NEW AT TRINITY?
In 2016, the School of Nursing unveiled a revised curriculum
that will include courses from the biological and behavioral sciences
incorporated into a nursing-focused curriculum. We are very excited
about offering this revised curriculum. This means that students will no
longer be required to complete eight college courses prior to admission
to Trinity School of Nursing. Students will still have the option to
complete Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, General Psychology,
Sociology, and Human Growth and Development courses at the college of
their choice prior to admission and transfer credit to Trinity School of
School of Nursing will be relocating to the Eastern Gateway Community
College campus in Steubenville. The School of Nursing will be leasing
space on the college campus. The two schools will remain separate, but
will benefit from shared resources and collaboration. The move to the
new location is planned for December 2017.
1. What type
of program is Trinity Health System School of Nursing?
is a 2 year hospital based Diploma School for Registered Nursing.
2. What is the difference between a “Diploma School
of Nursing” and an Associate or baccalaureate program?
Answer: A Diploma School of Nursing offers a strong clinical
component to Nursing Education. Trinity offers increased clinical/patient
contact hours in comparison with an Associates/Baccalaureate program. Graduates
from all three types of programs must pass the same licensure exam
(NCLEX-RN) to earn the title of Registered Nurse (R.N.). When
choosing which School is right for you, investigate the NCLEX-RN
pass rate for the CAMPUS not College/University as a whole that you
are interested in attending. Most hospital employers offer
some type of tuition reimbursement for nurses desiring to finish
his or her Bachelors or Masters Degree at little or no cost to the
R.N. An Associates Degree is not necessary for a diploma graduate
to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing.
3. What does
ACEN Accreditation mean?
Answer: Trinity is accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This
accrediting organization was formerly known as the National League for
Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The accreditation process represents
quality in education ensuring high levels of opportunity for student
learning and student achievement. Choosing a program which
has achieved this prestigious accreditation status should be a
consideration for prospective applicants.
4. Do I meet Trinity’s
specific preadmission requirements can be found under the Admission tab of this Website.
5. When can I take the
Kaplan Nursing Admission Exam if I am required
to meet that particular preadmission requirement?
Kaplan Nursing Admission Exam is offered at the School of Nursing on the
third Wednesday of each month from 9:00 - 1:00 beginning in November and
ending in June. Before an applicant can receive authorization to
schedule an Admission Exam testing date, a completed Application for
Admission, application fee if applicable, and all required transcripts
(High School and all Colleges) must be on file at the School.
6. What are the
pre-admission course requirements for Trinity School of Nursing?
Answer: As outlined in the Admission Section of this Website,
each applicant must satisfactorily complete high school level
Algebra I and Chemistry I (or college course equivalents) prior to
entering the program.
7. Can I take the
non-nursing courses at another college prior to enrolling in Trinity
School of Nursing?
Answer: Yes. There are
five non-nursing college courses that are offered as part of the
curriculum (Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, General Psychology,
Sociology, and Human Growth and Development), Although these courses are
not pre-admission requirements, students have the option to complete
these courses at the college of their choice prior to entrance in the
program. Students can then request transfer of credit for these courses.
This allows the student to just concentrate on nursing courses while
enrolled in Trinity School of Nursing.
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM
8. How can I be accepted into Trinity School of Nursing?
accepted applicants must meet all of the required preadmission requirements
outlined on this Website.
9. When will I know if I have been accepted into Trinity School
application for admission is reviewed following
receipt of all required transcripts/testing scores.
An applicant's file will not be reviewed until all transcripts/test
scores have been received.
will I enter the program if I am accepted?
begins a new class once a year every Fall Semester (August).
happens after I receive my acceptance letter?
accepted applicants have 30 days to submit a non-refundable Registration
Fee of $200.00. This amount will be credited to the first
semester’s tuition statement providing the applicant enters the
program. Trinity will hold preadmission information sessions with groups
of accepted applicants in order to share pertinent information and
answer any applicant questions. Preadmission packets are mailed to
all accepted applicants in June of each year. Mandatory New
Student Orientation is scheduled approximately 2 - 3 weeks prior to each Fall Semester’s
12. Can I work
while attending Trinity?
Answer: Many students work while attending Trinity. Trinity
is a very rigorous program. If the need to work exists, working
part-time with a flexible schedule is
13. Can I attend Trinity School of Nursing on a part-time
basis? Are evening classes available?
Answer: No. Trinity
School of Nursing does not offer evening classes.
Trinity nursing courses are consecutive in sequence and are only
offered once per year.
14. Is Financial Aid Available through Trinity School of Nursing?
Answer: Yes, Trinity is a U.S. Department of Education participant
in the Pell Grant and Direct Loan Title IV programs. All federal/state
financial aid recipients must complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) including Trinity’s School Code: 006507. Refer
to the Tuition and Fees Section of this Website for additional
financial aid information.
15. How much will I pay to attend Trinity School of Nursing?
Tuition and Fees schedule can be found under the Tuition and Fees
tab of this Website.
16. Will I be able to find a job as a R.N. upon graduation from
Trinity School of Nursing?
Answer: In the state of Ohio, a graduate nurse must pass the
state licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) prior to working as a R.N. Statistics
for recent years indicate that 94 - 100% of Trinity's graduates were
employed within one year of graduation. More details can be found in
Program Outcomes section of this website.
17. What does the NCLEX-RN “Pass-Rate” mean?
Answer: The NCLEX-RN Pass-Rate indicates the percentage of
graduates that successfully pass the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt in
each calendar year. When considering a nursing program, prospective students
should review the pass rates for the schools that they wish to attend. When
considering a school with multiple campuses, be sure to know the
pass-rate for the graduates of the campus you are considering attending.
In recent years, Trinity's NCLEX-RN pass rate has been 90% - 100%.
Trinity's pass rates have consistently exceeded both the National and
State rates for more than twenty years. Recent pass rates are available in the Program
Outcomes section of our website.
WHAT ARE OUR
GRADUATES SAYING ABOUT TRINITY SCHOOL OF NURSING
This was a great
program. I've learned to appreciate the knowledge I have gained in the
24 months I have been in this program. When I work beside a nurse who
hasn't had this experience I'm sure glad I chose Trinity School of
I love the
experiences we get and the clinical time/preceptorship. I don't know
what we would do without it. Our School really promotes professional
ethics, values, accountability and everything else that goes along with
good, holistic care!
The strength of
this program is how the material being taught builds each semester. The
process allows the student to build on previous knowledge and be able to
apply this knowledge. By having a process like this, I feel that by the
end of this program, I am very well prepared to take this knowledge and
be a competent nurse.
program the staff is always there to provide you with feedback, answer
your questions and develop plans to make you the best. You feel close to
them, and not just like another person in a 200 person class.
I appreciate the
staff's "open door" policy. If I ever had any issues they were always
there to talk about them with me.
The faculty has been incredibly helpful
throughout these past 24 months. I don't think I could ever give enough
thanks for how much they've done.
It is evident that
the faculty care and work endlessly towards helping us succeed. I have
loved everything about Trinity SON - the curriculum, my classmates, etc.
It's the perfect fit for me.
The program has
taught me how to be the best nurse I can be, not just how to pass tests.
Coming out of the
program I feel very prepared to go into the workforce. The instructors
never make you feel like you're alone and are always there to answer
questions or just for moral support.
amazing. They are always there to help you succeed.
The program really
pushes you to do your best and really prepares you for the NCLEX and
your future career in the health care profession. Having clinical
experience within the first few weeks of starting the program and the
entire two years is a great benefit of the program.
I have recommended
this school to anyone who is even slightly interested in Nursing. I love
I am 4 weeks into
my orientation on my unit at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. I was
thrilled to discover early in orientation that Trinity had more than
prepared me to enter the RN workforce. The foundation I was given
allowed me to sail through - and pass - more easily than even some of my
BSN peers. Since I've been on the unit, I have been told many times that
the nurses are "impressed" with my knowledge base. I am steps ahead of
many of the new RNs from other schools. I can not thank you enough for
the effort you put into preparing me for my life as an RN.
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