Graduation Requirements

BSN-A Degree
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in the BSN-A option include meeting all of the following requirements:
  • Fulfill the course requirements for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum
  • Meet all 52 credits of prerequisite general education requirements
  • Complete all nursing coursework at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Earn a minimum of 69 semester hours in nursing with a "C" (2.0) cumulative grade point average which includes a grade of "C" or above in each required nursing course
  • Meet all financial obligations incurred with the College
  • Attain a passing score on the standardized nursing assessment test
  • Be recommended by faculty and approved by the College Governing Board to graduate
No degree will be awarded until all requirements are met.

Standardized Assessment Test for ASN Graduation

A standardized nursing assessment test, the ATI Comprehensive Predictor, is a graduation requirement for the ASN degree. The ATI Comprehensive Predictor must be passed in order to graduate and, therefore, before taking the NCLEX-RN examination. If a student does not pass the ATI Comprehensive Predictor on the first attempt, he/she will be required to take the Virtual ATI (VATI). When the VATI proctor releases the student to take the NCLEX-RN, graduation requirements will be fulfilled. The minimum required score for passing is a 95% probability and is based on national norms. The assessment test is given before commencement in May.

 


 
BSN-B Degree
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in the BSN-B option include meeting all of the following requirements:
  • Fulfill the course requirements of the BSN-B curriculum option of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Complete the last 35 semester hours of nursing at the College
  • Earn a minimum of 122 semester hours of credit attaining a "C" (2.0) cumulative grade point average which includes a "C" or above in each required nursing and general education course
  • Meet all financial obligations incurred with the college
  • Be recommended by faculty and approved by the College Governing Board to graduate
  • Attain a passing score on the standardized nursing assessment test BSN-A and BSN-B Graduates
Standardized Assessment Test Requirement For BSN-B Graduates
A standardized nursing assessment test, the ATI Comprehensive Predictor, must be passed as a requirement in order to graduate and, therefore, before taking the NCLEX-RN. The minimum required score for passing is a 95% probability and is based on national norms. The assessment test is given during the NUR A420 course. If a student does not pass the ATI Comprehensive Predictor on the first attempt, he/she will be required to take the ATI Comprehensive predictor a second time. Note: the student is encouraged to take the ATI Comprehensive Predictor a second time for experience taking NCLEX-RN type questions even if the first attempt was passed at a 95% probability level. If a student does not pass the ATI Comprehensive Predictor on the second attempt, he/she will be required to take the Virtual ATI (VATI). The VATI will then release the student to graduate and take the NCLEX-RN.

 



BSN-C Degree
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in the BSN-C option include meeting all of the following requirements:
  • Fulfill the course requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum
  • Complete the last 19 semester hours in Nursing at the College
  • Earn a minimum of 122 semester hours of credit attaining a "C" (2.0) cumulative grade point average which includes a "C" or above in each required nursing and general education course in the curriculum
  • Meet all financial obligations incurred with the College
  • Be recommended by faculty and approved by the College Governing Board to graduate