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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         

*Theo 131: Christian Scriptures
*TW: Thinking & Writing
Chemistry 101: General Chemistry
*Psychology 121: Introduction to Psychology
*Sociology 121: Principles of Sociology
Foundations 101: Thrive (2cr) or FDN 111 Transfers (1cr)

Spring Semester         

Theology 132: Christian Traditions
*Philosophical Perspectives in Worldview
Engl 105: Literature & Society
Chemistry 102: Principles of Organic & Biochemistry
*Psychology 123: Life Span Development
*Nursing 221: Nutrition

Sophomore Year

 Fall Semester         

Hist 105: Historical Consciousness
Biology 204: General Microbiology
Biology 205: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
*Fine Arts Credit
Nursing 205: Concepts of Health Care & Nursing

 Spring Semester         

Comm 105: Oral & Digital Communications
N308 Health Assess. & Promotion
Biology 206: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
*Math 151: Statistics
Foundations 201
*Language (if not done in HS or waiver)

 Junior Year

Fall Semester

N312 Pathophysiology
N309 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions
N313 Adult Health Nursing I
N310 Pharmacology
Wellness (optional)

Spring Semester         

N315 Adult Health Nursing II
N316 Childbearing Families
N402 Nursing Research (World Cultures)
INQ: Interdisciplinary Inquiry

 

 Senior Year

Fall Semester         

N408 Adult Health Nursing III
N405 Children and Families
N409 Principles of Community Health (Chicago Connect)
*N420 Advanced Pharmacology (optional)

 Spring Semester         

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

Please note:

  • Requires minimum ACT of 19/SAT 990, Unconditional acceptance to Trinity, otherwise please refer to 5 year plan
  • Refer to Suggested program of study for Honors Program for students in Honors Program
  • Many science/ nursing courses have prerequisites for eligibility to enroll. Please see course catalog

Science Course Details:

  • 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 spring semester before progression to clinical.
  • 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.

Chemistry 101: General Chemistry (Composite ACT score of 19 or C or better in Math 107: College Algebra required.)
Chemistry 102: Principles of Organic & Biochemistry
Biology 204: General Microbiology
Biology 205: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Biology 206: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Foundational Course Details:

  • Cumulative GPA in foundational courses must be 2.5(B-/C+).
  • Foundational courses that have an * must be completed prior to admission with a grade of C or better.
  • Only one of the foundational courses with an * 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.
  • Two of the other foundational courses can be completed after acceptance into the program but prior to graduation.

*TW: Thinking and Writing
*Psychology 121: Introduction to Psychology
*Psychology 123: Life Span Development
*Sociology 121: Principles of Sociology
*Math 151: Statistics
*Theology 131: Christian Scriptures (only at Trinity)
*Philosophy 101: Philosophical Perspectives in Worldview (only at Trinity)
Comm 105: Oral & Digital Communications
English 105: Literature & Society
Foundations 201
History 105: Historical Consciousness
Language credit
Theology 132: Christian Traditions (at TCC or waiver)
Fine Arts Credit: Options include Art 103/ Music 111/ Com 225/ Educ 201/ etc
Interdisciplinary Inquiry credit

Nursing Course Details:

  • Cumulative GPA in nursing courses must be 2.5(B-/C+) or better.
  • Nursing courses listed below must be completed prior to admission into the program with a grade of C or better.
  • N205: Concepts and N308: Health Assess. & Promotion are only offered at Trinity.
  • 00% exam average is required.
  • Only one nursing 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.

Nursing 221: Nutrition
Nursing 205: Concepts of Health Care & Nursing
Nursing 308: Health Assessment & Promotion

TEAS examination

  • Must be taken at Trinity Christian College

Criminal Background Check

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