Curriculum/Curriculum Designs
GENERAL INFORMATION
Fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 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 the Evening LPN to RN track. 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 six years 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 three years to complete the program from the time they enroll in NURE 211/212.

GENERIC TRACK
The generic curriculum of the School of Nursing is offered with day, evening, and select weekend classes.

General education, science, and humanities 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.

LPN to RN TRACK FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES
The LPN to RN curriculum of the School of Nursing is offered with evening and select weekend classes.

The RN completion evening 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.

Educational Mobility - RN to BSN/MSN
Seamless articulation to a BSN/MSN is available to Trinitas graduates. The College of St. Elizabeth offers both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Nursing program onsite at Trinitas. The School has articulation agreements with Kean University, Drexel University, and The College of St. Elizabeth.

Curriculum Designs

Generic Track
SEMESTER I
  CREDITS
BIO 105 Anatomy and Physiology I
4
CHE 114 Chemistry 4
4
ENG 101 English Composition I
3
NURE 130 Nursing Trends and Concepts
4
TOTAL 15
 
SEMESTER II
  CREDITS
BIO 106 Anatomy and Physiology II
4
PSY 101 General Psychology
3
NURE 131
8
TOTAL 15
 
SEMESTER III   CREDITS
BIO 108 Microbiology
4
PSY 204 Life Span
3
NURE 132
8
TOTAL 15
 
SEMESTER IV
  CREDITS
ENG 102 English Composition II
3
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
3
NURE 231
8
TOTAL 14
 
SEMESTER V
  CREDITS
NURE 232
10
Humanities
3
Humanities – General Education
3
TOTAL 16

 

LPN to RN Track
   
Evening Classes  
Pre-requisites
CREDITS
BIO 105 Anatomy & Physiology I
4
BIO 106 Anatomy & Physiology II
4
BIO 108 Microbiology
4
CHE 114 Chemistry
4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
PSY 204 Life Span 3
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3
Humanities – General Education 3
Humanities 3
Licensed Practical Nurse Curriculum 12

 

 
SEMESTER I CREDITS
NURE 211 3
NURE 212 4
TOTAL 7
   
SEMESTER II CREDITS
NURE 250 6
TOTAL 6
   
SEMESTER III CREDITS
NURE 260/270 6
TOTAL 6
   
SEMESTER IV CREDITS
NURE 280/290 6
NURE 291 1
TOTAL 7

 

 
CREDIT ALLOCATION  
Nursing 38
General Education 37
**TOTAL 75

A minimum enrollment of 6 is required to offer a clinical section of a nursing course. Exceptions may be made for NURE 232 and NURE 290.

**Keyboarding and Computer Skills for Nursing (ADM110) are required competencies for entrance into NURE 130 and NURE 211/212.

A challenge examination is available for ADM 110. Students should be proficient in keyboarding and the current version of Word and PowerPoint. Challenge examinations are given once a month with additional dates two weeks prior to the start of every semester.

Refer to the Challenge Examination section in the Union County College catalog for the challenge examination policy. For examination dates and additional information regarding the ADM 110 challenge examination, please call Professor Belmonte at 908-709-7095.