Generic RN Track

Thank you for your interest in Trinitas School of Nursing.  Please carefully read the minimum requirements to apply and answers to most frequently asked questions.

Relationship with Union County College
Trinitas School of Nursing, in partnership with Union County College, conducts a Cooperative Nursing Program that awards students a Diploma in Nursing from Trinitas School of Nursing and an Associate in Science degree from Union County College upon successful completion of the program.

The Generic RN track:

  • Offered in both day and evening class/clinical sessions, based upon seat availability, for individuals wishing to become a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Students may enroll as full-time or part-time students. Weekend clinical options are available based on availability.
  • Nursing courses will take 2.5 years to complete.
  • NEW! All accepted students  must provide proof of complete COVID and Flu vaccination in order to be eligible to register for Nursing Courses (NURE).
  • Trinitas School of Nursing has contracted with CastleBranch, a repository for all required registration documents.  Please note there is a fee to create your account with CastleBranch.

Schedule Options

  • Day students begin lecture classes at 9AM and end at 1PM.
  • Day clinical experience begins 8AM and end at 2PM.
  • Evening students begin lecture classes at 5:30PM and end 9:30PM.
  • Evening clinical experience begins at 5:30PM and end 11:30PM.
  • Weekend clinical experience begins at 7AM and end at 7PM.
  • Please note start and end times may vary slightly per course faculty

Minimum Requirements to Apply
1. Attend a Trinitas School of Nursing Information Session within 12 months of submitting application.
Click here to see the schedule and find instructions on how to register.

2. Take and pass the TEAS Exam. Click here for all information for TEAS Exam . A minimum composite score of 55% is required.

3. You must initially apply to Union County College in order to be eligible to apply to Trinitas School of Nursing. Click here for information on the Union County College admission process or call the Elizabeth campus at 908-965-6050 or the Cranford Campus at 908-709-7500. Click here to access a Union County College online application.

4. Official transcripts from other colleges and universities must be emailed to admissions@ucc.edu for evaluation.  Please keep in mind, this can take up to 6 weeks, especially at peak application times.  Plan accordingly. 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 Generic RN application submission.

5. After your transcripts from other institutions have been evaluated, or if you do not have courses to transfer in from other institutions, set up a meeting with Academic Advising. They will review your transcripts and advise which courses you may still need to take to be eligible to apply to Trinitas School of Nursing.  They can be reached at nursing@ucc.edu or in person at 12 W. Jersey St., Elizabeth NJ.

6. Prospective students must have successfully completed, transferred credit in, currently enrolled or registered in at Union County College the following co-requisite courses for NURE 130 (Introductory Nursing course at Trinitas School of Nursing) at the time of application submission:

Chemistry 114, Biology 105 and either English 101 or English 112.

7.  A minimum Union County College GPA of 2.5 is required. Students who have transferred all their co-requisite courses from other institutions will have a UCC GPA of 0.00. Although your application to Trinitas School of Nursing will be considered, your application may not be as strong as applicants who have taken their co- requisite courses at UCC.

Co-Requisite Courses
The following co-requisite courses mentioned above must have successfully completed, transferred credit in, currently enrolled or registered in at Union County College the following co-requisite courses for NURE 130 at the time of application submission:
Chemistry 114, Biology 105 and either English 101 or English 112.

Successful completion of these courses is required before progressing to NURE 131.

A minimum grade of C is required for all science curriculum courses.

When to Apply: 

Spring semester application dates:
• The Generic RN Applications are accepted between November 1 and November 30.
• Admission notifications can be expected by December 15th.
• Applicant acceptance date by December 22nd.

Fall semester application dates:
• The Generic RN Applications are accepted between June 1 and June 30th.
• Admission notifications can be expected by July 15.
• Applicant decision date by July 22.

Application
Click here for all application information and application. Applications are reviewed using a ranking score calculation that is based on your Union County College GPA, grade points, and your TEAS score.

Transfer Credit From Other Colleges and Universities
If a student completes any applicable science or general education courses at another college or university, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure Union County College receives official transcript evidence for the corresponding transfer credit to be entered on the Union County College transcript. Please also note the following:

> Official transcripts from other colleges must be sent to the Union County College Admission office for evaluation.

> The transcript evaluation process may take up to 6 weeks to be completed with the posting of equivalent courses to your Union County College transcript.

> The nursing program does not accept transfer credits for nursing coursework from other academic institutions.

> Students who have completed college level courses at an accredited college or university will be evaluated for transfer credit for up to 36 credits.

> A minimum grade of “C” or 70 is required to receive transfer credit for all general education courses.

> While transfer credits are accepted, students who have taken nursing curriculum courses at Union County College (UCC) will have priority ranking for Generic RN application consideration based on a UCC GPA and quality (grade) point calculation.

Academic Requirements
Students are required to maintain a minimum grade of “C+” in each nursing course and a “C” grade for all science courses. A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for entrance into all Nursing (NURE) courses. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for all students re-entering the nursing sequence. All nursing students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 while enrolled in the nursing program.

A maximum of seven (7) semesters are permitted to complete the generic track from the date of entering NURE 130.