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About Trinity School of Nursing

Our Mission

The purpose of the Trinity Health System School of Nursing is to prepare a beginning professional nurse. The program assists individuals to achieve curriculum outcomes and demonstrate professional competencies necessary to practice in a variety of health care settings and incorporates the core values of Trinity Health System.

Our Vision

To assist students to achieve educational outcomes which prepare them to meet the holistic health care needs of individuals, families, and communities throughout the life span.

Our Values


  • Care with listening, empathy and love.
  • Accompany and comfort those in need of healing.


  • Serve with fullest passion, creativity and stewardship.
  • Exceed expectations of others and ourselves.


  • Celebrate each person’s gifts and voice.
  • Respect the dignity of all.


  • Commit to the power of working together.
  • Build and nurture meaningful relationships.


  • Inspire trust through honesty.
  • Demonstrate courage in the face of inequity.

More about us...

Trinity School of Nursing has a rich history and a bright future!   Whether you’re an alumnus of the school, a current student,  or a potential applicant, you’ll find more details about our traditions and approach here on our website.


The philosophy of the Trinity Health System School of Nursing is reflective of faculty beliefs and is in accord with the mission of the Trinity Health System. The School of Nursing fulfills its responsibility to society by preparing a professional nurse who practices safely and ethically within the hospital or other health care settings


Nursing, as an applied art and science, is based on a specialized body of knowledge including the natural and behavioral sciences. As a dynamic, multi-dimensional health profession, nursing utilizes judgment and skill in providing service to individuals, families and society. The practice of nursing is guided by current legal, ethical and professional standards.

The goal of nursing is to assist individuals and families in achieving their optimum level of health. Nursing utilizes the principles of natural and behavioral sciences as a foundation for practice. Effective communication and application of the nursing process are utilized to provide comprehensive nursing care. To enhance delivery of care, nursing adapts health teaching to meet the needs of individuals and families, collaborates with members of the health team, fosters support systems, promotes community resources, and maintains current legal and ethical standards in all aspects of nursing care.

The individual is a unique, complex being comprised of biological, psychological, spiritual, and social entities, whose relationship with the environment is continuous and interactive. The individual’s environment is comprised of internal and external components. The internal environment includes the interacting biological, spiritual, and psychological entities. The external environment consists of society as it interacts with the individual’s social entities. Society is comprised of individuals, families and communities sharing common goals. Society possesses structure, values and beliefs which influence individual behavior. Society adapts as knowledge, resources and technology change.


Health is a dynamic state of optimal wellness, influenced by the individual’s environment. Health exists in the presence and absence of illness. Each individual has the potential to achieve an optimal level of health and the right to make decisions about health care.


Education is a life-long, dynamic, participative process through which the learner’s potential is actualized. Education provides a means by which individuals expand knowledge and accomplish goals. The educational process prepares the learner to assume increasing responsibility and self-direction for continued personal and professional growth.


Learning is the process of acquiring knowledge and skills, is evidenced by changes in behavior, and progresses from simple to complex. Learning occurs best in an open, stimulating environment where the learner and the educator are mutually responsible for the learning process.

The School fulfills its responsibility to the student by providing an educational environment that facilitates the learning process. The faculty guides the learning process and provides an environment that encourages critical thinking and systematic inquiry. The student assumes responsibility for active participation in the learning process.

The faculty is responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating the student’s learning experiences according to the mission/vision/values and quality principles/objectives of the program. The administration, faculty and staff endeavor to provide competent role models and student services to meet the needs of the student.

Unifying Concepts of Learning

  1. Communication
  2. Health team
  3. Community resources
  4. Nursing process
  5. Scientific base for nursing practice
  6. Patient/client and family
  7. Health teaching
  8. Legal and ethical standards of nursing practice

Curriculum Outcomes

The student will:

  • Combine all modes of communication in relationships with patients, clients, families and others.
  • Plan with the health team to meet the comprehensive needs of patients, clients and families.
  • Formulate appropriate community referrals for patients, clients, and families.
  • Develop the nursing process to meet the comprehensive needs of patients, clients, and families.
  • Design application of natural and behavioral science principles as the foundation of nursing practice.
  • Assemble support systems of patients, clients, and families.
  • Design health teaching to promote quality health care.
  • Infer current legal and ethical standards in all aspects of nursing practice.

Contact Admissions

All inquiries or correspondence for admission should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at the School of Nursing between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Phone: 740-266-1230 
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 740-266-2710