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Nursing: Pre-Licensure (B.S.N.)


Nursing_pinning_FBTrinity’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.).

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Featured Courses

Pre-Requisite Courses 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 HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion HPNU 210 Pathophysiology MATH 108 Finite Mathematics MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics PHIL 251 Bioethics PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology Required Courses NURS 117 Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice NURS 215 Pharmacology NURS 220 Health Promotion, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care NURS 222 Health Assessment NURS 330 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice NURS 350 Medical-Surgical Nursing I NURS 360 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing NURS 361 Medical-Surgical Nursing II NURS 410 Leadership and Management of Health Care NURS 420 Community and Public Health Nursing NURS 460 Maternity and Newborn Nursing NURS 461 Pediatric Nursing NURS 480 Nursing Care of Older Adults NURS 491 Senior Clinical Seminar NURS 491C Senior Clinical Practicum

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Career Paths

  • Registered Nurse

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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.

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