Since 1969, more than 5,200 students have graduated from the Sinclair Associate Degree Nursing program. Due to the high quality and excellent reputation of the program, Sinclair Community College Nursing graduates continue to enjoy successful nursing careers. The Nursing Program also offers advanced placement for Licensed Practical Nurses.
Nursing is a challenging and satisfying profession where one person can make a difference in the lives of others. This program prepares registered nurses who will provide nursing care in a competent, caring manner.
Registered nurses function as providers of nursing care, patient teachers, communicators, managers of patient care and members of the profession. The responsibilities of a 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.
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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, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure.
The Nursing program is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters on a full-time basis. The curriculum may be taken on a part time basis, but the nursing courses must be taken in sequence. This degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. Details on eligibility for the limited enrollment courses can be found online in the Nursing Student Handbook.
Advanced Placement (LPNs, Military, and Nursing Transfer Students): Sinclair offers an advance placement into the nursing program for qualified Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or equivalent military experience. After successful completion of the transition course (NSG 1500), students will receive articulated credit for ALH 1101, NSG 1400 and NSG 1450. Additionally, NSG 1200 and the science elective will be waived. Those students will continue to NSG 1600/1650. Students transferring from other nursing programs must meet criteria outlined in the online Nursing Student Handbook.
Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.View Full Program Details
The Sinclair Community College Associate Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, and holds full approval by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing.