Admission to the Trinitas School of Nursing

Prior to applying to the Trinitas School of Nursing, prospective students must apply to Union County College as a Health Science major. Students then apply directly to the School of Nursing for the specific program track for which they are interested. NURE 130 (Generic Track) Enrollment Consideration applications are accepted twice a year (May and November) during a pre-determined time frame. LPN-RN track enrollment applications are accepted starting in January of each year for Fall class enrollment. Please refer to the Trinitas School of Nursing Catalog for more information on the admission process. http://www.trinitasschoolofnursing.org/misc/TSON_School_Catalog.pdf

For information on the Union County College admission process: https://www.ucc.edu/admissions/admissions- or call 908-709-7596/908-709-7135 (Cranford Campus) or 908-965-6050 (Elizabeth Campus).

To access a Union County College online application:

https://apply.ucc.edu/Ellucian.ERecruiting.Web.External/pages/welcome.aspx

All students seeking enrollment into the Trinitas School of Nursing are encouraged to meet with a Union County College Advisor and will be directed to declare Health Science as their major with the intent to apply to the Trinitas School of Nursing. Please refer to the curriculum plans for the nursing program track you are interested in applying for. Advisors can provide students with guidance on course selection and answer questions regarding the nursing program. One Stop Advising Centers are available on all 3 of the Union County College campuses. No appointments are necessary. https://www.ucc.edu/campus-life/advising-career-and-transfer/

Students must complete the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for the School of Nursing:

Generic RN Program Track (NURE 130) Admission Requirements (Fall and Spring Admission)

  • Co-Requisite Courses: Prospective students must have successfully completed or be in progress with the co-requisite courses for NURE 130 at the time of application submission. CHE 114, BIO 105, and ENG 101 or ENG 112 are the co-requisite courses with NURE 130. Successful completion of these courses is required before progressing to NURE 131. A minimum grade of C is required for all science curriculum courses. 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 NURE 130 application submission.
  • Information Session: Must attend a Trinitas Nursing Information Session prior to application submission. Students must pre-register for an Information Session, please refer to the Trinitas School of Nursing website home page and click on the Information Session tab.
  • GPA: A minimum Union County College GPA of 2.5 is required at the time of application submission (if student does not have a Union County College GPA, the high school GPA will be used if student is within a year from high school graduation).
  • TEAS Exam: Complete the ATI TEAS Admission Exam with a minimum cumulative score of 50%. Student must pre-register for the TEAS exam, please refer to the Trinitas School of Nursing website home page and click on the TEAS tab for more information.
Enrollment into NURE 130 is by invitation only and based on the following criteria:
  • The number of available NURE 130 seats per semester.
  • The status of co-requisite courses.
  • A ranking score calculation based on Union County College GPA and quality (grade) points and TEAS score.
  • A minimum Union County College GPA of 2.5. (if student does not have a Union County College GPA, the high school GPA will be used if student is within a year from high school graduation).
Note: Nursing courses are highly challenging and may require many hours of study time for successful completion. It is highly recommended that students complete all science and general education courses prior to seeking enrollment in NURE 130, especially if the student continues to work while attending nursing school.

Note: Applicants with two or more nursing course failures from another nursing program will not be considered for admission.

LPN-RN Program Track (Fall Admission Only)


Application for enrollment consideration for the LPN-RN track requires the following:

  • Successful completion of all pre-requisite general education and science curriculum course work. A minimum grade of C is required for all general education and science curriculum courses. (All completed courses must be posted to Union County College transcript prior to application submission).
  • Union County College GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Attendance at a Trinitas School of Nursing Information Session prior to submitting LPN-RN track enrollment application.
  • Valid unencumbered LPN license.
LPN-RN track enrollment applications are accepted starting in January of each year for Fall class enrollment. LPN-RN track applications are available at the School of Nursing office (Third floor, Room 324) or online at trinitasschoolofnursing.org.

Note: Applicants with two or more nursing class failures in another LPN-RN program will not be considered for admission.

All students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 while enrolled in nursing courses.


College Placement Testing
After completing a Union County College admission application, students are required to take the College Placement Test through the Placement Testing Center at Union County College. If a student's test results indicate the need for developmental course work, the recommended non-credit courses must be completed satisfactorily before registering for college credit courses. Waivers for placement testing and advanced standing credit for English Composition are in accordance with the Union County College policy. Please contact the Union County One Stop Advising Offices on any of the campuses for more information on College Placement testing.

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. 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.

Please note, while transfer credits are accepted, students who have taken nursing curriculum courses at Union County College (UCC) will have priority ranking for NURE 130 invitation consideration based on a UCC GPA and quality (grade) point calculation.

Note: Transfer applicants with two or more failures in a nursing course at another college or nursing school will not be considered for admission to the Trinitas School of Nursing.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation
Foreign transcripts will require an evaluation by World Education Services a n d will need a course-by-course review if the applicant is seeking advanced standing and/or transfer credit. Please contact a Union County College advisor for more information on foreign transcript evaluation. https://www.ucc.edu/admissions/meet-the-advising-team/

Academic Advisement

All students seeking enrollment into Trinitas School of Nursing are encouraged to meet with a Union County College Advisor and will be directed to declare Health Science as their major with the intent to apply to the Trinitas School of Nursing. Please refer to the curriculum plans for the nursing program track you are interested in applying for. Advisors can provide students with guidance on course selection and answer questions regarding the nursing program. One Stop Advising Centers are available on all 3 of the Union County College campuses. No appointments are necessary.

https://www.ucc.edu/campus-life/advising-career-and-transfer/