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Union County College

Trinitas School of Nursing

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: The Graduate will:

  1. Provide compassionate and coordinated patient centered care recognizing the patient as the source of control and as a full care partner with respect to their individual preferences, values and needs.
  2. Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
  3. Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values when making clinical decisions in the delivery of optimal health care
  4. Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
  5. Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
  6. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making


Fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 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 8 semesters 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 6 semesters 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 and science 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.


The RN completion track 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.


Generic Track:

Application for enrollment consideration for the RN track requires the following

  1. Co-Requisite Courses: Prospective students must have successfully completed or be in progress with the co-requisite courses for NURE 130 at the time of application submission. CHE 114, BIO 105, and ENG 101 or ENG 112 are the co-requisite courses with NURE 130. Successful completion of these courses is required before progressing to NURE 131. A minimum grade of C is required for all science curriculum courses. Transfer credit for any of the Trinitas School of Nursing curriculum courses must be posted to the student’s Union County College transcript prior to NURE 130 application submission.
  2. Information Session: Attend a Trinitas Nursing Information Session.
  3. GPA: A minimum Union County College GPA of 2.5 is required at the time of application submission (if student does not have a Union County College GPA, the high school GPA will be used if student is within a year from high school graduation).
  4. TEAS Exam: Complete the ATI TEAS Admission Exam with a minimum cumulative score of 50%.


LPN to RN Track:
  • Application for enrollment consideration for the LPN-RN track requires the following:
  • Successful completion of all pre-requisite general education and science curriculum course work. A minimum grade of C is required for all general education and science curriculum courses.
  • Union County College GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Attendance at a Trinitas School of Nursing Information Session prior to submitting LPN-RN tack enrollment application.
  • Valid unencumbered LPN license.
  • GPA 2.5