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LOOKING INTO NURSING SCHOOLS. I AM SUPPOSE TO START UNION COUNTY COLLEGE IN SPRING OF 2008 BUT I WOULD LIKE SOME INFO ON TRINITAS SCHOOL OF NURSING IN ELIZABETH NJ FROM ANYONE WHO PREVIOUSLY... Read More

  1. by   RN20102010
    Quote from selamslm
    I c, thanx for the info. i also heard that 232 is easier compare to before i think that's because of failing ratio, hope that's true thou lol..

    It's different, the exams are not as hard as they used to but 232 is still complex lots of work.
  2. by   wanna b
    Hi, Im in Trinitas Just finished 130 and Chem. I have 3 kids and a hubby too. I will never forget what one of my remedial math teachers had said right around the time of finals, she said "I know you guys are real tired now and the holidays are upon us, the best advice I can give you is to fight thru this and remember to always FINISH STRONG!!!! go home study and do your best dont slack off and ruin your grade at the end of any semester"
    Im starting Nure131 in a few wks. and I'm def. real nervous b/c I don't know what to expect. I try not to listen to all the negativity out there because everyone is different and we all have different experiences. One of my nursing Prof. said " Yes this is a tough course and so is Mulenberg or any other program. Nursing is nursing wherever you go and we all have to learn the same info in the same amount of time. There is alot of info in the books and they don't expect you to read every chapter word for word. Learn to skim the words and get an idea of what's going on. She also said that" No, the prof. are not out to fail you, we are trying to make you great, competant nurses that can function on your own. All the prof. are aware of the comments and negativity being said about the school and they say its not true, JUST WORK HARD. They will yell at you and try to knock you down if you do something wrong. Don't get offended if you get yelled at doing something wrong, learn from it. I guarantee you won't make the same mistake twice. Doctors in the hosp. will yell at you and pressure you too and you have to be prepared to handle it and not break down and cry about it. (Cry behind closed doors. Don't let them see you sweat) If you have questions or don't understand something don't wait till the last minute until its too late."
    I hope this encourages anyone at any level. I am just begining too but sometimes words of encouragment is all someone needs to keep going. Sometimes alittle tough love is good too.. Good luck to everyone out there.
  3. by   Starchild
    wanna b,

    Thank you for the words of encouragement. I'm starting 130 next month and I am a little anxious, but ready to start. I have been watching skills videos and reviewing nursing math to prepare. I wish you lots of luck in 131 and you remaining classes.

    Happy New Year!
  4. by   wanna b
    Starchild,
    It's not that bad...really, it's alot of reading and memorizing terminology, just read what they give you then write it all down. Math is all formulas refresh yourself with basic math(add, sub, multi,division with decimals) make flash cards too! when you get tired and bored of it and feel like slacking off just read, read, read and dont stop.. btw start memorizing all the theorists and what they did ex. Nightingale,Johnson, Manslow etc.. If you need help with the math send me a privite message and i'll give u all the formulas just in case they don't give it to you. Good Luck
  5. by   RN20102010
    Passed my Boards 1st time around Feb 26th it's official!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you Trinitas School of NURSING
  6. by   thinking 34
    how is the area?thinking about admissions...LIVE IN QU
  7. by   thinking 34
    Tell me more about the pro please
  8. by   thinking 34
    Tell me more about the program please
  9. by   wanna b
    Thinking 34,
    I just got my final grade from Trinitas nursing 131 class and I am happy to say that I made it to 132!! I like the program so far everyone is helpful and nice. I too commute from the NY area and its not to terrible for me there is parking but traffic could be rough at times. This program is no joke it requires alot of time and dedication to reading and understanding the concept. I say go for it!!!!
  10. by   hotep328
    I have been reading the posts regarding Trinitas School of Nursing. I graduated in 2006. I received the Kellogg Scholarship and completed the program on time (without having to repeat or dropany course). I must agree that Trinitas is a very rigorous program. It is not for everyone. I see not much has change as I too walked away with the feeling that the instructors did not care about the students...AT ALL! Not your time, your money, your emotions, nothing! We were just a cash flow! Don't buy that "oh we are only trying to make you better line" because this can be done without all the nasty attitudes and mistreatment of students.
    I was so happy to be done. The only reason I continued the program was because of the scholarship. I vowed to myself that if I was given less than the B I needed to receive the scholarship, then I would move on with my original plan to go to law school because it would not be worth paying for those attitudes.
    My thing is...call a spade a spade! Don't be like those instructors at Trinitas...putting on a happy face, acting like everything is hunky doorie and tricking students into paying their money for those courses knowing full well they won't make it through. I actually think they do it on purpose...this is how they are profitable.

    But Good Luck to everyone who moves forward in what every you choose!
  11. by   CeceStar5
    Hello all,

    I will be attending Union County for the Fall Semester and I am interested in attending the Trinitas School of Nursing and I need some advice from those who are already in the program. Here is my situation:

    I applied online in May, waiting to hear from them for months (like an idiot)
    Finally decided to go down there.. I had to fill out an application again and transfer marticulation form.

    I am a NYC who is willing to pay any amount of money to get my RN degree
    I have a B.S. with all of my sciences, psych etc.
    I spoke to a counselor at UCC and the only classes I need to take is the nursing courses and one humanities course (which I dont think I need)-
    I was told that I have to take some classes at UCC to build a GPA with them to be considered for the program (which i believe is understandable)

    Did anyone take Nurse 130-131 together? Is that possible.
    How much did you guys pay for each nursing course, uniform etc?
  12. by   wanna b
    Quote from CeceStar5
    Hello all,

    I will be attending Union County for the Fall Semester and I am interested in attending the Trinitas School of Nursing and I need some advice from those who are already in the program. Here is my situation:

    I applied online in May, waiting to hear from them for months (like an idiot)
    Finally decided to go down there.. I had to fill out an application again and transfer marticulation form.

    I am a NYC who is willing to pay any amount of money to get my RN degree
    I have a B.S. with all of my sciences, psych etc.
    I spoke to a counselor at UCC and the only classes I need to take is the nursing courses and one humanities course (which I dont think I need)-
    I was told that I have to take some classes at UCC to build a GPA with them to be considered for the program (which i believe is understandable)

    Did anyone take Nurse 130-131 together? Is that possible.
    How much did you guys pay for each nursing course, uniform etc?

    Hi CeceStar5,
    Im in Trinitas and Im starting 132 in 2 weeks. No you cant take 130 and 131 together. I dont know what your GPA is but if a counselor said to take a few elective classes to bring it up then by all means do so. If your GPA is in the high 2's its not enough because if you get a C+ in your first nursing class that will drop your GPA too close to the 2.5, which is the minimum to stay in the class. If you end up taking the 2nd nursing class which is 8 credits with a lets say 2.7 GPA and get another C+ you just brought your GPA below the 2.5 and you cant continue to the next level. Get your GPA in the high 3's and you'll be fine.
    As far a tuition, Im out-of-state too and I just paid alittle over 5,700 for tuition( thats the same for everyone) and that did not include books. Uniform is 100 which includes 2 shirts and the most uncomfortable white pants(HAHA).
    Good luck to ya hope I answered your questions let me know if there's anything else!!!
  13. by   CeceStar5
    Quote from wanna b
    Hi CeceStar5,
    Im in Trinitas and Im starting 132 in 2 weeks. No you cant take 130 and 131 together. I dont know what your GPA is but if a counselor said to take a few elective classes to bring it up then by all means do so. If your GPA is in the high 2's its not enough because if you get a C+ in your first nursing class that will drop your GPA too close to the 2.5, which is the minimum to stay in the class. If you end up taking the 2nd nursing class which is 8 credits with a lets say 2.7 GPA and get another C+ you just brought your GPA below the 2.5 and you cant continue to the next level. Get your GPA in the high 3's and you'll be fine.
    As far a tuition, Im out-of-state too and I just paid alittle over 5,700 for tuition( thats the same for everyone) and that did not include books. Uniform is 100 which includes 2 shirts and the most uncomfortable white pants(HAHA).
    Good luck to ya hope I answered your questions let me know if there's anything else!!!


    Thanks for your reply. I really appreciate this. The counselor told me that because I have all the classes except for a humanities course and the nursing courses, I need to establish a GPA in Union. So I am going to work on getting a high GPA in their school.I really wanted to start in September but because of not knowing that their online application is useless I would have took courses in the summer. I thought that if you have all the required classes you would be able to start nursing courses right away. I am glad I was able to talk to other students to clarify. Since you are out of state as well. Did you have to take additional course or did you take require classes at the school?

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