Consumer Information and Program Outcomes Data
Trinitas School of Nursing
40 West Jersey Street, 3rd floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Phone – 908-659-5200
Fax – 908-659-5201
Dean – Donna M. Penn MSN, RN, CNE
www.trinitasschoolofnursing.org

Trinitas School of Nursing is a Cooperative Nursing Program with Union County College granting a Diploma in Nursing and an Associate in Science degree.

Accreditation:
The nursing program is approved and accredited by:

New Jersey State Board of Nursing
PO Box 45010, Newark, New Jersey, 07101
973-504-6430
www.njconsumeraffairs.gov

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

The Trinitas School of Nursing holds pre-accreditation status from:

The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

The School of Nursing is recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in the category of Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development from 2008-2020.

The curriculum has two program tracks. The generic track is offered in both the day and evening. The LPN to RN track for students who currently possess a valid LPN license is offered in the evening. Students may enroll as full-time or part-time students. Weekend clinical options are available in both tracks.

Day students begin classes/clinical at 8:00 AM and end at approximately 2:00 PM.
Evening students start at 5:30 PM and end approximately 11:30 PM.
Weekend clinical experience start at 7:00 AM and end at 7:00 PM.

Academic advisement and learning resources are available to all students. The Learning/Simulation Center and Computer Center are open daily and weekday evenings when school is in session.

Financial Aid is available through Union County College. Nursing scholarships are available through the School of Nursing.

Tuition and Fees:

Effective Fall 2017, the program cost for tuition and fees for the generic RN track is approximately $40,280.70 including all co-requisite courses.

Effective Fall 2017, the program cost for tuition and fees for the LPN to RN track is approximately $29,537.00 including all pre-requisite courses.

Trinitas School of Nursing (TSON) Program Outcomes

Five (5) quality Indicators are trended to demonstrate evidence that graduates are achieving identified competencies consistent with TSON Philosophy, Student Learning and Program Outcomes and professional standards.

  1. Trinitas School of Nursing NCLEX-RN licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers for the 12-month period January 1st – December 31st.
  2. 70% of the students who begin the first clinical course will graduate from the nursing program within 150% of the time frame allotted for the program track (generic or LPN to RN).
  3. 80% of Trinitas School of Nursing graduating seniors will report satisfaction with program effectiveness as agree or strongly agree as per the Graduate Survey.
  4. 80% of Trinitas School of Nursing graduates who are seeking employment will obtain a nursing position within 12 months of graduation as per Job Placement Survey.
  5. 80% of employers of Trinitas School of Nursing graduates will report satisfaction with program effectiveness as agree or strongly agree as per the One Year Employer Survey.
  1. Trinitas School of Nursing NCLEX-RN licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers for the 12-month period January 1st – December 31st.
    Year National NCLEX-RN Average* TSON **
    January 1st-December 31st 2016
    84.57%
    87.86%
    January 1st-December 31st 2015
    84.53%
    80.60%
    January 1st-December 31st 2014
    81.78%
    76.43%
    * NCLEX-RN National Average retrieved from NCLEX Statistics from NCSBN
    ** NCLEX-RN Pass Rate Data retrieved from NJ State Board of Nursing
  2. 70% of the students who begin the first clinical course will graduate from the nursing program within 150% of the time frame allotted for the program track (Generic or LPN to RN).
    Year/Cohort
    % Students Trinitas Program Completion Rates Based on Three
    Academic Years of Trended Data
    2014
    49%
    54.6%
    2013
    49%
    2012
    66%
  3. 80% of Trinitas School of Nursing graduating seniors will report satisfaction with program effectiveness as agree or strongly agree* as per the Graduate Survey
    Year
    Currently asked as a Yes or No response
    Only Yes responses are documented
    2017
    99%
    2016
    99%
    2015
    90%
    * Agree or strongly agree reflected as Yes response
  4. 80% of Trinitas School of Nursing graduates who are seeking employment will obtain a nursing position within 12 months of graduation as per Job Placement Survey.
    Year
    % Employed
    2016
    Due in September 2017
    2015
    100%
    2014
    96%
  5. 80% of employers of Trinitas School of Nursing graduates will report satisfaction with program effectiveness as agree or strongly agree* as per the One Year Employer Survey.
    Year
    Currently asked as a Yes or No response
    Only Yes responses are documented
    2017
    100%
    2016
    100%
    2015
    100%
    * Agree or strongly agree reflected as Yes response