Trinity’s Baccalaureate Nursing Program Receives Full Approval from D.C. Board of Nursing
Trinity Washington University is pleased to announce that the baccalaureate nursing program received full approval from the District of Columbia Board of Nursing in December 2018. The D.C. Board of Nursing granted full approval to the nursing program as a result of Trinity’s achievement of a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 82.6%, above the required threshold of 80%.
“This is excellent news for Trinity and especially for our baccalaureate nursing program,” said President Patricia McGuire. “Congratulations to Dr. Denise Pope, Associate Dean of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, to the dedicated nursing faculty, and to Dr. Mary Romanello, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions. This achievement represents many years of very hard work by our academic team in nursing as they revised the entire curriculum, revamped all pedagogies and practices, implemented more stringent admission and degree completion standards, and focused on ensuring that our students can pass NCLEX, which is the gateway for nursing licensure. The D.C. Board of Nursing only looks at first-time pass rates, so achieving 82.6% on first-time rates is outstanding.”
Trinity offers several degree programs in its School of Nursing and Health Professions:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (pre-licensure program)*
RN-to-BSN* and RN-to-MSN*
Master of Science in Nursing* (Nurse Administrator Track, Nurse Educator Track)
Occupational Therapy Assistant**
Master of Occupational Therapy**
Bachelor of Arts in Health Services
* Nursing programs accredited by CCNE
** Occupational Therapy programs accredited by ACOTE
Graduates of Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions work in all major healthcare facilities in the Washington region including Children’s National Medical Center, Howard University Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Prince George’s Community Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Trinity Washington University’s nursing program is in the new Payden Academic Center, which features a state-of-the-art Simulation Lab, fully equipped nursing labs and technology-enhanced learning spaces.