Program Information

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Trinitas School of Nursing
40 West Jersey Street, 3rd floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Phone – 908-659-5203
Fax – 908-659-5201
Dean – Roseminda Santee, DNP, MA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, ANEF

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

The Trinitas School of Nursing program is approved and accredited by:

New Jersey State Board of Nursing
PO Box 45010, Newark, New Jersey, 07101

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Trinitas School of Nursing/Union College nursing program is continuing accreditation.

Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
The School of Nursing is recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in the category of Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development from 2008-2024.

Union College
Accredited by: Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Trinitas School of Nursing Goals

The School will:

  • Graduate an entry level nurse who can practice in a variety of health care settings.
  • Produce a graduate who is successful in passing the NCLEX-RN examination on the first attempt.
  • Engage in a contractual agreement with Union College to offer the student a program that leads to a Diploma in Nursing and an Associate in Science degree.
  • Provide opportunities for seamless academic progression.
  • Utilize existing facilities, institutions, and resources while seeking out opportunities for expansion.
  • Provide educational access to a diverse student population that is representative of the community.
  • Collaborate with community agencies to meet identified nursing education and/or health care needs.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

The Graduate will:

  • Provide compassionate and coordinated patient centered care recognizing the patient as the source of control and as a full care partner with respect to their individual preferences, values and needs.
  • Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
  • Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values when making clinical decisions in the delivery of optimal health care.
  • Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

School Of Nursing Program Outcomes

  • Trinitas School of Nursing NCLEX-RN licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first time test takers for the 12 month period January 1 – December 31st.
  • 50% of the students who begin the first nursing course will graduate from the program within 150% of the time frame allotted for the program track (Generic RN or LPN-To-RN).
  • 80% of Trinitas School of Nursing graduates will report satisfaction with program effectiveness as agree or strongly agree as per the Graduate Survey.
  • 80% of Trinitas School of Nursing graduates who are seeking employment will obtain a nursing position within 12 months of graduation as per the Job Placement Survey.