Nursing – R.N. to B.S.N.
Mary Bantell, Ed.D, RN, Director of the Graduate Nursing Program and Assistant Professor of Nursing
Denyse Barkley, Ph.D., RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ms. Kristie Davis, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Patience Madufor-Onyima, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Carrie O'Reilly, Ph.D, RN, Director of Clinical Simulation and Laboratory Operations; Assistant Professor of Nursing
Stephanie Stavish, DNP, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ms. Theresa Hudnall, Clinical Coordinator
Ms. Sarah Trippensee, Academic Advisor
The Trinity Nursing Program offers advanced placement for Registered Nurses holding an associate's degree or diploma in nursing. This program is designed for the adult learner. RNs admitted into the program may receive credit for general education and nursing courses. In order to receive a degree from Trinity, the transcript must reflect 120 credits, with 32 of those taken in residence at the University. Students may transfer up to 32 credits in nursing. Upon admission, students may complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis.
The RNBSN plan of study is based on 8-week term courses. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Nine credits of the BSN plan of study count towards two MSN courses (SNHP 501, NURS 562, SNHP 601) should a student continue enrollment into Trinity's Master of Science in Nursing program.
To fulfill the requirements of the B.S. in Nursing, students must successfully complete required coursework in the following areas:
Nursing Requirements (32 credits):
- NURS 300
- NURS 320
- NURS 325
- NURS 330
- NURS 410
- NURS 421
- NURS 490
- NURS 562
- SNHP 342
- SNHP 405
- SNHP 501
Nursing Transfer Credits Trinity will accept a maximum of 32 credits from a nursing program that is part of an educational institution that has accreditation by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and that holds current accreditation from a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Associated Major Requirements (35 credits): (May meet the General Education requirements)
- Anatomy & Physiology (lab) (8 credits): BIOL 121, BIOL 122
- Microbiology (lab) (4 credits): BIOL 130
- Chemistry (lab) (4 credits): CHEM 113
- Math (4 credits): MATH 108
- Psychology (3 credits): PSYC 101
- Statistics (3 credits): MATH 110
- Ethics (3 credits): PHIL 251
- Nutrition (3 credits): HPNU 200
- Sociology (3 credits): SOCY 100
General Education Requirements:
Area I: Skills for Life and Work
- Writing (3 credits)
- ENGL 107
- Communication (6 credits)
- COM 290
- Numeracy (4 credits): MATH 108
Area II: Understanding the Self and Society
- Arts and Humanities (6 credits) – choose from existing list
- Social Sciences (6 credits)
- PSYC 101
- SOCY 100
- Scientific Understanding (8 credits)
- BIOL 101
- CHEM 113
Area III: Ethics and Moral Reasoning (3 credits)
- PHIL 251
- Current Registered Nurse Licensure in a U.S. Jurisdiction
- Professional Liability Insurance in the amount of $1 million/$3 million
- BLS/CPR Certification
Prior to enrolling in any clinical course, students are required to present documentation of the following:
- Current immunization or titers for: DPT; MMR; Hepatitis B (3 doses); Tetanus; Influenza (annual); TB (annual).
- National criminal background check, including all aliases and nationwide sexual offenders index with a set of fingerprints
- Current major medical health insurance
- Current Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia
Grades in Major Courses
B.S.N. students must earn a minimum of "C+" as a final course grade in all nursing (NURS and SNHP) courses. A final grade below a C+ will require the student to repeat the course to successfully complete all requirements of the nursing curriculum plan. A final grade below a "C+" may impact a student's academic progression in the nursing program. Any grade involving a numerical fraction is NOT rounded up at the end of the semester in the final course grade.
A nursing student may fail or withdraw from no more than one nursing course (NURS or SNHP prefix). If a student fails or withdraws from a nursing course, the student may repeat the nursing course only once. Students may repeat no more than one nursing course. Failing or withdrawing from a second nursing course will result in dismissal from the nursing program.
The pass/no pass grading option is not accepted in courses to be applied for the major.
Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites. Clinical placements may be located within a 50 mile radius of the University. Trinity’s free shuttle service connects the Main campus with the Brookland metro station.
Trinity’s B.S.N. program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (C.C.N.E.) and Conditional Accreditation by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing (D.C.B.O.N.).
Last On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2017.