Trinity ‘s pre-licensure B.S.N. program combines coursework and ample opportunities to experience the rewards of nursing in clinical settings.

You will gain the skills and training needed to become a valued professional in this growing career field. Trinity’s B.S.N. coursework is complete preparation to take the NCLEX exam, required to become a professional registered nurse. More than 80% of Trinity nursing students pass the NCLEX on their first attempt.

You will first complete liberal arts courses and prerequisites, take the TEAS exam, then apply to begin your nursing courses and complete your degree.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.N.
School: School of Nursing and Health Professions
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: No
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Trinity ‘s pre-licensure B.S.N. program combines coursework and ample opportunities to experience the rewards of nursing in clinical settings.

You will gain the skills and training needed to become a valued professional in this growing career field. Trinity’s B.S.N. coursework is complete preparation to take the NCLEX exam, required to become a professional registered nurse. More than 80% of Trinity nursing students pass the NCLEX on their first attempt.

You will first complete liberal arts courses and prerequisites, take the TEAS exam, then apply to begin your nursing courses and complete your degree.

Second Degree BSN – Already have a bachelor’s degree and want to become a nurse?

Leverage the degree you have towards earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).

  1. You may have already completed all the prerequisite coursework to immediately enter the B.S.N. program.
  2. If not, you can take whatever prerequisite courses you still need to complete at Trinity.

You can transfer any nursing and prerequisite credits earned with a ‘B’ or better.  A grade of ‘C’ or better is acceptable for general education credits.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Nursing, B.S.N. (Pre-Licensure) degree program in NHP is $26,420 per year.

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Nursing Accreditation

Trinity Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Trinity is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Last CCNE On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2017. Next CCNE On-Site Evaluation: 2027

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program has full approval from the District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON), 899 North Capitol Street, NE, First Floor, Washington, DC 20002, 1-877-672-2174

 

NCLEX First-Time Pass Rates

Year Pass Rate
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2018 82.61%
10/1/2018 – 9/30/2019 88.64%
10/1/2019 – 9/30/2020 100%
10/1/2020 – 9/30/2021 93.33%
10/1/2021 – 9/30/2022 80%

Application Process

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

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.

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.

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

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

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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