Admission for the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Programs (Pre-licensure and RN-BSN)
Admission into Trinity’s Pre-Licensure Nursing Program is a two step process. Upon admission, students may complete the program on a full-time basis. Students take all their nursing pre-requisite coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Pre-nursing students apply for admission into the Nursing Program when completing their last semester of pre-requisite course work.
Pre-licensure Admission Process
Admission to the Pre-licensure program involves a two-step process.
- Step One: Apply to Trinity.
- Upon admission to Trinity, students may complete the program on a full-time basis. Students take their nursing pre-requisite coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).
- Step Two: Apply to the Nursing program. Pre-nursing students apply for formal acceptance into the Nursing program when completing their last semester of pre-requisite coursework.
- Nursing program application deadlines:
- Spring admission – October 1
- Fall admission – February 1
- Nursing Application: Applicants should complete the nursing application packet with their advisors before the application deadline. Please see the application for submission instructions.
- Nursing program application deadlines:
Application Process for Acceptance:
Students should complete the Nursing Program Application. The Nursing Program Application Packet should contain the following documents:
- Nursing Program Application (completed and signed by student and advisor)
- Report of Applicant’s TEAS Score (students may take the TEAS up to three times)
- Pre-Nursing Curriculum Plan (from applicant’s academic advisor)
- Transcripts (from all institutions where prerequisite and general education courses have been taken)
Students should take the TEAS test within 90 days of applying to the Nursing Program. Students may take the TEAS up to three times. Questions about acceptance criteria, or TEAS test should be directed to the student’s undergraduate advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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.
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 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 core curriculum and nursing prerequisite 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). TEAS scores submitted with the nursing program application must be within 90 days of the nursing program application deadline
- 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 College of Arts and Sciences.
RN-BSN program admission occurs on a rolling basis. RN-BSN students are admitted directly into the Nursing Program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP) upon acceptance to Trinity.
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
All RN-BSN program students MUST earn a minimum of 128 credits to graduate with a BSN degree.
All RN-BSN program students must meet the college residency requirements.
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.