Trinity Nursing Programs Receive Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education – CCNE – Accreditation

Trinity Nursing Programs Receive Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education – CCNE – Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) approved accreditation for Trinity Washington University’s nursing programs:

  • Trinity’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, up for its first accreditation, was granted CCNE accreditation for three years, and may be approved for up to five years after submission of an interim report in 2018.
  • Trinity’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program received CCNE accreditation approval for the next ten years, extending its current accreditation through 2027.

Thursday, March, 1, 2018, 6:00 pm: Attend an information session and learn more about Trinity’s nursing degrees. RSVP today – or just visit Trinity’s campus on March 1!


Nursing Lab Student“We are very pleased to receive CCNE accreditation for Trinity’s nursing programs,” said Trinity President Pat McGuire. “These successful accreditation decisions reflect extraordinarily hard work on the part of many colleagues as well as our students and graduates. I recognize and congratulate, in particular, Dr. Denise Pope, Chief Nursing Officer, and the nursing faculty and staff; Dr. Mary Bantell, who is responsible for the MSN program; and Dr. Mary Romanello, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions. In just the last 12 months, the School of Nursing and Health Professions has conducted self-studies for both of the nursing degrees as well as both of the occupational therapy degrees, welcomed visiting teams for all of those programs, and achieved successful results in all cases. Trinity’s programs in the School of Nursing and Health Professions are strong and will continue to grow with each success!”

“We thank our many health care partners, including top hospitals in the region, for supporting Trinity nursing students during their clinical experiences and internships,” said Dean Romanello. “Health care professionals in the area also support Trinity’s nursing students as preceptors, guest speakers and adjunct faculty,” she added.

“Our graduates bring their talents and dedication into the greater Washington workforce,” said Dean Romanello. “Eighty-one percent of Trinity’s 2017 graduates are employed locally. Ten Trinity nursing students completed 2017 summer internships at Children’s National Network, Providence Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Washington Hospital Center.”

Trinity students learn in state-of-the-art nursing labs in the new Payden Academic Center, equipped with 16 hospital beds and three highly advanced, computer-controlled “simulation manikins” that emulate real-life patient symptoms and on which nursing students can practice skills and procedures. There is a “SIM Mom” that gives birth (photo, right), a “SIM Man” that displays neurological and physiological symptoms, and a “Pediatric SIM” – providing students patient scenarios across the lifespan. Learn more about the nursing labs in the Payden Academic Center.

Fast Facts about Trinity Nursing Programs

Trinity offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in several formats: RN-to-BSN, second bachelor’s degree BSN, and a pre-licensure BSN.

Trinity’s nursing programs offer students a high quality education, affordable tuition that’s the lowest among local private universities, convenient class schedules, career opportunities at the Washington region’s top hospitals, and preparation for certification.

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Trinity’s tuition is less than comparable local private universities
  • Program can be completed in 2 years full-time or 2.5 years part-time
  • Students experience the convenience of online and on-campus coursework

The Maser of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers two tracks for career advancement in nursing and health care:

MSN: Nurse Administrator Track: Lead a unit-based nursing team to impact the quality of patient care and patient outcomes; sit for the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) Examination.

MSN: Nurse Educator Track: Become a career educator for academic nursing education or nursing professional development in a clinical setting; sit for the National League for Nursing Nurse Educator Certification Examination

Learn more about the MSN program and request information.


  • Affordable tuition: Trinity is a great value compared to other private institutions
  • 33 credit program can be completed in one year full-time or two  years part-time
  • Six credits can be applied to the Trinity MSN program
  • Program delivered in a convenient online and on-campus format for students to engage directly with faculty and fellow students

Learn more about the the RN-to-BSN program and request information.

Pre-licensure BSN

  • Affordable: Trinity’s tuition is less than comparable local private universities
  • Complete the program in 120 credits in a full-time, day-time format
  • Clinical experiences occur in DC and Maryland hospitals, community clinics, and outpatient programs
  • Trinity students awarded summer internships
  • Students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN after successful completion of the program

Learn more about the pre-licensure BSN program and request information.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001