PRE-NURSING

Deerfield, IL


WHY STUDY PRE-NURSING AT TIU?

As a nurse, being well-rounded in your training will make you stand out in your skills and care for others. At TIU, you will have the opportunity to not only take your core nursing courses, but also delve into biblical studies, psychology, and philosophy. Once you complete your program, you will be prepared not only for more advanced studies but also to put your skills to use in ministry or on the mission field.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most Pre-Nursing students complete their degrees in 2 years. Requirements total 64 hours. This includes 31 hours of science and mathematics, 12 hours of social sciences, 9 hours of humanities, 9 hours of biblical studies, and 3 hours of supporting courses. This is a recommended two-year program for students transferring to a Bachelor of Science nursing program at another institution.

DID YOU KNOW?

Trinity is home to the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, which will provide you the opportunity to interact with difficult issues related to bioethics through specialized coursework and attending seminars and lectures hosted by the center.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The pre-nursing program is a recommended two-year program for students transferring to a Bachelor of Science nursing program at another institution. During your two years at Trinity, you will lay a solid foundation for nursing with courses in biology and human anatomy, psychology and human development as well as critical thinking, writing and biblical studies.

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

COURSEWORK:

Requirements total 64 hours. This includes 31 hours of science and mathematics, 12 hours of social sciences, 9 hours of humanities, 9 hours of biblical studies, and 3 hours of supporting courses. This is a recommended two-year program for students transferring to a Bachelor of Science nursing program at another institution. In this program, you can take courses such as:

  • Essentials of Organic Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Bioethics
  • Microbiology

Pre-Nursing Courses

SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS COURSES
Course Title Credits
BIO 111 General Biology 4 hours
BIO 310 Microbiology 4 hours
BIO 340 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hours
BIO 341 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours
BE 474X
OR
BE 476X
Introduction to Bioethics
OR
Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
3 hours
CH 103 Introduction to Chemistry 4 hours
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry 4 hours
MA 280X Introductory Statistics 3 hours
SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSES
Course Title Credits
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3 hours
PSY 335
OR
PSY 339
Child Development
OR
Adult Development
3 hours
SOC 101
OR
BUS 103
Introduction to Sociology
OR
Introduction to Economics
3 hours
HUMANITIES COURSES
Course Title Credits
ENG 111 Critical Thinking and Writing 3 hours
PH 180 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours
Electives in Fine Arts 3 hours
INTERDISCIPLINARY & BIBLICAL STUDIES COURSES
Course Title Credits
IDS 150 Foundations of Christian Thinking and Living 3 hours
BI 101 Understanding the Old Testament 3 hours
BI 111 Understanding the New Testament 3 hours
SUPPORTING COURSES
Course Title Credits
HPW 180 Introduction to Health and Wellness 3 hours
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED COURSES
Course Title Credits
HPW 180 Introduction to Health and Wellness 3 hours
Foreign Language Elective
(2 semester at college level or competency demonstrated by exam)
Total Hours 60 hours

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nurse Anesthetist Critical Care Nurse
Certified Nurse Midwife Legal Nurse Consultant
Surgical Nurse Hospice Nurse
Pediatric Nurse Palliative Care Nurse

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