Consumer Information
Trinitas School of Nursing
40 West Jersey Street, 3rd floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Phone – 908-659-5200
Fax – 908-659-5201
web site: www.trinitasschoolofnursing.org

The Trinitas School of Nursing holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

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

The program is fully accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; P. 404.975.5000; F. 404.975.5020.

The program is fully accredited and approved by: New Jersey State Board of Nursing, PO Box 45010, Newark, New Jersey, 07101; Phone 973-504-6430.

The School was recently awarded its third re-designation as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education School for the years 2015-2020. The original designations were for the years 2008-2011, and 2011-2015.

The curriculum has many options from which to select in order to complete the program of study. The generic track is offered in both the day and evening. The LPN to RN track is offered in the evening. Students may enroll as full-time or part-time students in either track.
Weekend clinical options are available in both tracks.
Day students may begin classes/clinical at 8:00 AM and end at approximately 2:00 PM.
Evening students start at 5:30 PM and end approximately 11:00 PM.

Academic advisement and learning resources are available to all students. The Learning Resource Center and Computer Center are open 7 days and 5 evenings a week when school is in session.

Seventy-five (75) percent of the full-time school administration and faculty are certified in nursing education by the National League for Nursing. Clinical Nursing Faculty members at the School of Nursing have a minimum of a Master's degree in Nursing, along with extensive experience in both nursing education and clinical practice. The majority of the clinical nursing faculty is certified in their area of expertise and many are licensed for advanced practice.

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

Day students may begin classes/clinical at 8:00 AM and end at approximately 2:00 PM.
Evening students start at 5:30 PM and end approximately 11:00 PM.
Through the Student Nurses' Association, students participate in committees and activities that influence decisions concerning the School of Nursing.

Outcomes:
NCLEX Licensing Examination Scores:


Year
Trinitas SN
Pass Rate
NCSBN National Mean
Diploma
201580.6085.77
201476.4383.28
201385.7183.42
201294.6691.18
201189.6889.76
2010100.0089.66

For the past 26 years, 52 graduating classes, 95% of the graduates passed the NCLEX examination on first writing with 100% passage rate for nine of the 26 years.

Graduate Program Satisfaction Rates:


Year
Generic Track LPN to RN Track
201593%; N=10486%; N=20
201498%; N=128100%; N=23
201397%; N=122100%; N=18

Graduates respond to the question, "How did the program prepare you for your RN position?"

  • May 2013 Graduates:
    • "clinical hands on experience with pediatric patients , as well as scenario based simulations testing."
    • Nursing assessment. Be culturally sensitive when dealing with families from different cultural backgrounds. Use therapeutic communication."
    • The medications, dose ranges and what a nurse should know before administering certain meds along with IV medication, feeding tube and tracheotomy care training."
    • "I had some very good professors. I had good clinical experiences."
    • "time management, multi-disciplinary rounds each morning."
    • "The program at Trinitas School of Nursing gave me the theory and clinical skills needed to perform as a competent novice nurse. It also helped to build my confidence."
  • January 2014 Graduates:
    • "How to decide priorities at work, how to deal with emergent situation and how to document properly."
    • "I feel confident on the unit and with my skills thanks to clinical rotations...."
    • "Good clinical skills, good clinical judgement."
    • "Prepared me to clinically and academically perform efficiently in an acute care hospital."
    • "The quality of teaching was great especially in terms of emphasizing the importance of quality of care."
    • "Clinical instructors and sim lab had a huge impact on who I am and what I do today as RN."
    • "Able to practice nursing in a safe manner and within the standard of nursing."
    • "Assessment skills, clinical rotations at various hospitals/prepared me for my new tasks and care."

Job Placement Rates:
For the years 2013-2014 and 2015 respectively, 92%, 98%, and 94% of the graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.

Program Completion Rates:
Program completion rates for the 2010 cohort were 49%; for the 2011 cohort 55%; and for the 2012 cohort 54%.

Tuition and Fees:
Effective Fall 2016, the total program cost, tuition and fees, for the generic RN track is approximately $38,750.00

Effective Fall 2016, the total program cost, tuition and fees, for the LPN to RN track is approximately $28,150.00 (prerequisites costs of 7,375.00 included).