 108 Finite Mathematics
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
NURS 320 Policy and Politics in Nursing
NURS 325 Contemporary Issues In Nursing and Health Care
NURS 330 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 410 Leadership and Management of Health Care
NURS 420 Community and Public Health Nursing
NURS 420C Community and Public Health Clinical
NURS 485 Nursing of Older Adults and Vulnerable Populations
NURS 490 RN Capstone
NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment
PHIL 251 Bioethics
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
SNHP 342 Health Care Finance
SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations


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