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

GENERAL INFORMATION

 
CURRICULUM AND CURRICULUM DESIGNS:
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.

 

MATRICULATION: 
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.

 

GENERIC TRACK:
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.

 

RN COMPLETION TRACK FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES
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.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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

 

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Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment

Psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) is a comprehensive treatment strategy for meeting the needs of people with severe mental illnesses. PSR practitioners assist people in obtaining the skills, support and resources they will need to achieve success and satisfaction in their social, vocational, educational and independent living environments. The overall goals of this field are promotion of recovery, community integration, and improved quality of life for people coping with psychiatric disabilities. There are ample career opportunities for PSR practitioners in a variety of rehabilitation programs and community mental health settings. The knowledge and skills of the PSR practitioner qualify him/her to provide supportive counseling, case management services, and vocational rehabilitation interventions. The practitioner is also prepared to facilitate skills training groups as well as psycho-education and support groups.
 
UMDNJ-SHRP’s Program
 
The UMDNJ School of Health Related Professions had the first undergraduate degree-granting program in this field in New Jersey. It is one of the few model programs of this type throughout the nation. Students in this program will complete two clinical placements at sites such as UMDNJ-UBHC, Bridgeway, Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Project Live, and others.
 
Degree Requirements:
 
Requirements for admission to the UCC general education phase of the program are: High School graduation or equivalent diploma (GED); English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test if required and completion of ESL courses if necessary; and completion of any necessary remedial courses as determined by the New Jersey Basic Skills Test.
To qualify for admission to the professional phase of the program offered by UMDNJ, students must complete 21 credits of their UCC general education requirements (including ENG 101, ENG 102) and UPR 101. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is also required.
 
In order to successfully complete this program, the student will be required to take the following courses. BE SURE TO CONFER WITH A UCC OR UMDNJ COUNSELOR WHEN PLANNING YOUR COURSE SCHEDULE. 
General Education Requirements – 32 credits
ENG 101 English Composition I
PSY 101 General Psychology
CIS 100 Intro to Computer Applications
MAT 119 Algebra
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
BIO 102 Human Biology
ENG 102 English Composition II
PSY 207 Social Psychology
PHI 205 Intro to Philosophy
ENG 128 Dynamics of Communication or ENG 129 Public Speaking
 
UMDNJ Requirements – 3 credits
UPR 101 Intro to Psychosocial Rehabilitation – taken prior to entering professional phase

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JFK Muhlenberg School of Radiography

JFK Muhlenberg School of Radiography

By virtue of an agreement between Union County College and JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools of Nursing and Medical Imaging, Plainfield, N.J., sponsored by HMH JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ. Union County College confers a degree of Associate in Science upon graduates of the Hospital-sponsored school who have fulfilled the requirements for the degree specified by the College.

Students in the program earn college credits in English, mathematics, biology, physics, psychology, computer systems and a humanities elective in classes and laboratories conducted at Union County College. Radiography courses are the primary responsibility of the program.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners accredit JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Radiography.

Students are enrolled in the School of Radiography and are matriculated by Union County College. They are eligible to participate in all student activities at Union County College and have the same rights and privileges as all other college students.

Students interested in the program should contact the JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools at (908) 668- 2400 or (908) 668-2543 for additional information.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Board Examination in Radiography
  • Exhibit the appropriate skills and competency of an entry level Radiographer including:
  • Competency in performing routine and non-routine (trauma) examinations in Radiography
  • Practicing appropriate basic patient care
  • Utilizing proper radiation protection for their patients, themselves, peers and others
  • Demonstration of proper and effective communication skills while speaking and writing
  • Practice appropriate professional ethics of a radiographer
  • Demonstrate appropriate problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to be a proficient healthcare provider>
  • Understand the benefits of additional personal and professional growth and lifelong learning skills necessary for the changing field of Radiography

Graduates of the HMH JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Radiography are eligible to apply to sit for the credentialing examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies (ARRT) and licensure to practice in the State of New Jersey and any other state or territory within the United States of America.

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Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care program is a two-year course of study leading to the Associate in Science degree in Respiratory Care. The course work can also be done on a part-time basis. Clinical instruction and training is provided by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), School of Health Related Professions. Hours for clinical practice may vary and travel to the clinical setting is the responsibility of the student. Respiratory care therapists are employed in the treatment, management, control, evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.
 
Also note that a minimum GPA of 2.75 is required in first-year prerequisite courses in order to continue to the Respiratory Care (second year) course work. 
 
The specific objectives of this program are that the graduate must be able to demonstrate as a new clinician:
 
  • effective communication and interpersonal skills consistent with professional and employer expectations for a Respiratory Care Therapist;
  • the ability to comprehend, evaluate, and apply information relevant to their role as Respiratory Care Therapists;
  • the psychomotor skills that are consistent with professional and employer expectations for a Respiratory Care Therapist;
  • the ability to function as a member of the Health Care Delivery team, providing patient care in a multicultural and ethnically diverse society.

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Social Services

In today’s diverse and increasingly more complex society, there is a need for individuals trained in a professional and educational curriculum which prepares students with work in a plethora of careers, including Social Services case aide, Gerontology Worker, Youth Worker, Crisis Counselor and Psychiatric Technician. The Social Services program will expose students to a multidisciplinary approach to understanding society and human behavior. Students will gain the practical and theoretical education necessary for success professionally or at a four-year college or university.
 
Upon completion of the Social Services A.S. program, students will have gained the initial education and training for future careers in various occupations within Human and Social Services. Associate in Science programs in general are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Union County College has transfer agreements with a number of colleges and universities in New Jersey and throughout the United States. Graduates of this program can obtain work as aides/assistants in daycare centers, mental health agencies, social service agencies, institutions for the physically or mentally challenged, prisons, hospitals and substance abuse agencies. Those students who later earn a bachelor’s degree and beyond may hold positions such as social service case managers, counselors, administrators or educators.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving ability and effective communication skills
  • Discuss and analyze the history and theories of sociology and psychology.
  • Utilize appropriate non-verbal and verbal communication skills to demonstrate cultural sensitivity
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and thinking through synthesis in coursework 
  • Demonstrate understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods used in social services agencies and sociological and psychological research
  • Demonstrate competencies through coursework and behavior that reflects entry level professional readiness.

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Architecture

Option offered through Engineering Program

This program is designed to prepare students who plan for a career in architecture to transfer to a five- year baccalaureate program.

Upon successful competition of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Employ critical thinking skills in science, mathematics, and fundamentals of architecture.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy in 3D programming and use of word processing, and other software applications.
  • Use technology and library resources to conduct research related to architecture, mathematics, engineering, sustainability, the humanities and social science.
  • Organize and present information to different audiences using various multimedia presentation techniques and platforms.
  • Compare materials and methods of building construction, analyze basic structural principles, collect and measure relevant data, and evaluate information as a member of a team.
  • Analyze a specific type of architectural building and compare and contrast different architectural design solutions.
  • Arrange and manage a collaborative design Charrette for/with local communities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to pursue lifelong learning by working independently in class and on research projects to prepare a portfolio.

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