FAQs

Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have additional questions regarding Trinity School of Nursing. Through the years we have heard and answered many questions and have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions and answers. Take a look and if we don’t have an answer listed for your question, be sure to contact us.

FAQ

Program

Program Type

What type of program is Trinity Health System School of Nursing?

Trinity is a 2 year hospital based Diploma School for Registered Nursing.

What is the difference between a “Diploma School of Nursing” and an Associate or baccalaureate program?

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.

What does ACEN Accreditation mean?

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.

PreAdmission

PreAdmission Information

Do I meet Trinity’s preadmission requirements?

The specific preadmission requirements can be found under the Admission tab of this Website.

How do I register for the TEAS test?

The TEAS test can be scheduled by calling Dawn Gombar at Eastern Gateway Community College at 740-264-5591 ext. 1771. The TEAS is offered Monday through Friday at 8:30 am. More information regarding the TEAS test can be found under the Admission tab of this website.

What are the preadmission course requirements for Trinity School of Nursing?

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.

Can I take the non-nursing courses at another college prior to enrolling in Trinity School of Nursing?

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

Acceptance Into The Program

How can I be accepted into Trinity School of Nursing?

All accepted applicants must meet all of the required preadmission requirements outlined on this website. Applicants that BEST meet the preadmission requirements will be offered admission to the school first. If you are not offered admission after the initial review of the file, the file will continue to be reviewed for admission consideration until a class has been filled.

When will I know if I have been accepted into Trinity School of Nursing?

Applications for admission are 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.

When will I enter the program if I am accepted?

Trinity begins a new class once a year every Fall Semester (August).

What happens after I receive my acceptance letter?

All 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. Additional forms and guidance will be included with the acceptance letter.  Trinity will hold  pre-enrollment sessions with groups of accepted applicants in order to share pertinent information and answer any applicant questions.  Pre-enrollment 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 start date.

Can I work while attending Trinity?

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 recommended.

Can I attend Trinity School of Nursing on a part-time basis? Are evening classes available?

Students are classified as part-time if they are taking less than 12 credit hours in a semester/session. This occurs during the summer sessions and during semesters in which students have transferred in credit for the corresponding college course that is offered that semester. However, being classified as part-time does not lessen nor extend the length of the program. It will take students 2 years to complete the program regardless of whether they are full-time or part-time.

Trinity nursing courses are consecutive in sequence and are only offered once per year. Trinity School of Nursing docs not currently offer evening classes.

Costs

Costs/Financial Aid

Is Financial Aid Available through Trinity School of Nursing?

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.

How much will I pay to attend Trinity School of Nursing?

The Tuition and Fees schedule can be found under the Tuition and Fees tab of this Website.

Licensure

Licensure Information

What does the NCLEX-RN “Pass Rate” mean?

In 2017 and 2018 Trinity’s NCLEX-RN pass rate was 100%. 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.

Will I be able to find a job as a R.N. upon graduation from Trinity School of Nursing?

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.

                 

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 Nursing

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.

Throughout the 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 to 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.

Faculty is 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 this program.

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 cannot thank you enough for the effort you put into preparing me for my life as an RN.

The information contained in this site is considered to be descriptive in nature.

It does not constitute an irrevocable contract between the student and the school. The school reserves the right to change without notice statements contained in this site concerning rules, policies, tuition and fees, curricula, courses or other administrative or educational policies.

You may contact the school at (740) 266-1230 for the most up-to-date information or email the school at jduska@trinityhealth.com

Important information about normal time to complete the program, total cost, median debt of students who completed the program, and licensure information, can be found at

https://trinityson.com/admission/gainful-employment-information/