Admission into Trinity’s Pre-Licensure Nursing Program is a two step process. Upon admission, students may complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Students take all their nursing pre-requisite coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) or the School of Professional Studies (SPS). Pre-nursing students apply for admission into the Nursing Program when completing their last semester of pre-requisite course work.
RN-BSN students are admitted directly into the Nursing Program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP) upon acceptance to Trinity.
The Nursing Program does not accept transfer credits for any NURS prefix courses. For pre-nursing courses, transfer credit is accepted based on Trinity transfer policy.
The traditional (pre-licensure) program track leads to a BSN degree with eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN to become a registered nurse (RN).
All pre-licensure BSN and RN-BSN program students must take at least 6 credits of upper division general education electives (300 or 400 level courses that are not designated as NURS courses) while in the nursing program.
All pre-licensure BSN program students MUST earn a minimum of 128 credits to graduate with a BSN degree.
All RN-BSN program students MUST earn a minimum of 128 credits to graduate with a BSN degree.
All pre-licensure BSN and RN-BSN program students must meet the college residency requirements.
PRE-LICENSURE BSN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Formal acceptance into the Pre-Licensure BSN Nursing Program involves consideration of the following criteria:
- Successful completion of ALL CAS or SPS core curriculum and nursing pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Satisfactory score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) (students may take the TEAS up to three times)
- Personal Essay
Pre-licensure BSN program students should direct any questions about the process for formal acceptance into the Nursing Program to their undergraduate advisor in the School of Professional Studies or College of Arts and Sciences.
Application Process for Acceptance:
The Application Packet can be downloaded from this link: Fall 2014 Application Packet for Nursing Admissions (CAS and SPS). The Nursing Program Application Packet should contain the following documents:
- Application Packet Checklist
- Nursing Program Application Fall 2014
- Official Report of Applicant’s TEAS Score (students may take the TEAS up to three times)
- Advising Checklist (from applicant’s academic advisor)
- Official Transcripts (from all institutions where prerequisite and general education courses have been taken)
- Health Status and Immunizations Acknowledgment Form (signed)
Students should take the TEAS test within two years of applying to the Nursing Program. Students may take the TEAS up to three times.
Students will be notified by the Director of the Nursing Program of the results of their application after all criteria for considering the application have been received and evaluated.
Questions regarding the application process, acceptance criteria, or TEAS test should be directed to the student’s undergraduate advisor in the School of Professional Studies or College of Arts and Sciences.
RN – BSN PROGRAM TRACK
Acceptance into the RN-BSN Nursing Program involves consideration of the following criteria:
- Two year associate degree or diploma in nursing
- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate course work
If you are currently a registered nurse and are interested in Trinity’s RN-BSN Nursing Program, please visit the Admissions page to request more information and to apply: Admission to RN-BSN Program.