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2019-2020 Academic Catalog | Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.) – NHP

Nursing – R.N. to B.S.N.



Denise Pope, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer
Dr. Intima Alrimawai, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Denyse Barkley, Ph.D., RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ms. Sharie Blythe, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ms. Kristie Davis, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Carrie O’Reilly, Ph.D, RN, Director of Clinical Simulation and Laboratory Operations; Assistant Professor of Nursing
Keisha Rollins-Monroe, RN, Assistant Professor; Conway Scholar Mentor, School of Nursing and Health Professions


Ms. Theresa Hudnall, Clinical Coordinator
Ms. Sarah Trippensee, Academic Advisor
Ms. Eva-Maria Velasquez, Simulation Technician


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 and 16-week alternate weekly 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.

Major Requirements

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 501
  • SNHP 601

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
  • Sociology (3 credits): SOCY 100

General Education Requirements:

Area I: Skills for Life and Work

  1. Writing (3 credits)
    1. ENGL 107
  2. Communication (6 credits)
    1. COM 290
  3. Numeracy (4 credits): MATH 108

Area II: Understanding the Self and Society

  1. Arts and Humanities (6 credits) – choose from existing list
  2. Social Sciences (6 credits)
    1. PSYC 101
    2. SOCY 100
  3. Scientific Understanding (8 credits)
    1. BIOL 101
    2. CHEM 113

Area III: Ethics and Moral Reasoning (3 credits)

  1. PHIL 251

Program Policies

Required Documentation:
Prior to enrolling in any course, students are required to present documentation of the following:

  • 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.

Pass/No Pass

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.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Trinity is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Course Descriptions

BIOL 101
BIOL 121
BIOL 122
BIOL 130
CHEM 113
COM 290
ENGL 107
MATH 108
MATH 110
NURS 320
NURS 325
NURS 330
NURS 410
NURS 421
NURS 490
NURS 562
PHIL 251
PSYC 101
SOCY 100
SNHP 342
SNHP 501
SNHP 601

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