LPN-To-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.

The LPN-to-RN track:

  • For students who currently possess a valid LPN license and would like to become a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Will take 15 months 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

  • The LPN-RN program track is offered in the evening. Weekend clinical options are available based upon seat availability.
  • Evening students start and end times vary per course
  • Weekend clinical experience start and end times vary per course

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.

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. New Requirement: As of Fall 2021 semester, all LPN-RN applicants must 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 LPN-RN application.

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. Pre-requisite courses must be reflected on applicants Union County College as completed or transferred in at the time of application submission: Biology 105, Biology 106, Biology 108, Chemistry 114, Psychology 101, Psychology 204, Sociology 101, Humanities (6 credits), English 101 (or English 112)  and English 102.

7. A minimum Union County College GPA of 2.5 is required.

8.  You must possess a valid, unencumbered LPN license.

Pre-Requisite Courses
Prospective students must have successfully completed the above mentioned pre-requisite courses to be considered. Biology 105, Biology 106, Biology 108, Chemistry 114, Psychology 101, Psychology 204, Sociology 101, Humanities (6 credits), English 101 (or English 112) and English 102.

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

When to Apply

Spring semester application dates:

  • Applications are not accepted for the Spring semester for the LPN-RN track.

Fall semester application dates:

  • The LPN-RN application is accepted between June 1 through June 30th.
  • Admission notifications can be expected by July 10.
  • Applicant acceptance date by July 15.

Application
Click here for application information and application. Applications are reviewed using a ranking score calculation that is based on your Union County College GPA, TEAS score and your grade points. For students who do not have a UCC GPA, your application will be considered but please be aware that applicants with a UCC GPA will be ranked higher.

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 NURE 211 invitation consideration based on a UCC GPA, TEAS score 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.