Trinity Washington University’s pre-licensure B.S.N. program combines the coursework and clinical preparation necessary for a career in nursing. You will focus initially on liberal arts courses that provide a framework for your 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, you will have ample opportunities to experience firsthand the rewards of nursing in closely supervised clinical settings.

Pre-licensure Program Timeline:

  1. Complete the general education core curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as pre-nursing requirements.
  2. Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and achieve a minimum 2.5 score.
  3. Apply for formal acceptance into the nursing program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions – full admission requirements.
  4. Complete your B.S.N. degree.
  5. Sit for the NCLEX exam to become a Registered Nurse! Trinity’s pre-licensure program provides complete preparation: more than 90% pass the NCLEX on their first attempt.

PROGRAM QUICK FACTS


Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.N.
School: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: No
Explore All Academic Programs

Trinity Washington University’s pre-licensure B.S.N. program combines the coursework and clinical preparation necessary for a career in nursing. You will focus initially on liberal arts courses that provide a framework for your 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, you will have ample opportunities to experience firsthand the rewards of nursing in closely supervised clinical settings.

Pre-licensure Program Timeline:

  1. Complete the general education core curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as pre-nursing requirements.
  2. Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and achieve a minimum 2.5 score.
  3. Apply for formal acceptance into the nursing program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions – full admission requirements.
  4. Complete your B.S.N. degree.
  5. Sit for the NCLEX exam to become a Registered Nurse! Trinity’s pre-licensure program provides complete preparation: more than 90% pass the NCLEX on their first attempt.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Nursing, B.S.N. (Pre-Licensure) degree program in CAS, NHP is $795 per credit hour.

  • Send Me Information


Apply Now Request Campus Tour Admissions Office

Our students focus initially on liberal arts courses that provide a framework for their chosen major in nursing.

Accreditation

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.

Gain Experience in Clinical Settings

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Children’s National Health Network
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital / John Hopkins Medicine
  • Forest Side Memory Care
  • Psychiatric Institute of Washington
  • Doctors Community Medical Center
  • Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehab

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Community Health Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Nurse Scientist
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Emergency Department Nurse
  • Acute Care Nurse

Featured Nursing, B.S.N. (Pre-Licensure) Courses

BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 130 Microbiology for the Health Professions
HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
NURS 117 Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice
NURS 350 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
NURS 410 Leadership and Management of Health Care
NURS 420 Community and Public Health Nursing
NURS 461 Pediatric Nursing

Discover Your Strength with a Truly Singular Higher Education Experience

Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

Discover Empowerment

  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
  • Graduate with less debt:  Trinity has the lowest private college tuition rate in the Washington D.C. region; 100% of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 80% eligible for Federal Pell Grants
  • Learn leadership skills in Trinity’s inclusive environment: Trinity is a national innovator for gender, racial and social equity in higher education
  • Trinity empowers women leaders to make positive changes for their families, communities, places of work and the larger society
  • Learn to lead with integrity and compassion, justice and equity as a professional and as a citizen leader

Discover Commitment

  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the national’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
  • Care for each and every student: Trinity’s ~4:1 student-to-teacher ratio means students are never just a number
  • Student welfare: Trinity offers low-cost residential and meal plan options and resources for students experiencing serious temporary food insecurity and other life challenges
  • Lifelong learning: Trinity develops the drive to keep learning, to discover and analyze new ideas, to advocate and implement actions that contribute to the common good and support social transformation

Discover Excellence

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
  • Trinity graduates consistently perform above the national average on professional exit exams and certifications
  • Trinity’s award-winning faculty are national and local leaders in their fields, with many highly awarded for research and other publications
  • With opportunities for original research in many programs, Trinity students have been cited as authors in published research and articles