Nursing: Pre-Licensure (B.S.N.)
Designed for students just starting their studies in nursing, Trinity College’s pre-licensure B.S.N. program combines the academic structure and clinical preparation necessary for a career in nursing. Our students focus initially on liberal arts courses in CAS that provide a framework for their chosen major in nursing. The rigorous academic coursework in the nursing program then lays the foundation for a progressive mastery of the knowledge, skills, values, ethics and abilities required of a professional nurse. Toward the end of the program, students will have ample opportunities to experience firsthand the rewards of nursing in closely supervised clinical settings.
Pre-licensure students complete the general education core curriculum in CAS as well as their pre-nursing requirements before applying for formal acceptance into the nursing program in NHP. Requirements for admission include completion of the CAS core curriculum and pre-nursing courses with a grade of “C” or higher, an overall G.P.A. of at least 2.5 and a satisfactory score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (T.E.A.S.).
Featured CoursesHPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health PromotionThis course provides the foundation for an understanding of the relationships of nutrition and diet therapy to optimum health. It includes physiological, psychosocial and cultural influences on nutritional status. Students will explore their own nutritional status and values as they relate to health and wellness.
3 credits HPNU 210 PathophysiologyThis course is designed to assist the student in applying knowledge from anatomy and physiology and developing the basic knowledge, skills, values, meanings and experiences associated with pathophysiology. Emphasis is placed on cellular, organ, and tissue concepts as they relate to and influence health and illness.
Pre/Corequisites: BIOL 121, BIOL 122, BIOL 130, CHEM 113 NURS 220 Health Promotion, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health CareThis course explores political factors that influence patient outcomes and health promotion strategies to enhance health and health care systems. Students are engaged in understanding how health care policy shapes health care systems, determining accessibility, accountability and affordability. Students will evaluate how health care delivery systems are organized and financed, and the effect this has on patient care.
Prerequisite: All Core Courses and Pre-Nursing Courses NURS 360 Psychiatric and Mental Health NursingThis theory course focuses on the knowledge, skills, values and meanings necessary for nursing care of and for clients with psychiatric and mental health disorders. Using an integrative approach, course content is based on the biological, psychological, and socio-cultural aspects of behavior disorders.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 117, NURS 117L, NURS 220, NURS 262
Co-requisites: NURS 360C NURS 420 Community and Public Health NursingThis theory course is designed to prepare students for community/public health practice in a changing health care system. Concepts of primary health ca re to the assessment, planning, and delivery of care to diverse families will be emphasized. Factors influencing the primary health care of communities and the impact of globalization, politics, socioeconomics, and environmental factors on the health vulnerability and resiliency of communities are examined.
Pre-requisites: NURS 350; NURS 350C NURS 461 Pediatric NursingThis theory course focuses on the knowledge, skills, values, and meanings necessary for comprehensive nursing care of the pediatric client. A family-centered approach is used with emphasi s on child developmental stages and health promotion strategies for the child and family unit. Contemporary socio-cultural issues influencing the family unit are explored.
Pre-requisites: NURS 350; NURS 350C
Co-requisite: NURS 461C NURS 492 NCLEX PreparationThis course is designed to familiarize the student with the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX RN). Content includes information for registe ring to take the exam; test taking strategies and developing a study plan for review of core nursing content. Students will take a mock NCLEX RN exam.
Pre-requisites: NURS 350; NURS 350C; NURS 361; NURS 361C
- Registered Nurse
Ms. Danielle Artis, Assistant Dean of Nursing and Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ms. Jane Brophy, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Nancie Crespi, R.N. to B.S.N. Program Director
Ms. Jennifer Dahlman, Assistant Dean of Nursing and Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ms. Denise Jarboe, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ms. Denise McKain, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Daphne Waite, Assistant Professor of Nursing
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.