School of Nursing & Health Professions (NHP)


Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions educates health care leaders who make a difference in their patients’ lives and in the health care of our communities.

Why Choose Trinity?

  • The most affordable tuition of any private institution of higher learning in the District of Columbia
  • Fabulous faculty committed to your success
  • Small class sizes where people know your name
  • Staff eager to help you
  • Students get selected for summer externships at DC hospitals
  • Students study, work with, and learn from people from diverse backgrounds
  • Clinical, fieldwork, and internships experiences allow students to apply their course work in everyday settings
  • Students participate in professional organizations 

Graduates enter professional practice where they can:

  • Improve people’s quality of life
  • Provide people with access to good health care
  • Are employed in hospitals, clinics, wellness facilities, rehabilitation centers and other healthcare practices.

Student Learning Outcomes

In the classroom and clinical practice Trinity’s counseling, health service, nursing, occupational therapy and public health graduates are expected to meet learning outcomes that:

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  • Apply evidence based practice within a professional context
  • Demonstrate critical thinking as evidenced by the delivery of safe, ethical and legal care as a member of an interprofessional health care team
  • Demonstrate leadership in the healthcare field
  • Successfully attain professional licensure or certification


Trinity allied health students take advantage of clinical experiences in and around Washington, DC.  A partial listing of our partnerships include:

  • Catholic Charities
  • Children’s National Health System
  • Doctor’s Community Hospital
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • DC Public Schools
  • PG County Public Schools
  • Psychiatric Institute of Washington
  • Sibley Hospital
  • St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
  • Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports
  • University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
  • Washington Hospital Center

Nursing Programs

Nursing R.N. to B.S.N.
Registered Nurses with an Associate's degree can earn their BSN 100% online.
Nursing, B.S.N. (Pre-Licensure)
Our students focus initially on liberal arts courses that provide a framework for their chosen major in nursing.
Nursing, Second Degree (B.S.N.)
Our courses lay the foundation for a progressive mastery of the knowledge, skills, values, ethics and abilities required of a professional nurse.

Occupational Therapy Programs

Occupational Therapy Assistant (O.T.A.-B.)
Occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan engage in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Occupational Therapy, M.O.T.
Prepare for a career as a Licensed Occupational Therapist!


For graduate students who wish to become professional counselors:

Post-Master’s Counselor Program
Complete the additional 12 credits to become eligible for the Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) credential
School Counseling, M.A.
Become a school counselor or a counselor to urban youth in settings outside of school.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.
Become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and other states

Public Health Programs

Trinity’s academic programs in Public Health offer a complete academic journey from certificate to an advanced degree.

Learn more about the programs in this sequence:

Community Health Worker Certificate
Serve as a health advocate and liaison in the community with a certificate in Community Health Worker
Health Services A.A.
Gain skills needed for a career in public health and explore the rapidly-changing healthcare landscape.
Health Services B.A.
Trinity's Health Services degree prepares future health care leaders to confidently navigate the health care system and enact positive change.
Master of Public Health, M.P.H.
Become a healthcare leader, having an impact on people's lives and communities' health.