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BS in Nursing in Less than Two Years

Trinity’s RN to BSN program builds on your prior education and experience as a registered nurse. You will be prepared academically and clinically for a lifetime of service, caring for others. Classes meet just one night a week. Some courses are blended with online instruction. Request an information packet today.

Overview and Tuition

Major healthcare reform has been introduced in the U.S., and nurses are on the front lines to make sure patients receive the best care possible.  The program at Trinity Christian College is focused on the student and each student’s personal and professional development. Registered nurses can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in less than two years.

Tuition is $525 per credit hour for undergraduate coursework; total tuition is $20,475. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Tuition discounts are available when multiple nurses from one hospital enroll together. Call 708-239-4768 for details.

Trinity Christian College is accredited by and is a member of The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (www.ncahlc.org or 800.621.7440). Trinity’s nursing program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (www.idfpr.com) and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/accreditation).

Requirements

To enter the Adult Studies RN to BSN program, students need either an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) or Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or to have completed a hospital RN diploma program. Students need a minimum 2.5 GPA and a current unencumbered Illinois RN license. Students’ clinical experience must have been completed within the last 5 years.

Specific transfer courses needed outside of Trinity’s program are:

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
American History ^
English Composition
Western Civilization ^ **
English Literature **
Fine Arts

NURSING PREREQUISITES
General Chemistry (must include lab) (must be taken prior to CHEM 102)             
Introduction to Sociology ** (must be taken prior to RNBSN 409)
Anatomy and Physiology I (must be taken prior to RNBSN 308)             
Anatomy and Physiology II (must be taken prior to RNBSN 308)
Introduction to Psychology (must be taken prior to RNBSN 409)   
Microbiology    
Life Span Development                            

^ = one waived with AA or AS degree

** The courses noted above are offered in an accelerated or evening format at Trinity. Students should contact an Adult Studies representative to register for these courses to fulfill the needed 6 additional credits to meet Trinity’s 45 credit hour residency requirement.

Courses

You will attend class one night a week, from 6-10 PM, on the same night each week. Some classes are blended with online components. Courses will build on a variety of subject areas in a set sequence, allowing you to complete your program in 21 months.

Course Number

Course Name

Course Length

RNBSN 205 *

Concepts of Healthcare and Nursing

15 weeks

CHEM 102

Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry

15 weeks

RNBSN 308

Health Assessment and Promotion

8 weeks

MATH 151

Statistics

8 weeks

ATHL 103

Biblical Perspectives

5 weeks

RNBSN 402 *

Nursing Research

15 weeks

APHL 104

Christian Worldview

6 weeks

RNBSN 409 *

Principles of Community Health

6 weeks

RNBSN 312

Pathophysiology

10 weeks

RNBSN 399 **

Independent Study

16 weeks

RNBSN 425 *

Issues in Nursing Practice

15 weeks

RNBSN 413

Nursing Capstone Practicum

15 weeks

RNBSN 420 **

Topics in Nursing

15 weeks

 * = denotes online components
** = online only

Start Dates and Location

Trinity offers the Adult Studies RN to BSN Program on its main campus in Palos Heights in January and September. Some classes are blended with online components.



APPLY

To apply, complete an application for admission and submit with the $25 application fee, copy of your nursing license, and official college transcripts.