Trinity Launches 100% Online RN-to-BSN Nursing Degree

Trinity Launches 100% Online RN-to-BSN Nursing Degree

Online Program Meets Growing Demand for Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor’s Degree Can be Completed in One Year of Full-time Study

Trinity Washington University’s School of Nursing and Health Professions is launching a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program for Registered Nurses (RNs) holding an associate’s degree or a diploma in nursing. This online degree program builds on the excellence and successful track record of Trinity’s BSN programs and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Interested students may apply now and the program begins with the fall semester in August 2021. Learn more about the program.

Samantha Jackson ’18 is a nurse in the cardiac step-down unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.Trinity nursing students engage in a strong curriculum that improves their critical thinking skills, prepares them to work more independently, and expands their career opportunities in healthcare.

Trinity offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the Washington region: tuition for the RN-to-BSN degree is just $590 per credit and Trinity works with students every step of the way to secure financial aid and payment plans.

“This past year, we have seen a significant increase in the demand from hospitals and other healthcare employers for nurses with a bachelor of science degree,” said Dr. Mary Romanello, Dean of Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions. “We also know that Registered Nurses are seeking a bachelor’s degree to take on greater responsibilities and to advance their careers in healthcare. This 100% online degree RN-to-BSN program provides a high-quality degree program that is convenient and affordable.”

Advantages of Trinity’s online RN-to-BSN degree program:

  • All nursing courses are 100% online.
  • Students learn, study and graduate with a support group of RNs
  • RNs can complete their BSN degree in one year of full-time study.
  • Up to nine credits can count toward a Trinity Master of Science in Nursing degree
  • RNs admitted into the program may receive credit for previous general education courses and up to 32 credits for previous nursing courses.

Applicants can apply for free through Trinity’s online application; no test scores are required. Applicants can also apply to this program through NursingCAS. Applicants must provide proof of a valid RN license in a U.S. jurisdiction. Recent graduates of an associate degree in nursing must successfully complete the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for nurses and be awarded an unencumbered RN license by the end of the first semester of RN-to-BSN program enrollment.

British Abrams ’19 has always known she wanted to be a nurse since the age of four.Trinity nursing graduates achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the rigorous NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam) in 2019-20 and have a 100% employment rate after they graduate. Trinity has strong partnerships with a wide range of hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including, Children’s National Health System, MedStar/Washington Hospital Center, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Sibley Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine.

For more than 120 years, Trinity Washington University has educated national and local leaders in a wide range of career fields. Trinity is the only university in Washington, D.C., designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is one of the few universities in the nation designated as both a Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution.

Trinity enrolls more than 1,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs: Approximately 95% of Trinity’s students are Black, Hispanic and multi-racial, representing a broad range of global communities. More than half of Trinity students are residents of the District of Columbia – Trinity educates more D.C. residents than any other private university.

Trinity recently launched Trinity DARE: Driving Actions for Racial Equity, which focuses on specific actions that will improve the lifelong economic and social opportunities of Trinity students and their families.

Learn more about the 100% online RN-to-BSN degree.

Trinity offers a wide range of high-quality programs in health care, including:

Nursing: MSN-MPH dual degree: Students complete a Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health; Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with tracks in nursing education and nursing administration; RN-to-MSN: Earn a Bachelor in Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing; BSN: Pre-licensure program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Public Health: MSA-MPH dual degree: Students complete a Master of Science in Administration and a Master of Public Health; Master of Public Health (MPH) with tracks in community health and global health leadership.

Occupational Therapy: Occupational Therapy Assistant (bachelor’s degree) and Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT).

Counseling: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Master of Arts in School Counseling; Master of Arts in School Counseling Urban Track; post-master’s counselor program (12 credits to become eligible for the Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, credential.)

Health Services: Bachelor of Arts in Health Services.

Certificates (post-high school, non-degree): Community Health Worker Certificate.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Trinity and the master of science degree program in nursing at Trinity are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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