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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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
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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.).

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

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