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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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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
Next CCNE On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2017

Invitation for Third-Party Comments

The School of Nursing and Health Professions at Trinity Washington University will be hosting a nursing program accreditation site visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in February 27- March 1, 2017 for reaccreditation of the bachelors of science degree program and initial accreditation for the master’s in nursing program.

We invite interested parties to submit third-party comments for review by the visiting team. Please note that comments must relate to the program’s compliance with accreditation standards and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution (i.e., students, faculty, graduates, and employers).

The Standards for Accreditation can be viewed at . Written and signed third party comments will be accepted by CCNE until February 6, 2016.CCNE will not consider anonymous comments.

Please submit your written comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third Party Comments
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036


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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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