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2017-2018 Academic Catalog | Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.)- NHP

Nursing – R.N. to B.S.N.

 

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Staff

Ms. Theresa Hudnall, Clinical Coordinator
Ms. Sarah Trippensee, Academic Advisor
Ms. Judy Watson, Administrative Assistant

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.

The RNBSN plan of study is based on 8-week term courses. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Six credits of the BSN plan of study count towards two MSN courses (SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations and NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment) should a student continue enrollment into Trinity's Master of Science in Nursing program.

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 RNBSN Transition
  • 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 RNBSN Capstone
  • NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment
  • SNHP 342 Health Care Finance
  • SNHP 405 Informatics and Data Management
  • SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations

Nursing Transfer Credits Trinity will accept a maximum of 32 credits from a nursing program that is part of an educational institution that has accreditation by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and that holds current accreditation from a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

Grades in Major Courses

B.S.N. students must earn a minimum of "C+" as a final course grade in all nursing (NURS and SNHP) courses. A final grade below a C+ will require the student to repeat the course to successfully complete all requirements of the nursing curriculum plan. A final grade below a "C+" may impact a student's academic progression in the nursing program. Any grade involving a numerical fraction is NOT rounded up at the end of the semester in the final course grade.

A nursing student may fail or withdraw from no more than one nursing course (NURS or SNHP prefix). If a student fails or withdraws from a nursing course, the student may repeat the nursing course only once. Students may repeat no more than one nursing course. Failing or withdrawing from a second nursing course will result in dismissal from the nursing program.

Pass/No Pass

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

Transportation

Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites. Clinical placements may be located within a 50 mile radius of the University. Trinity’s free shuttle service connects the Main campus with the Brookland metro station.

Accreditation

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

Last On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2017.

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 490 RNBSN Capstone
NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment
PHIL 251 Bioethics
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
SNHP 342 Health Care Finance
SNHP 405 Informatics and Data Management
SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations


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