Students interested in receiving additional information about Trinitas School of Nursing or receiving an application should contact Union County College. The Cranford campus number is 908-709-7518; the Elizabeth campus phone number is 908-965-6050. Additional information is also available at www.trinitasschoolofnursing.org
Program Learning Outcomes: Graduate Competencies The Graduate will:
- Demonstrate the role of the nurse within a variety of health care settings.
- Act as a client advocate by recognizing the uniqueness and dignity of individuals, families, and groups by providing culturally competent care.
- Utilize the nursing process to provide safe, competent, contemporary care to individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan.
- Engage in the continuous process of life-long learning and development within a dynamic society.
- Demonstrate accountability by adhering to ethical guidelines and legal standards in the practice of nursing.
- Teach practices related to the prevention of illness and the promotion and restoration of health to individuals, families and groups.
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to facilitate the highest level of health for individuals, families and groups.
- Utilize effective interpersonal, verbal, non-verbal and written skills when interacting with individuals, families and groups.
- Demonstrate competence and accountability in using current technology to communicate and manage client information in the planning and provision of nursing care.
- Employ clinical decision making/critical thinking in nursing.
- Contribute to continuous improvement of the health care system.
CURRICULUM AND CURRICULUM DESIGNS:
Fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, the program offers a basic course of study in nursing. It provides a sound theoretical base of knowledge in nursing, biological, behavioral and social sciences and integrates this knowledge into academic and practical experiences within the health and illness continuum of client care. Utilization of a variety of health care agencies facilitates the application of all aspects of the students’ learning. The curriculum has many options from which to select in order to complete the program of study.
Students may matriculate as full-time or part-time students in the Generic or LPN to RN division. A student who pursues a minimum of 12 credit hours of academic work per semester is classified as full-time. A student who pursues less than 12 credit hours of academic work per semester is classified as part-time.
Generic students have a maximum of six years to complete the nursing program from the time of acceptance and three and one half years from the time they enroll in NURE 130. LPN to RN students have a maximum of three years to complete the program from the time they enroll in NURE 211/212.
The courses in the generic track are offered during the day, evening, and weekend time frames. Students have the option of taking day, evening and weekend college courses simultaneously.
General education, science, and humanities courses may be taken at the Elizabeth, Plainfield or Cranford campuses of Union County College while nursing courses are offered at the School of Nursing on the Elizabeth campus. All students are subject to the same school policies and academic regulations.
RN COMPLETION TRACK FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES
The RN completion evening division is specifically designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to further their nursing education within a realistic time frame. Custom designed courses build on existing knowledge, skills, and strengths and provide an opportunity to pursue career goals without undue repetition of previous learning.
- Graduation from an accredited high school or a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED)
- High school biology and chemistry
- Completion of College Placement test
LPN to RN Track:
- Graduation from an approved School of Practical Nursing
- Current LPN License
- Completion of College Placement test
- GPA 2.5
Keyboarding and Computer Skills for Nursing (ADM110) are required competencies for entrance into NURE 130 effective January 2014, and September 2014 for NURE 211/212.
A challenge examination is available for ADM 110. Students should be proficient in keyboarding and the current version of Word and PowerPoint. Challenge examinations are given once a month with additional dates two weeks prior to the start of every semester.
Refer to the Challenge Examination section in the Union County College catalog for the challenge examination policy. For examination dates and additional information regarding the ADM 110 challenge examination, please call Professor Belmonte at 908-709-7095.
Search for courses in the online course catalog.