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

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Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook

Program Mission,  Philosophy, Goals, and Expected Outcomes

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

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During the COVID-19 emergency, we will not always be able to help you in-person, but we can still help you virtually!  Please use this contact list to stay in touch:

Dr. Denise Pope, Associate Dean and Chief Nursing Officer; 202-884-9682

Dr. Intima Alrimawi, Assistant Professor; 202-884-9685

Dr. Denyse Barkley, Assistant Professor; 202-884-9681

Ms. Shari Blythe, Assistant Professor; 202-884-9696

Mrs. Keisha Rollins-Monroe, Assistant Professor;202-884-9679

Dr. Carrie O’Reilly, Assistant Professor; 202-884-9680

Ms. Sarah R. Trippensee, Nursing Academic Advisor; 202-884-9684

Dr. Mary Romanello; 202-884-9677

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.).

Prelicensure Nursing Initial Licensure Program Licensure Notification

Successful completion of the pre-licensure nursing academic program at Trinity Washington University will meet the education requirements necessary to pursue initial licensure for nurses in the District of Columbia and most states in which a student intends to practice. Some states have additional requirements such as verification of successful completion of NCLEX-RN examination, completion of a state licensure law test, and fingerprinting for criminal history check.  Students should contact the appropriate state licensing board to determine if the program at Trinity Washington University can lead to licensure in that state and what, if any, additional licensure requirements exist in that state. Trinity stands ready to assist with state licensure questions, and students should consult with their advisor, program director or Dean, in case of doubt.

You may access NCLEX licensure requirements at

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Pre-Licensure BSN Curriculum Plan


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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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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Denise Pope, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer; Denyse Barkley, Ph.D., RN, 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; Kristie Davis, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Intima Alrimawi, Ph.D., RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Sharie Blythe, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing

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