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

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Trinity Washington University’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 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 the College of Arts and Sciences as well as their pre-nursing requirements before applying for formal acceptance into the nursing program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Requirements for admission include completion of the College of Arts and Sciences 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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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.

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Featured Courses

Pre-Requisite Courses (See Academic Catalog for full list of required 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 120 Medical Terminology HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion HPNU 210 Pathophysiology MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics Nursing Specific Courses (See Academic Catalog for full list of required courses) NURS 117 Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice NURS 222 Health Assessment NURS 215 Pharmacology NURS 220 Health Promotion, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care 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 Women's Health Nursing NURS 461 Pediatric Nursing NURS 491 Capstone: Transition to Professional Nursing Practice SNHP 405 Informatics and Data Management

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