Nursing – R.N. to B.S.N.


Carrie O’Reilly, RN, MSN, Ph.D, Nursing Program Director; Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Denyse Barkley, RN, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Khafi Muhammad, RN, MSN  Assistant Professor of Nursing
Nephtalie Perrin, RN, MNS, CNM, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Director of Simulation Laboratory
Keisha Rollins-Monroe, RN, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Nursing; Conway Scholar Mentor
Sheila Spurlock-White, RN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Nursing
Fiona Swaby-Hall, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Jennifer Wallace, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing


The Trinity Nursing Program offers advanced placement for Registered Nurses holding an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. This 100% online program is designed for the adult learner. RNs admitted into the program may receive credit for general education and nursing courses. In order to receive a degree from Trinity, the transcript must reflect 120 credits, with 32 of those taken in residence at the University. Students may transfer up to 32 credits in nursing. Upon admission, students may complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis.

All courses in the RNBSN program are 100% online. The baccalaureate degree can be completed in one year.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the B.S. in Nursing, students must successfully complete required coursework in the following areas:

General Education Requirements (59 credits):

All general education course work must be completed prior to beginning the Nursing Curriculum Courses.

  • ENGL 107 College Composition
  • MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
  • SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
  • BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHEM 113 Chemistry for the Health Sciences
  • BIOL 130 Microbiology for the Health Professions
  • PHIL 251 Bioethics
  • Communication (3 credits) – choose from general education list
  • Arts and Humanities (6 credits) – choose from general education list
  • Elective Courses (19 credits)

Nursing Transfer Credits Trinity will accept a maximum of 32 credits from a nursing program that is part of an educational institution that has accreditation by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and that holds current accreditation from a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Nursing Requirements (29 credits):

  • NURS 300 RN-BSN Transition
  • NURS 202 Health Assessment RN-BSN
  • HPNU 210 Pathophysiology
  • NURS 320 Policy and Politics in Nursing
  • NURS 330 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • SNHP 342 Health Care Finance
  • SNHP 405 Informatics and Data Management
  • NURS 410 Leadership and Management of Health Care
  • NURS 421 Community Health for Registered Nurses
  • NURS 490 RNBSN Capstone

Program Policies

Required Documentation:
Prior to enrolling in any course, students are required to present documentation of the following:

  • Current Registered Nurse Licensure in a U.S. Jurisdiction or documentation confirming eligibility to site for the NCLEX-RN within the first semester of enrollment 
  • Professional Liability Insurance in the amount of $1 million/$3 million
  • BLS/CPR Certification

Prior to enrolling in any clinical course, students are required to present documentation of the following:

  • Current immunization or titers for: DPT; MMR; Hepatitis B (3 doses); Tetanus; Influenza (annual); TB (annual).
  • National criminal background check, including all aliases and nationwide sexual offenders index with a set of fingerprints
  • Current major medical health insurance
  • Current Registered Nurse unecumbered license in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia

Grades in Major Courses

B.S.N. students must earn a minimum of “C+” as a final course grade in all nursing (NURS and SNHP) courses. A final grade below a C+ will require the student to repeat the course to successfully complete all requirements of the nursing curriculum plan. A final grade below a “C+” may impact a student’s academic progression in the nursing program. Any grade involving a numerical fraction is NOT rounded up at the end of the semester in the final course grade.

A nursing student may fail or withdraw from no more than one nursing course (NURS or SNHP prefix). If a student fails or withdraws from a nursing course, the student may repeat the nursing course only once. Students may repeat no more than one nursing course. Failing or withdrawing from a second nursing course will result in dismissal from the nursing program.

Pass/No Pass

The pass/no pass grading option is not accepted in courses to be applied for the major.


Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites. Clinical placements may be located within a 50 mile radius of the University. Trinity’s free shuttle service connects the Main campus with the Brookland metro station.


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.