Be prepared for a
career in nursing

Nursing

Trinity will prepare you for Christ-like service

At Trinity, our nursing program is small and mighty. With a nursing degree from Trinity Christian College, you will be prepared academically and clinically to  care for client’s physical, spiritual, and mental needs and minister to souls. With small class sizes, caring professors, high-tech facilities, and an education grounded in a Christian environment, Trinity’s B.S.N. graduates learn to operate from the common nursing frameworks of caring, self-care, and care management.

Our students gain hands-on experience in the Cynthia Sander Nursing Lab, which includes simulation labs with high-fidelity manikins that exhibit a variety of symptoms and automatically respond to intervention. This allows you to polish your skills in a safe and controlled environment.

And Trinity’s nursing program prepares you for a career once you graduate. You won’t just graduate with a B.S.N., you will also receive a minor in science. Trinity is also the only nursing school in the Chicago area with a 100% NCLEX pass rate in 2015 and 2016.

Since we are located less than 25 miles from downtown Chicago, our students complete the clinical portions of our nursing program at some of the leading healthcare organizations in the nation.

Here are just a few of the places where our students and completed their clinicals or our graduates have found employment:

  • Advocate Children’s Hospital
  • Loyola Medical Center
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Palos Community Hospital
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • Comer Children’s Hospital
  • St. James Franciscan Hospital
  • Advocate South Suburban
  • Advocate Christ
  • MetroSouth Medical Center
  • Little Company of Mary

Our nursing students don’t just take courses designed to make them excellent clinicians. They receive a rich liberal arts education designed to prepare them emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.

 

 Freshman Year

 Fall Semester         

*Theology 121: Introduction to the Bible (at TCC)
English 103: College English: Composition
Chemistry 101: General Chemistry
*Psychology 121: Introduction to Psychology
*Sociology 121: Principles of Sociology
*Physical Education 110 or 112: Lifetime Fitness
& Wellness OR Nutrition & Weight Management
First Year Forum 101 or 111

Spring Semester         

Theology 122: Church & Christian Traditions (at TCC or waiver)
*Philosophy 101: Philosophical Perspectives I (at TCC or waiver)
English 104: College English: Introduction to Literature
Chemistry 102: Principles of Organic & Biochemistry
*Psychology 123: Life Span Development

Sophomore Year

 Fall Semester         

History 103: America & Western Civilization
Biology 204: General Microbiology
Biology 205: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
*Nursing 221: Nutrition
Nursing 205: Concepts of Health Care & Nursing (at TCC)

 Spring Semester         

History 104: Europe & Western Civilization
N308: Health Assess. & Promotion
Biology 206: Human Anatomy & Physiology II             
*Math 151: Statistics
*Fine Arts Credit OR Art 103/Music 111/ Com 225/Educ 201 etc.

 

*Offered both semesters

 

CLINICAL NURSING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Foundational Course Details:

  • Cumulative GPA in the above foundational courses must be 2.5(B-/C+).
  • Foundational courses that are bolded above must be completed prior to admission with a grade of C- or better.
  • Two of the other foundational courses can be completed after acceptance into the program but prior to graduation.
  • Only two foundational courses may be repeated to achieve the grade or cumulative grade-point average.  An individual course may be repeated only once. Withdrawing from a course will count as having taken that course.

 

Science Details (Shaded Courses above):

  • Science courses must be completed prior to admission with a grade of C- or better.
  • All science courses must be completed within 7 years of the semester of application.
  • Cumulative GPA of science courses must be 2.7(B-) or better.
  • Two of the 5 science courses must be completed at Trinity.
  • Only one science course may be repeated to achieve the grade or cumulative grade-point average.  An individual course may be repeated only once. Withdrawing from a course will count as having taken that course.

 

N205 Concepts of Health Care & Nursing / N221 Nutrition / N308 Health Assessment and Promotion Details:

  • Cumulative GPA in the above nursing courses must be 2.5(B-/C+) or better.
  • The above nursing courses must be completed prior to admission into the program with a grade of C or better.
  • N205 Concepts of Health Care & Nursing and N308 Health Assess. & Promotion must be taken at Trinity.

 

TEAS examination

  • Must be taken at Trinity Christian College prior to progression into the clinical portion of the nursing program
  • Offered during the Spring semester

 

Criminal Background Check

  • If a background check is not clear, clinical placement and progression in the program cannot be guaranteed.

 

 

 

 Junior Year

Fall Semester

N312 Pathophysiology
N309 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions
N313 Adult Health Nursing I
N310 Pharmacology

Spring Semester         

N315 Adult Health Nursing II
N316 Childbearing Families
N402 Nursing Research
Philosophy 111: Person Health and Bioethics OR PHIL 102, 110, Honors 108

 

 Senior Year

Fall Semester         

N408 Adult Health Nursing III
N405 Children and Families
N409 Principles of Community Health
*N420 Topics in Nursing (optional)

 Spring Semester         

N407 Mental Health Nursing
N413 Nursing Capstone Practicum
N425 Issues in Nursing Practice

Note:   Nursing courses may be repeated only once to achieve the grade or cumulative grade-point average.  Withdrawing from a course will count as having taken that course.

Total hours required for graduation:  120