Make a Difference in the Lives of Others… Become a Nurse with Sinclair
Nursing is a challenging and satisfying profession where one person can truly make a difference in the lives of others. Our department strives to help you become registered nurses, providing quality nursing care in a competent, caring manner. Since 1969, the Sinclair Community College’s nursing program has graduated thousands of students.
With accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, approval by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing, and due to the high quality and excellent reputation of the program in the Dayton area and beyond, our nursing graduates continue to enjoy very successful nursing careers.
This program might be for you if:
- You would like to work in the fast-paced, high energy medical field.
- You are a person who enjoys meeting and helping other people.
- You enjoy working with a diverse population, performing a variety of tasks.
- You want to gain new skills that are in demand across the country.
Registered nurses function as providers of nursing care, patient teachers, communicators, managers of patient care and members of the profession. The responsibilities of an RN make it necessary for you to be prepared as a conscientious person who is well organized, able to make logical decisions, able to function effectively under pressure, and maintain a high energy level. Sinclair’s nursing program is specially designed to give graduates the experience necessary to succeed and the knowledge to excel while pursuing certifications and taking nursing board exams, such as the NCLEX.
In addition to our associate degree program, our nursing department also offers continuing education courses available to registered nurses and some nursing students. These courses are designed to reinforce previous learning, increase knowledge and develop technical skills in nursing specialty areas. Sinclair also offers an advanced placement into the nursing program for qualified licensed practical nurses (LPN).
Associate of Applied Science - Nursing
The nursing program prepares students to meet the health needs of a diverse population in a variety of dynamic community environments. The curriculum is divided among nursing theory, nursing clinical practice, general education and the sciences, where students participate in classroom activities and clinical experiences. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure.
An individual must be accepted into the nursing program to enroll in nursing classes. The five-semester curriculum may be taken on a part-time basis, but nursing courses must be taken in sequence. General education courses may be taken before admission to the nursing program, prior to the semester required or within the semester required. A grade point average of 2.5 is required to enter the nursing program. A grade of C is required in all nursing courses and the required general education courses. An overal grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to continue in the program. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required for graduation.
Advanced Placement for LPNs
Sinclair offers advanced placement into the nursing program for qualified LPNs. Licensed Practical Nurses may substitute BIO 2211 for BIO 1141 and 1242 and may receive advanced placement credit for ALH 1101, NSG 1100, 1101 and 1102 upon successful completion of NSG 1130 and NSG 1131. For more information, contact the Academic Advising Center at 937-512-3700.
Interested in learning more about this degree program?
- View the nursing degree curriculum now »
- Visit the Nursing Web site »
- Find related occupational information and regional openings using Career Coach
- Talk with an admissions counselor by calling 1-800-315-3000 or visiting one of our convenient locations.
Please note: Sinclair’s nursing program has a waiting list of students interested in entering the program. With the program’s excellent reputation for quality and affordability, many students apply for the program each year. Currently, students are able to take the first nursing (NSG) courses within approximately four to six semesters after attaining program eligibility.
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*Program Accreditation Information
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, and approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing.
Nurse Aide Training
ALH 120 - Nurse Aide Training (6 credit hours)
The Nurse Aide Training (NAT) program prepares the student to become a nurse aide in Ohio's healthcare facilities. This program is balanced between classroom and clinical skills training and provides a meaningful, practical skill development opportunity. As required by the State of Ohio, this course consists of 78 clock hours of nurse aid training and competency evaluation by the state. With five hours of lecture, one hour of laboratory experience and two-and-a-half hours of clinical training per week, students are sufficiently prepared with knowledge of the nursing-related services for patients or residents in a long term care facility.
At the conclusion of the NAT program, the nurse aide will receive a certificate and be eligible to take the required written and skills state certification test.
If you are interested in learning more about or applying to enter this program, please contact the Academic Advising Center, located on the third floor of Building 11, Room 11346, or contact the Nurse Aid Training Office, located on the lower level (floor 0) of Building 1, Room 1031, at Sinclair’s Dayton location.
Academic Advising Center
Nurse Aid Training OfficePhone: (937) 512-2484
Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »
Articulation & Transfer Agreements
Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »
Sinclair Community College has worked to develop program-specific agreements to assist you in a more seamless process when transferring from a specific Sinclair degree program to a bachelor’s degree program in the same area of study.
Programs & Articulation Agreements
Nursing, Associate of Applied Science
Articulation agreements are in place for transfer to:
- Morehead State University (Nursing)
- Wright State University (Nursing)
Transferring Individual Classes
In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, even some of those included in the nursing programs, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »
While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.
Your transfer opportunities
- Antioch University McGregor
- Franklin University
- Kaplan University
- Ohio Dominican University
- Ohio University
- Purdue University
- Strayer University
- Wilberforce University
- Wright State University
- and more…
Ohio Transfer Module
The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.
Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module…
Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.
Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the nursing program, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair:
- Allied Health
- Dental Health Sciences
- Emergency Medical Services
- Exercise, Nutrition and Sports Sciences
- Fire Science Technology
- Health Information Management
- Medical Assistant Technology
- Mental Health Technology
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Radiologic Technology
- Respiratory Care
- Surgical Technology