Admission

Statement

Admission Statement

Guided by the mission statement of the Trinity Health System School of Nursing, the Faculty Organization selects applicants for admission to the School who best meet the Specific Preadmission Educational Requirements.

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Policies

Admission Policies

Applicants are admitted to the school on a rolling basis until the class has been filled.

Only one class is admitted annually.

Nondiscrimination

Nondiscrimination Policy

Nondiscrimination Policy

The School of Nursing strives to maintain an environment in which all are treated with courtesy, respect, and dignity.  The School of Nursing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, ancestry, or disability in the admission of students, employment of individuals, or in activities conducted by the School in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The School will not tolerate conduct by any person, which constitutes sexual harassment, including sexual violence of any student/employee. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Melissa Hassan MSN, RN, Dean of Trinity School of Nursing
4000 Sunset Blvd.
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
740-266-1221
mhassan@trinityhealth.com

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), Trinity Health System School of Nursing will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. All applicants to the School must be able to complete the Essential Functions and Abilities of a Nursing Student with or without reasonable accommodations. For a more detailed description of this Act/Policy on Students with Disabilities, contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Inquiries concerning Title IX may be referred to Amber Marino MSN, RN, Instructor, Trinity School of Nursing, Office 2631-I, 4000 Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, Ohio 43952, 740-266-1226, or abouyoucas@trinityhealth or to the:

Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
600 Superior Avenue East
Suite 750
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-2611

Contact

Admissions Contact

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.

The telephone number is 740-266-1230.

The E-mail address is jduska@trinityhealth.com.

The fax number is 740-266-2710.





Requirements

Preadmission Educational Requirements

Educational Requirement

Preadmission Requirements for Classes Entering in Fall 2021 and Beyond

  1. Graduation from High School or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Certificate, or equivalent*

*Trinity School of Nursing will consider the following appropriate documentation of high school graduation or equivalency:

  • Official high school transcript. Must have graduation date and school seal or notary stamp. OR
  • Official GED certificate or transcript sent directly from the Department of
    Education of the state in which the test was taken. OR
  • An academic transcript of a student who has successfully completed an Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited institution.
  1. GPA Requirement

All accepted applicants must meet the GPA (grade point average) requirement in one of the following ways:

  • Most recent cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above (at the time of acceptance) OR
  • Successful completion of college level Anatomy/Physiology or Microbiology with a B or above
  1. Preadmission Course Requirement

All accepted applicants must achieve:

  • Algebra I in high school (1 credit) with a C or above (or college course equivalent)
  • Chemistry I in high school (1 credit) with a C or above (or college course equivalent)

4. TEAS Test

All accepted applicants must meet the minimum required score on the TEAS Test

  • Preferred score – 65%
  • Minimum score – 62%

5. ACT/SAT Recommended

For applicants that graduated from high school within the past 2 years

  • An American College Test (ACT) score with a composite score of 21 or above OR
  • A Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score with a combined score 1070 or above (EBRW + Math)

If Trinity School of Nursing or the Department of Education has reason to believe that the high school diploma is not valid or was not obtained from an entity approved to provide secondary education, the Coordinator of Student Affairs in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at Trinity School of Nursing will evaluate the validity of a student’s high school completion. To confirm the validity of the high school transcript, the Coordinator of Student Affairs will verify that the official high school transcript was received directly from the high school or the approved third party transcript servicer utilized by the high school. If the transcript was hand delivered, it must be received in a sealed, unopened envelope from the school. The transcript must also contain a graduation date and school seal or notary stamp. If the Trinity School of Nursing has reason to believe that the school is not an entity approved to provide secondary education, the Coordinator of Student Affairs will confirm with the relevant department or agency in the state in which the secondary school is located that the secondary school is recognized as a provider of secondary school education. Alternatively, the school can be searched for in the list of public and private institutions on the U.S. Department of Education website.

Although students can enter the program directly from high school, due to the intensity of this very demanding program, it is recommended that only the exceptional high school student enter our program directly after high school. Average high school students would benefit from attending a year at a community college in order to refine their study skills and test taking abilities, acclimate to the college environment, and complete all of the college courses that are part of our curriculum.

Application

Application Process

1. Submit completed Application for Admission

2. Submit $25.00 application fee (refundable only in accordance with Cancellation and Settlement Policy).

3. Submit official high school transcript or, if applicable, a GED certificate.

4. Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended (unofficial transcripts may be accepted with official transcripts to follow).

5. Register to take the TEAS test.

6. After application, application fee, high school transcript, college transcripts, and TEAS test scores have been received, the admission file will be reviewed. Admission file will not be reviewed until all admission materials have been received.

7. Applicants who BEST meet the preadmission requirements will be offered admission to the school first. If 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.

Nursing Student

The School of Nursing reserves the right to schedule personal interviews with eligible applicants or request references (a relative may not give a reference).

All documents become the permanent property of the School. If an applicant does not enter the program in the year for which they are applying for admission, the submitted documents will be retained for one year. After one year, the documents will be destroyed, unless the applicant requests that the file be kept for admission consideration in a subsequent year.

The School reserves the right to modify these requirements to determine eligibility as prescribed by the Faculty.

TEAS

Test of Essential Academic Skills

All prospective students must take the ATI TEAS exam as part of the application process. The score received on the TEAS will be used along with the other preadmission requirements to evaluate a student for acceptance to the school.

What is the TEAS test?

The ATI TEAS exam is designed to assess a student’s preparedness to enter a nursing program.  This multiple-choice exam contains 170 test items designed to test basic academic skills in the areas of reading, math, science, and English and language usage.

How much does the TEAS test cost?

There will be no cost to the student for the TEAS test that will be given during the Spring of 2021.

How do I register for the TEAS test?

The test can be scheduled by emailing testing@egcc.edu .The student will receive a form in response to the email. After submitting the form, a staff member from the EGCC Testing Center will get in contact with the student to schedule the test and give additional details. When completing the form, the student should indicate that they are taking the test for Trinity School of Nursing.

 

How long does the test take and when should I arrive?

The test will take approximately 3.5 hours. Most test takers will take the test online from their home. There will be limited availability to take the test in person onsite at EGCC.

What should I bring to the test?

You will be given additional information regarding what you should bring to the test when you schedule the test.

What if I already have taken the TEAS test?

Trinity School of Nursing will accept a TEAS test that has been completed within the last 2 years.

How should I prepare for the TEAS test?

We highly recommend that you review and prepare prior to taking the TEAS test. The ATI TEAS Study Manual (Sixth edition) is available for purchase at the ATI online store (https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/pre-program/TEAS/study-guide.aspx).

The ATI TEAS Prep Plus: 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Kaplan Test Prep) is available at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1506234569?pf_rd_r=RKPPVPEFKN6G4AE0BFN4&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee .

What is a passing score?

All accepted applicants must meet the minimum required score on the TEAS Test

  • Preferred score – 65%
  • Minimum score – 62%

How will I get my score?

TEAS scores will be available to students immediately following the exam. Test scores should also be available online at www.atitesting.com after completing the exam. You must log in to the ATI website to obtain your test scores. If you cannot remember your username/password or if you do not see your test scores, you must contact ATI at the phone number listed on their web site.

I didn't do well on the test. Can I take it again?

If you take the test once and feel you could improve your score, you may retake the test again one time during the admission cycle. You can only take the test 2 times in any given admission cycle. You must wait at least 30 days before you can take the test a second time.

If the desired score is not achieved, it is recommended that students utilize the ATI TEAS Focused Review that is available through your account.  The Focused Review will highlight areas for improvement and provide feedback to increase scores for future attempts.

What if I have additional questions?

Please contact Trinity School of Nursing Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 740-266-1230 or 740-266-1231 with any additional questions.

Form

Application Form

Enrollment

Enrollment Procedure

1. Accepted applicants will receive an acceptance letter in the mail. Additional forms and guidance will be included with the acceptance letter. Admission decisions are not made until all application materials are received and evaluated (application, official high school transcript, official college transcripts (if applicable), standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, TEAS).

2. Submit signed Enrollment Agreement and $100 Registration Fee.

3. Submit updated transcripts, if applicable.

  • If applicant was a High School senior at the time application to the School of Nursing was filed, a final official transcript must be submitted after graduation
  • If applicant attended a post-secondary school completing coursework after application to the School of Nursing was filed, official transcripts of all completed course work must be submitted

4. Submit Essential Functions and Abilities of a Nursing Student Form.

5. Submit Transfer of Credit Request – If a student would like to request transfer of credit for any previously completed course work, a Transfer of Credit Request Form should be submitted as soon as possible after acceptance. See Course Equivalency Chart.

6. Attend Pre-enrollment session – Pre-enrollment sessions will be held with groups of accepted applicants in order to share pertinent information and answer any applicant questions. Sessions are held monthly.

7. Final enrollment requirements:

  • Health History and Physical Exam – forms and requirements will be sent out in June
  • Immunizations – forms and requirements will be sent out in June
  • Background Screening – Fingerprinting and FBI/BCI background checks are required. A satisfactory background check is required for entrance into the program. If a student has an unsatisfactory background check, they will not be permitted to enter the program. Students will receive more information regarding the background check with the acceptance letter.
  • Urine Drug Screen – Negative urine drug screen is required for entrance into the program. If a student has a positive drug screen, they will not be permitted to enter the program (see Preadmission Drug Screening Policy). Drug screen must be completed at Trinity WorkCare. Additional information regarding the urine drug screen will be sent out in June.
  • Current CPR Certification – BLS (Basic Life Support – American Heart Association) or CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers  (Red Cross)

8. Determining and Documenting a Student’s Location/Residence – Trinity School of Nursing will determine a student’s residence/location by the address that the student documents on their admission application at the time of initial enrollment, unless that address is updated on the Enrollment Agreement post-acceptance. Once enrolled in the program, students must submit changes of location/residence to the school office via the Change Form. If a student is enrolled in an EGCC course, EGCC will determine their location/residence according to their policy.

Computer/internet/printing capabilities are required to achieve the End of Program Student Learning Outcomes of the program. 

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Fee

Registration Fee

A registration fee of $100 is to be paid within 30 calendar days of notification of acceptance for admission/readmission. This is refundable only in accordance with the Cancellation and Settlement Policy.

Readmission Fee

Background

Background Check Policy

Background Check

1. All students accepted to Trinity Health System School of Nursing must submit fingerprints for an FBI (federal) and BCI (civilian) criminal records check completed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I).

2. Accepted applicants must complete the electronic fingerprinting background checks within one month of receipt of acceptance letter.

3. The applicant must arrange a time to go to a WebCheck location in Ohio that will electronically fingerprint the applicant, and submit the applicant’s fingerprints electronically to BCI&I.

4. A complete list of WebCheck locations in Jefferson County is available below.

Location Hours Price
Jefferson County Sheriff’s
Office (BCI & FBI)
16001
St. Rt. 7
Steubenville OH 43952
(740) 283-8600

Monday – Friday

8:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Both – $70
Jefferson Investigators & Security Inc (BCI&FBI)

1439 Sunset Blvd.
Steubenville OH 43952
(740) 283-3681

Tues., Wed., & Thurs.

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

BCI – $30

FBI – $32

Steubenville Board of Education
(BCI & FBI)
1400 West Adams
Steubenville OH 43952
(740) 283-3767×5

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm

Both – $90
Steubenville License Bureau (BCI
& FBI)
4244 Sunset
Boulevard
Steubenville OH 43952
(740) 264-7228

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

8:00am – 12:00pm

 

 

BCI – $32

FBI – $34

Both – $61

Since locations, hours, and prices may change, applicants are encouraged to call the agency directly, or verify information at the following website:

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Business/Services-for-Business/WebCheck/Webcheck-Community-Listing.aspx

5. The applicant must request that both FBI and BCI background checks be done.

6. The applicant should identify Trinity Health System School of Nursing as the agency to receive the results  (see address below). The school MUST receive the results directly from the BCI&I to be valid.

Trinity Health System School of Nursing
4000 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 2623

Steubenville, Ohio  43952

7. Results may take several weeks to arrive. If results have not been received by the time the program begins in August (or January for LPN to RN Advanced Placement applicants), applicant may be prevented from entering the program. No student will be permitted to begin clinical experiences until both BCI and FBI background checks have been received and evaluated.

8. When FBI and BCI results have been received, they will be evaluated by the Dean of the School of Nursing, and compared to the list of disqualifying offenses specified within Trinity Health System’s Criminal Background Check Policy (HR. GEN 36).

9. If the background check is clear, the applicant will not receive any confirmation of such, but will be enrolled in the program, pending completion of all other pre-admission and pre-enrollment requirements.

10. If a disqualifying offense is revealed within the background check, the applicant will not be allowed to enter the program. The applicant will receive a letter in the mail stating that they are unable to enroll in Trinity School of Nursing due to the results of their background check.

11. If the student has already been allowed to start the program (due to an unavoidable delay in receipt of the results), the student will not be allowed to continue in the program and will be dismissed.  The student will receive a letter stating that they have been dismissed from the program due to the results of their background check.  

A copy of the disqualifying offenses is available in the Admissions and Financial Aid Office upon request.  

Philosophy

Trinity Health System School of Nursing is committed to maintaining a safe environment that promotes the welfare of students, patients, employees, and the community. We believe that those that are providing direct care to vulnerable populations should be free of convictions of, or guilty pleas to, several specified disqualifying offenses. The offenses specified are those that are disqualifying offenses to employment according to Trinity Health System’s Criminal Background Check Policy (HR. GEN. 36).

Purpose

To provide guidelines for preadmission background checks for all accepted applicants. To assure the safety and well-being of patients, students, faculty, and staff in the academic and clinical environments.

Screening

Drug Screening Policy

Drug Screening

Purpose

To provide guidelines for preadmission drug screening for all accepted applicants. To assure the safety and well-being of patients, students, faculty and staff in the academic and clinical environments.

Philosophy

Trinity Health System School of Nursing is committed to maintaining a healthy and substance abuse free environment that promotes the welfare of students, patients, employees and the community. We believe the use of illegal drugs causes harmful physical, mental and psychosocial effects, and may render an individual unable to perform the essential functions of a student nurse in a safe and competent manner.

Outcome

Drug Screening Outcome

Accepted applicants with a positive result that has been verified by a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified referral lab and verified by the MRO will be contacted by the MRO. The candidate may provide evidence of a valid prescription for the presence of the substance in his/her system to the MRO. The MRO is an expert in substance abuse; the School of Nursing will recognize the validity of the MRO’s findings.

The School reserves the right to modify these requirements to determine eligibility as prescribed by the Faculty.

1. When a drug screen reveals a negative result, the enrollment procedure will proceed.

2. In any case where a drug screen result is positive and no authorized prescription is produced to validate the presence of the drug in the individual’s system, enrollment will be denied. A certified letter will be sent to the applicant indicating the presence of a controlled substance in the urine specimen and the denial of enrollment into the program.

3. Applicants denied enrollment to the School of Nursing due to a positive drug screen may reapply for the next academic year.

Placement

LPN to RN Advanced Placement

Nurse Student

Trinity Health System School of Nursing offers a unique and dynamic LPN-to-RN articulation track. The accepted LPN student must successfully complete a 6 week non-credit Transition Course in October-November prior to entering the program in the Spring Semester. The LPN student will graduate after successfully completing five semesters/sessions after entrance.

Requirements

LPN to RN Preadmission Educational Requirements

LPN to RN

Preadmission Requirements for Classes Entering in Spring  2022 and Beyond

  1. Graduation from High School or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) certificate, or equivalent.*

*  Trinity School of Nursing will consider the following appropriate documentation of high school graduation or equivalency:

  • Official high school transcript. Must have graduation date and school seal or notary stamp. OR
  • Official GED certificate or transcript sent directly from the Department of Education of the state in which the test was taken. OR
  • An academic transcript of a student who has successfully completed an Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited institution.
  1. Graduation from an approved LPN program.
  2. Completion of each practical nursing course with a C or above
  3. Current active LPN license without restriction or limitation (at the time of acceptance)
  4. Chemistry I in high school (1 credit) with a C or above (or college course equivalent)
  5. Anatomy and Physiology with a C or above (college or LPN program)
  6. TEAS Test score of 62% or above within last 2 years (preferred score 65%)
  7. Successful completion of Transition Course.

If Trinity School of Nursing or the Department of Education has reason to believe that the high school diploma is not valid or was not obtained from an entity approved to provide secondary education, the Coordinator of Student Affairs in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at Trinity School of Nursing will evaluate the validity of a student’s high school completion. To confirm the validity of the high school transcript, the Coordinator of Student Affairs will verify that the official high school transcript was received directly from the high school or the approved third party transcript servicer utilized by the high school. If the transcript was hand delivered, it must be received in a sealed, unopened envelope from the school. The transcript must also contain a graduation date and school seal or notary stamp. If the Trinity School of Nursing has reason to believe that the school is not an entity approved to provide secondary education, the Coordinator of Student Affairs will confirm with the relevant department or agency in the state in which the secondary school is located that the secondary school is recognized as a provider of secondary school education. Alternatively, the school can be searched for in the list of public and private institutions on the U.S. Department of Education website.

Trinity School of Nursing will grant credit to the LPN student for:

  • N200 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Credit may be granted for the following courses if coursework has been successfully completed with a C or above and is comparable in content/practicum as those offered by Trinity School of Nursing. If credit is not granted, these courses must be taken as part of the curriculum:

  • BIO 203 Microbiology
  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 205 Human Growth and Development
  • SOC 101 Sociology

In addition to the successful completion of the Transition Course (and above non-nursing courses, if applicable), the student must successfully complete the following coursework to be a candidate for graduation:

  • N201 Nursing Care of the Adult I
  • N202 Nursing Care of the Adult II
  • N203 Maternal-Child Nursing
  • N204 Nursing Care of the Patient in Crisis
  • N205 Transition to Professional Practice

The School establishes the same graduation requirements for basic and articulation students.

Process

LPN to RN Application Process

Student

1. Submit completed application form.

2. Submit $25.00 application fee (refundable only in accordance with Cancellation and Settlement Policy).

3. Submit official high school transcript or, if applicable, a GED certificate.

4. Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended (unofficial transcripts may be accepted with official transcripts to follow).

5. Register to take the TEAS test.

6. After application, application fee, high school transcript, college transcripts and TEAS scores have been received, the admission file will be reviewed. Admission file will not be reviewed until all admission materials have been received.

7. Applicants that BEST meet the preadmission requirements will be offered admission to the Transition Course.

Enrollment

LPN to RN Enrollment Procedure

Students

1. Applicants are notified of their acceptance into the program by mail. Admission decisions are not made until all application materials are received and evaluated (application, official high school transcript, official college transcripts, TEAS test score)

2. Submit signed Enrollment Agreement and $100 Registration Fee.

3.  Submit updated official transcripts, if applicable (if coursework was completed after application for admission was filed).

4. Submit Essential Functions and Abilities of a Nursing Student Form.

5. Submit Transfer of Credit Request Form – If a student would like to request transfer of  credit for any previously completed course work, a Transfer of Credit Request Form should be submitted as soon as possible after acceptance. See Course Equivalency Chart.

6. Attend Pre-enrollment session (depends on timing of acceptance) Pre- enrollment sessions will be held with groups of accepted applicants in order to share pertinent information and answer any applicant questions. Sessions are held monthly February through July.

7. Final enrollment requirements will be sent to accepted students

  • Required Health Work – due December 1
  • Health History and Physical Exam
  • Immunizations
  • Background Screening – Fingerprinting and FBI/BCI background checks are required. A satisfactory background check is required for entrance into the program. If a student has an unsatisfactory background check, they will not be permitted to enter the program. Students will receive more information regarding the background check with the acceptance letter.
  • Urine Drug Screen – Negative urine drug screen is required for entrance into the program. Drug screen must be completed at Trinity WorkCare. If student has a positive drug screen, they will not be permitted to enter the program in January (see Preadmission Drug Screening Policy).
  • Current CPR Certification – BLS (Basic Life Support – American Heart Association) or CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers  (Red Cross)

8. Complete Transition Course – $400 plus textbook

9. Determining and Documenting a Student’s Location/Residence – Trinity School of Nursing will determine a student’s residence/location by the address that the student documents on their admission application at the time of initial enrollment, unless that address is updated on the Enrollment Agreement post-acceptance. Once enrolled in the program, students must submit changes of location/residence to the school office via the Change Form. If a student is enrolled in an EGCC course, EGCC will determine their location/residence according to their policy.

Computer/internet/printing capabilities are required to achieve the End of Program Student Learning Outcomes of the program.

Policy

Readmission Policy

A readmitted student is defined as an individual who was previously enrolled in the program and has withdrawn from the program either voluntarily or involuntarily. The readmitted student must meet the curriculum requirements effective at the time of readmission. All requests for readmission are referred to the Faculty Organization for review/consideration. A final decision is based on individual evaluation and availability of space. The Faculty will review the previous Academic File including but not limited to: reasons for leaving, length of time since leaving, past performances in theory, clinical, and standardized testing, number of times placed on academic/clinical probation, number of times Comprehensive Final Exams were repeated, Code of Conduct Violations, and/or attendance while in the program. The Faculty may stipulate specific individualized requirements that must be met prior to readmission. Any readmission applicant who withdrew from the program due to academic and/or clinical failure, if reaccepted, will re-enter the program at the beginning regardless of the point at which he or she withdrew. When repeating any course within the curriculum, the grade earned during the re-take of the course is the grade used to determine progression and calculation of GPA.

There is no guarantee of readmission. A student may be readmitted to the program only once, and therefore, must complete the program in its entirety as planned, once readmitted.

Service members and reservists will be readmitted to the program if they are temporarily unable to attend class or have to suspend their studies due to service requirements, provided that satisfactory academic progress is being made by the service members and reservists prior to suspending their studies. In this situation, the student would be readmitted to the beginning of the course from which they withdrew.

Process

Readmission Process

1. Submit a completed Application for Admission.

2. Submit $25.00 application fee (refundable only in accordance with Cancellation and Settlement Policy).

3. Submit transcripts of any/all courses taken between enrollments.

4. Submit Transfer of Credit Request form if requesting credit for courses completed since last admission.

5. Personal interview is optional.

Readmission Process

Transfer

Transfer of Credit Non-Nursing Courses

Request for transfer of credit for non-nursing courses must be made to the Coordinator of Student Affairs using the Transfer of Credit Request Form that is mailed to the student at the time of acceptance. Trinity School of Nursing will not accept credit from an institution or source that is not accredited. Courses accepted for transfer of credit must be of comparable content/practicum as those courses offered within Trinity Health System School of Nursing. Course descriptions/outlines will be required and compared to Trinity course descriptions/outlines in order to determine course comparabilities, unless course comparability has previously been established.. Transferred coursework must have been successfully completed with a course grade of C or above, verified by transcripts. Calculation of credits is determined by course content/practicum comparability and granted according to the program’s Curriculum plan. Transfer credit hours will not be included in qualitative GPA calculations.

Credit

Transfer of Credit Nursing Courses

Applications from students who wish to transfer from an approved professional school of nursing will be considered on an individual basis. Acceptance of transfer students is dependent on completion of all admission requirements, demonstration of ability to attain the standards of achievement in our School, relevancy of course(s) and available space in the class.

Request for transfer of credit must be made to the Coordinator of Student Affairs using the Transfer of Credit Request Form accompanied by official transcripts and course descriptions/outlines. Trinity School of Nursing will not accept credit from an institution or source that is not accredited. Courses accepted for credit must be of comparable content/practicum as those offered by Trinity Health System School of Nursing. Course descriptions/outlines will be required and compared to Trinity course descriptions/outlines in order to determine course comparabilities, unless course comparability has previously been established. Transferred coursework must have been successfully completed within the past 5 years (final course grade of “C” or above). Calculation of credits is determined by course content/practicum comparability and granted according to the Program’s Curriculum Plan. Additionally, transfer students are required to successfully complete a 6 week non-credit Transition Course which is held in October – November prior to the Spring Semester start date each year. Transfer credit hours will not be included in qualitative GPA calculations.

Transition Course Fee: $400.00 plus textbook

The student requesting to transfer from an approved professional school of nursing must submit a letter of recommendation from the Director of the previous school. Trinity School of Nursing reserves the right to test any transfer applicant prior to admission. Once the required materials have been received, the Faculty Organization will review the applicant’s materials and determine final acceptance.

Military

Military Experience

For individuals with experience in the armed forces of the United States, or in the national guard or in a reserve component, upon request, the School will review the individual’s military education and skills training records. Request for transfer of credit must be made to the Coordinator of Student Affairs using the Transfer of Credit Request Form. Course descriptions/outlines will be required and compared to Trinity course descriptions/outlines in order to determine course comaparabilities, unless course comparability has previously been established. If the course work/skills training has been successfully completed and is comparable in content/practicum to courses offered within Trinity Health System School of Nursing, transfer credit will be awarded. Calculation of credits is determined by course content/practicum comparability and granted according to the program’s Curriculum plan. Transfer credit hours will not be included in qualitative GPA calculations.

Military

Abilities

Essential Functions and Abilities of a Nursing Student

Students accepted into this program will need the cognitive ability, emotional stability, and physical endurance to complete the program and practice professional nursing. When determining professional suitability for the practice of professional nursing, the nursing student must be able to do the following: exercise safe judgments based on assessment data, remain visibly calm in emergency situations, interact in a caring manner with others, follow directions, be flexible, and demonstrate honesty, integrity, commitment, cooperation, respect and accountability. The student must not pose a significant risk to the health and safety of himself or others.

The following are essential functions, abilities, and physical requirements for the nursing student:

Critical thinking ability sufficient to collect, analyze, integrate, and generalize information and knowledge to make clinical judgments and management decisions that promote positive patient outcomes. Ability to identify cause/effect relationships and clinical situations, develop nursing care plans, and apply mathematical skills for calculating safe drug dosages

Communications skills sufficient to speak, comprehend and write (print and cursive) in English at a level that meets the need for accurate, clear effective communication. Ability to explain procedures, initiate health teaching, document and interpret nursing actions and patient/client responses, and complete assignments and exams within specified time frames.

Gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe, effective nursing care. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, turn, reposition/ambulate patients, and manipulate small equipment and containers (i.e. syringes, vials, ampules, and medication packages to administer medications.

Visual ability sufficient to observe and assess patients and their environments. Ability to detect changes in physical appearance, color and contour, read medication labels, syringes, manometers, and written communication accurately.

Interpersonal ability sufficient to provide safe care to populations, as well as safety to self. Ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with patients, families, and health care team, maintain a positive relationship with instructors and peers, demonstrate self-control, and accept constructive criticism for professional development.

Physical abilities sufficient to perform required patient care activities in a safe and effective manner for the entire length of the clinical experience. Ability to move around in clinical environment, administer cardio-pulmonary procedures, and walk/stand, twist, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull for extended periods.

Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess patient health needs. Ability to hear faint body sounds, auditory alarms and normal speaking level sounds (i.e. blood pressure sounds, monitors, fire alarms, call bells, cries for help and person-to-person report).

Tactile ability sufficient to perform physical assessment. Ability to palpate (i.e. pulses, changes in skin temperature, and anatomical abnormalities). and provide therapeutic interventions needed for examinations and procedures.

This description of the essential abilities of the nursing student is meant to include the major areas of responsibility and is not intended to be limited to the above information.

Disability

Disclosure of a Disability

Disability Disclosure

After acceptance into the nursing program, a copy of the form “Essential Functions and Abilities of the Nursing Student” is mailed to each new student to review, sign, and return to the School within two weeks of receipt. This information is outlined in the School Catalog/Website/Student Handbook. Disclosure of a disability prior to the program start date will allow the student time for their individual evaluation and submission of the written documentation to the School.

For reasonable accommodations to be considered, it is first necessary for the student to submit to Jill Duska, Coordinator of Student Affairs (740-266-1230) the most recent evaluation of the disability from a licensed/certified psychologist (with experience in the disability identified) or if appropriate, a medical doctor. The specific disability and recommendations should be described in the documentation submitted. The “Essential Functions and Abilities of the Nursing Student” serve as a guide for the written recommended accommodations.

Students who disclose a disability and request accommodation after the educational program begins, may experience a delay in the progress of their program until all required documentation is submitted and processed.

Convictions

Ohio Board of Nursing List of Potentially Disqualifying Offenses

Drug Convictions

LIST OF POTENTIALLY DISQUALIFYING OFFENSES

Applicants for a license or certificate that have pled guilty to, been convicted of, or been found judicially guilty of any the following crimes may be disqualified from being licensed as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, dialysis technician intern, dialysis technician, certified community health worker, or medication aide. The following crimes are considered by the Board of Nursing (Board) to be directly related to the duties/responsibilities of the licensed occupations:

1. Any Offense of Violence as defined in 2901.01(A)(9), ORC.  A list of the crimes
currently included in this definition follows. Please review this definition as the Ohio
General Assembly may change it from time to time:

(a) 2903.01 Aggravated Murder, 2903.02 Murder, 2903.03 Voluntary Manslaughter, 2903.04
Involuntary Manslaughter, 2903.11 Felonious Assault, 2903.12 Aggravated Assault,
2903.13 Assault, 2903.15 Permitting Child Abuse, 2903.21 Aggravated Menacing,
2903.211 Menacing by Stalking, 2903.22 Menacing, 2905.01 Kidnapping, 2905.02
Abduction, 2905.11 Extortion, 2905.32 Trafficking in Persons, 2907.02 Rape, 2907.03
Sexual Battery, 2907.05 Gross Sexual Imposition, 2909.02 Aggravated Arson, 2909.03
Arson, 2909.24 Terrorism, 2911.01 Aggravated Robbery, 2911.02 Robbery, 2911.11
Aggravated Burglary, 2917.01 Inciting to Violence, 2917.02 Aggravated Riot, 2917.03
Riot, 2917.31 Inducing Panic, 2919.25 Domestic Violence, 2921.03 Intimidation,
2921.04 Intimidation of attorney, victim, or witness in criminal case or delinquent child
action proceeding, 2921.34 Escape, 2923.161 Improperly discharging firearm at or into a
habitation, in a school safety zone or with intent to cause harm or panic to persons in a
school building or at a school function, 2903.34(A)(1) Patient Abuse, 2911.12(A)(1), (2),
or (3) Burglary, 2919.22(B)(1), (2), (3), or (4) Endangering Children, and Felonious
sexual penetration in violation of former section 2907.12 of the Revised Code.

(b) A violation of an existing or former municipal ordinance or law of this or any other state or the United States, substantially equivalent to any section, division, or offense listed
above in 1.(a).

(c) An offense, other than a traffic offense, under an existing or former municipal ordinance
or law of this or any other state or the United States, committed purposely or knowingly,
and involving physical harm to persons or a risk of serious physical harm to persons.

(d) A conspiracy or attempt to commit, or complicity in committing, any offense listed above
in 1. (a) – (c).

2. Any Sexually Oriented Offense as defined in 2950.01(A), ORC. A list of the crimes
currently included in this definition follows. Please review this definition as the Ohio
General Assembly may change it from time to time:

(a) 2907.02, Rape, 2907.03, Sexual battery, 2907.05, Gross sexual imposition, 2907.06,
Sexual imposition, 2907.07, Importuning, 2907.08, Voyeurism, 2907.21, Compelling
prostitution, 2907.22, Promoting prostitution, 2907.32, Pandering obscenity, 2907.321,
Pandering obscenity involving a minor or impaired person, 2907.322, Pandering sexually
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or impaired person in nudity-oriented material or performance of the Revised Code.
(b) A violation of section 2907.04, Unlawful sexual conduct with minor, of the Revised Code
when the offender is less than four years older than the other person with whom the
offender engaged in sexual conduct, the other person did not consent to the sexual
conduct, and the offender previously has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a
violation of section 2907.02, 2907.03, or 2907.04, Unlawful Conduct with minor, or a
violation of former Section 2907.12 of the Revised Code.
(c) A violation of section 2907.04, Unlawful Conduct with minor, of the Revised Code when
the offender is at least four years older than the other person with whom the offender
engaged in sexual conduct or when the offender is less than four years older than the
other person with whom the offender engaged in sexual conduct and the offender
previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of section 2907.02,
2907.03, or 2907.04, or a violation of former Section 2907.12 of the Revised Code.
(d) A violation of section 2903.01, Aggravated murder, 2903.02, Murder, 2903.11, Felonious
assault, of the Revised Code when the violation was committed with a sexual motivation.
(e) A violation of division (A) of section 2903.04, Involuntary manslaughter, of the Revised
Code when the offender committed or attempted to commit the felony that is the basis of
the violation with a sexual motivation.
(f) A violation of division (A)(3) of section 2903.211, Menacing by stalking, of the Revised
Code.
(g) A violation of division (A)(1), (2), (3), or (5) of section 2905.01, Kidnapping, of the
Revised Code when the offense is committed with a sexual motivation.
(h) A violation of division (A)(4) of section of section 2905.01, Kidnapping, of the Revised
Code.
(i) A violation of division (B) of section 2905.01, Kidnapping, of the Revised Code when
the victim of the offense is under eighteen years of age and the offender is not a parent of
the victim of the offense.
(j) A violation of division (B) of section 2903.03, Voluntary manslaughter, of division (B) of
section 2905.02. Abduction, of division (B) of section 2905.03, Unlawful restraint, of
division (B) of section 2905.05, Criminal child enticement, or of division (B)(5) of
section 2919.22, Endangering children, of the Revised Code.
(k) A violation of section 2905.32, Trafficking in persons, of the Revised Code when either
of the following applies: (a) The violation is a violation of division (A)(1) of that section
and the offender knowingly recruited, lured, enticed, isolated, harbored, transported,
provided, obtained, or maintained, or knowingly attempted to recruit, lure, entice, isolate,
harbor, transport, provide, obtain, or maintain, another person knowing that the person
would be compelled to engage in sexual activity for hire, engage in a performance that
was obscene, sexually oriented, or nudity oriented, or be a model or participant in the
production of material that was obscene, sexually oriented, or nudity oriented; (b) The
violation is a violation of division (A)(2) of that section and the offender knowingly
recruited, lured, enticed, isolated, harbored, transported, provided, obtained, or
maintained, or knowingly attempted to recruit, lure, entice, isolate, harbor, transport,
provide, obtain, or maintain a person who is less than eighteen years of age or is a person
with a developmental disability whom the offender knows or has reasonable cause to
believe is a person with a developmental disability for any purpose listed in divisions
(A)(2)(a) to (c) of that section.
(l) A violation of division (B)(4) of section 2907.09 Public indecency, of the Revised Code
if the sentencing court classifies the offender as a tier I sex offender/child-victim offender
relative to that offense pursuant to division (D) of that section
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(m)A violation of any former law of this state, any existing or former municipal ordinance or
law of another state or the United States, any existing or former law applicable in a
military court or in an Indian tribal court, or any existing or former law of any nation
other than the United States that is or was substantially equivalent to any offense listed in
above in 2. (a) – (l).
(n) Any attempt to commit, conspiracy to commit, or complicity in committing any offense
listed above in 2. (a) – (m).

3. Registered Sex Offender Status

An applicant who is required to register as a sex offender as defined in Section 2950.01, ORC,
under the law of Ohio, or under the substantially equivalent law of another jurisdiction or the
federal government, may be denied a license.

4. Any Drug Abuse Offense as defined in Section 2925.01(G), ORC. A list of the
crimes currently included in this definition follows. Please review this definition as
the Ohio General Assembly may change it from time to time:

(a) 2913.02(A) Theft of Drugs, 2925.02 Corrupting Another with Drugs, 2925.03
Trafficking, Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, 2925.04 Illegal Manufacture of Drugs –
Illegal Cultivation of Marihuana-Methamphetamine Offenses, 2925.041 Illegal Assembly
or Possession of Chemicals for Manufacture of Drugs, 2925.05 Funding, Aggravated
Funding of Drug or Marihuana Trafficking, 2925.06 Illegal Administration or
Distribution of Anabolic Steroids, 2925.11 Possession of Controlled Substances, 2925.12
Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments, 2925.13 Permitting Drug Abuse, 2925.22
Deception to Obtain a Dangerous Drug, 2925.23 Illegal Processing of Drug Documents,
2925.24 Tampering with Drugs, 2925.31 Abusing Harmful Intoxicants, 2925.32
Trafficking in Harmful Intoxicants – Improperly Dispensing or Distributing Nitrous
Oxide, 2925.36 Illegal Dispensing of Drug Samples, 2925.37 Counterfeit Controlled
Substance Offenses, of the Revised Code.
(b) A violation of an existing or former law of this or any other state or the United States that
is substantially equivalent to any section listed above in 4. (a).
(c) An offense under an existing or former law of this or any other state, or of the United
States, of which planting, cultivating, harvesting, processing, making, manufacturing,
producing, shipping, transporting, delivering, acquiring, possessing, storing, distributing,
dispensing, selling, inducing another to use, administering to another, using, or otherwise
dealing with a controlled substance is an element.
(d) A conspiracy to commit, attempt to commit, or complicity in committing or attempting to
commit any offense listed above in 4. (a) – (c).

5. Any Theft Offense as defined in Section 2913.01(K), ORC. A list of the crimes
currently included in this definition follows. Please review this definition as the Ohio
General Assembly may change it from time to time:

(a) 2911.01 Aggravated Robbery, 2911.02 Robbery, 2911.11 Aggravated Burglary, 2911.12
Burglary, 2911.13 Breaking and Entering, 2911.31 Safecracking, 2911.32 Tampering with
Coin Machines, 2913.02 Theft, 2913.03 Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, 2913.04
Unauthorized Use of Property – computer, cable, or telecommunication property, 2913.041
Possession or Sale of Unauthorized Cable Television Device, 2913.05 Telecommunications
Fraud, 2913.06 Unlawful Use of Telecommunications Device, 2913.11 Passing Bad Checks,
2913.21 Misuse of Credit Cards, 2913.31 Forgery -Forging Identification Cards or Selling or
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Distributing Forged Identification Cards, 2913.32 Criminal Simulation, 2913.33 Making or
Using Slugs – misdemeanor only, 2913.34 Trademark Counterfeiting, 2913.40 Medicaid
Fraud, 2913.42 Tampering with Records, 2913.43 Securing Writings by Deception, 2913.44
Personating an Officer, 2913.45 Defrauding Creditors, 2913.47 Insurance Fraud, former
Section 2913.47, 2913.48 Workers’ Compensation Fraud, former Section 2913.48, 2913.51
Receiving Stolen Property, 2915.05 Cheating- Corrupting Sports, 2921.41 Theft in Office.

(b) A violation of an existing or former municipal ordinance or law of this or any other state,
or of the United States, substantially equivalent to any offense listed above in 5. (a).

(c) An offense under an existing or former municipal ordinance or law of this or any other
state, or of the United States, involving robbery, burglary, breaking and entering, theft,
embezzlement, wrongful conversion, forgery, counterfeiting, deceit, or fraud.

(d) A conspiracy or attempt to commit, or complicity in committing, any offense listed above
in 5. (a) through (c).

(e) Section 2913.30, ORC, Counterfeiting.

(f) Section 2913.49, ORC, Identity Fraud.

(g) Section 2923.32, ORC, Engaging in Corrupt Activity.

(h) A violation of an existing or former municipal ordinance or law of this or any other state,
or of the United States, substantially equivalent to the crimes, and/or a conspiracy or attempt
to commit, or complicity in committing, any offense listed above in 5. (e) through (g).

6. Other Criminal Offenses

(a) Section 2909.22, ORC, Soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism;
(b) Section 2909.23, ORC, Making terroristic threat;
(c) Section 2909.26, ORC, Criminal possession of chemical, biological, radiological or
nuclear weapon or explosive device;
(d) Section 2909.27, ORC, Criminal use of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear
weapon or explosive device;
(e) Section 2909.28, ORC, Illegal assembly or possession of chemicals or substances for
manufacture of prohibited weapons;
(f) Section 2909.29, ORC, Money laundering in support of terrorism.
(g) Section 2917.33, ORC, Unlawful possession or use of a hoax weapon of mass
destruction;
(h) Section 2917.47, ORC, Improperly handling infectious agents;
(i) Section 2919.12, ORC, Unlawful abortion;
(j) Section 2919.121, ORC, Unlawful abortion upon a minor;
(k) Section 2919.123, ORC, Unlawful distribution of an abortion-inducing drug;
(l) Section 2919.13, ORC, Abortion manslaughter;
(m) Section 2913.14, ORC, Abortion trafficking;
(n) Section 2913.15, ORC, Dismemberment feticide;
(o) Section 2919.151, ORC, Partial birth feticide;
(p) Section 2919.17, ORC, Terminating or attempting to terminate a human pregnancy after
viability;
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(q) Sections 2919.193 through 2919.195, Performing or inducing an abortion before
determining whether there is a detectable fetal heartbeat; or without informed consent when
there is a detectable heartbeat; or after detection of a detectable heartbeat;
(r) Section 2919.201, ORC, Abortion after gestational age of 20 weeks;
(s) Section 2921.12, ORC, Tampering with evidence;
(t) Section 2921.13, ORC, Falsification;
(u) Section 2921.22, ORC, Failure to report a crime or knowledge of death or burn injury;
(v) Section 2921.36, ORC, Illegal conveyance of weapons, drugs or other prohibited items
on to the grounds of a detention facility or institution;
(w)Section 2921.41, ORC, Theft in office;
(x) Section 2923.16, Improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle;
(y) Section 2923.161, Improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, in a school
safety zone, or with the intent to cause harm or panic to persons in a school building or at a
school function;
(z) Section 2923.17, ORC, Unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance; illegally
manufacturing or possessing explosives;
(aa) Section 2923.20, ORC, Unlawful transaction in weapons;
(bb) Section 2923.21, ORC, Improperly furnishing firearms to a minor;
(cc) Section 2923.24, ORC, Possessing criminal tools;
(dd) Section 2923.32, ORC, Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity;
(ee) Section 2923.42, ORC, Participating in a criminal gang;
(ff) Section 2927.01, ORC, Abuse of a corpse; Gross abuse of a corpse;
(gg) Section 2927.11, ORC, Desecration;
(hh) Section 2927.12, ORC, Ethnic intimidation;
(ii) Section 2927.13, ORC, Selling or donating contaminated blood;
(jj) Section 2927.15, ORC, Unlawful collection of a bodily substance;
(kk) Section 2927.17, ORC, Advertising of massage services;
(ll) Section 2927.24, ORC, Contaminating substance for human consumption or use
or contamination with hazardous chemical, biological, or radioactive substance – spreading
false report of contamination;
(mm) Any criminal offense that is based on (a) engaging in a profession that requires a
license, without holding a current, valid license, or (b) that is another criminal offense, set
forth in Ohio Revised Code Sections: 4715.99, 4723.99, 4725.99,4729.99, 4730.99, 4731.99,
4732.99, 4734.99, 4759.99, 4760.99, 4761.99, 4762.99, 4765.99, 4774.99, 4778.99, or
5747.99.
(nn) A violation of an existing or former municipal ordinance or law of this or any
other state, or of the United States, substantially equivalent to the crimes, and/or a conspiracy
or attempt to commit, or complicity in committing, any offense listed above in 6. (a) through
(mm).

Review of Applicant’s Offense History by the Board of Nursing

The above listed crimes are not automatically disqualifying. The Board reviews the facts of
each case on an individual basis. The offense may or may not result in a proposed action to
deny licensure. The factors considered may include, but are not limited to the following:

• The nature and seriousness of the offense;
• Passage of time since the crime was committed and whether all terms ordered by
the court were successfully completed;
• Whether any other offenses were committed since the crime;
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• Relationship of the crime to the ability, capacity, and fitness required to perform
the duties and responsibilities of the occupation;
• Any evidence of mitigating rehabilitation or treatment successfully completed,
including whether a certificate of qualification for employment under Section
2953.25, ORC, or of achievement or employability under Section 2961.22, ORC,
has been obtained;
• Whether denial of the license is reasonably necessary to ensure public safety.

The Board does not have the authority to conduct an investigation of an individual who has not applied for a license or certificate. If an applicant has a criminal history, the Board conducts a
thorough investigation and considers the above factors and others, including the facts and
circumstances underlying the offense; and the total number and pattern of offenses.

Determination by Board Whether a Crime is on the List of Potentially Disqualifying
Offenses

You may request a letter from the Board of Nursing stating whether a crime is on this list of
potentially disqualifying offenses by emailing: disqualifying-offenserequests@nursing.ohio.gov. A credit card payment of $25.00 is required.

Other Consequences of Criminal History – Not Regulated by Board of Nursing

Although the Board may grant a license or certificate to an applicant who has a criminal offense
history, an individual may be restricted from working in certain settings based on his or her
criminal history due to federal and state laws, which require criminal records checks prior to
employment in certain settings, and which may impose absolute or discretionary bars to
employment in certain patient care settings, for example, in facilities or settings involving care
provided to older adults or children. See, e.g., Ohio Administrative Code 173-9-07; 3701-60-07;
5123:2-2-02; 5160-45-07.

Enrollment in Education Programs

The Board cannot answer questions regarding one’s eligibility to attend nursing, dialysis,
medication aide, or community health worker schools, or participate in clinical instruction.
Nursing and other programs vary in regard to enrollment criteria, so it is recommended that you
contact the nursing or other program to determine whether you are eligible to enroll. Hospitals
and other medical facilities may not authorize individuals to participate in the clinical instruction
necessary to complete a program based on criminal history.

Note that it is fraudulent for a third party, such as a nursing program faculty oradmissions director, to submit a license application attesting to be the license applicant.

 

 

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