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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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  • OTA Program 
    • Trinity has applied for accreditation for a new Occupational Therapy Assistant baccalaureate program.  Students are no longer being accepted into the Associate Degree program.  Students may apply to Trinity to begin completing general education courses.  Students may not be admitted into the OTA-baccalaureate program until the program receives Candidacy Status from the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

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Pre-Licensure Nursing

Applying to the Pre-Licensure BSN program is a 2-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity.
    • Upon admission to Trinity, students complete their nursing pre-requisite coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) or the School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP).
  • Step Two: Apply to the Nursing program. Pre-nursing students apply for formal acceptance into the Nursing program when completing their last semester of pre-requisite coursework.
    • Nursing program application deadlines:
      • Spring admission – October 1
      • Fall admission – February 1
    • Nursing Application: Applicants should complete the nursing application online and then meet with their advisors before the application deadline. Students’ advisors will complete an application checklist to submit to the Nursing program. Contact your advisor, Admissions or Dr. Pope for application materials.

A student’s application should contain the following:

  • Nursing Program Application (completed online by the student)
  • Report of Applicant’s TEAS Score (students must complete the TEAS at Trinity in the 90 days before the application deadline)
  • Pre-Nursing Curriculum Plan (from applicant’s academic advisor)
  • Transcripts (from all institutions where pre-requisite and general education/core curriculum courses have been taken)
  • Essay (students will be contacted via email with instruction on completing the essay after applications have been received)

Formal acceptance into the Pre-Licensure BSN Nursing Program involves consideration of the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of ALL required prerequisite nursing courses with a grade of “B-” (2.7) or higher
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Science GPA of at least 2.75
  • No more than one failure in a science course
  • Satisfactory score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
  • Personal Essay

Pre-licensure BSN program students should direct any questions about the process for formal acceptance into the Nursing program to their undergraduate advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

The pre-licensure BSN program leads to a BSN degree with eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN to become a registered nurse (RN). Students will be notified by the Director of the Nursing Program of the results of their application after all criteria for considering the application have been received and evaluated.

Other items to note:

  • The Nursing program does not accept transfer credits for any NURS prefix courses. For pre-nursing courses, transfer credit is accepted based on Trinity’s transfer policy.
  • All pre-licensure BSN program students MUST earn a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a BSN degree.
  • All pre-licensure BSN program students must meet the college residency requirements.

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R.N. to B.S.N. Nursing

If you are currently a registered nurse and are interested in Trinity’s RN-BSN Nursing program, please visit the Admissions page to request more information and to apply.

Major Admission Requirements

  • Submission of official transcripts showing completion of Associate
    Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing
  • Successful completion of all courses with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of a valid RN license in a US jurisdiction
  • A current, active RN license in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia is required to be eligible to register for clinical rotation
  • Non-academic clinical requirements include CPR certification, liability insurance, and health credentials as required by various clinical agencies

RN-BSN students are admitted directly into the Nursing Program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP) upon acceptance to Trinity.

Other items to note:

  • The Nursing Program does not accept transfer credits for any NURS prefix courses. For pre-nursing courses, transfer credit is accepted based on Trinity transfer policy.
  • All RN-BSN program students must earn a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a BSN degree.
  • All RN-BSN program students must meet the college residency requirements.

R.N. to M.S.N. Nursing

If you are currently a registered nurse and are interested in Trinity’s RN-MSN Nursing program, please visit the Admissions page to request more information and to apply.

Major Admission Requirements

  • Current, unencumbered U.S. Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Diploma or certificate from a hospital-based program, or associate degree program
  • Current résumé
  • One-two-page personal statement
  • Copy of official transcripts of all completed college level coursework from all schools attended with proof of completion of an RN degree (associate or diploma)
  • Minimum 2.75 overall GPA from RN degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Completed online application
  • Proof of currency in a clinical practice area required to continue to the MSN degree
  • 3.0 overall GPA is required to continue to the MSN degree
  • Non-academic clinical requirements include CPR certification, liability insurance, and health credentials as required by various clinical agencies

RN-MSN students are admitted directly into the Nursing Program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP) upon acceptance to Trinity.

Other items to note:

  • The Nursing Program will accept six (6) graduate credits from other appropriately accredited institutions of higher learning toward the degree with approval from the program director. For general education courses, transfer credit is accepted based on Trinity transfer policy.

Master of Science in Nursing

If you are currently a registered nurse and are interested in Trinity’s M.S.N. Nursing program, please visit the Admissions page to request more information and to apply.

Major Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from a baccalaureate nursing program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA).
  • Submission of all undergraduate transcripts.
  • A current unencumbered RN United States license.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professional source in support of the applicant’s aptitude for graduate education and potential for professional growth and development.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study in nursing at Trinity Washington University, your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications (including relevant collegiate, professional, and community activities). Applicants should include any substantial accomplishments not mentioned on the application form.

Candidates for admission must complete the online application.

Master of Occupational Therapy

If you hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and are interested in Trinity’s Master of Occupational Therapy program, please visit the Admissions page to request more information and to apply.

Major Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a US-accredited college or university; official transcripts from all colleges/ universities attended.
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or better.
  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses with an overall average of 3.0 or better. (See Program Prerequisite Course List)
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, internet and email is necessary for success in this hybrid program. Experience with an online educational platform such as Blackboard or Moodle is desirable.
  • Good written and oral English language skills.
  • At least 40 hours of documented observation with an occupational therapist. Applicants are encouraged to log in more than 40 hours and observe at several different settings. Documented observation hours must have been completed within two years of the application deadline.

Master of Public Health

If you hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and are interested in Trinity’s Master of Public Health program, please visit the Admissions page to request more information and to apply.

  • A baccalaureate degree from a US-accredited college or university; official transcripts from all colleges/ universities attended.
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or better.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, internet and email is necessary for success in this hybrid program. Experience with an online educational platform such as Blackboard or Moodle is desirable.
  • Good written and oral English language skills.

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For more information about Trinity's School of Nursing and Health Professions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 492-6882 or via e-mail at admissions@trinitydc.edu.

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