62.0-73.0 Credit Hours
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 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 overall 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 an advance placement into the nursing program for qualified Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). LPNs may substitute BIO 2211 for BIO 1141 and 1242. After successful completion of the LPN Transition courses (NSG 1130 & 1131), ALH 1101, NSG 1100, 1101, and 1102 will be waived. Those students will continue to NSG 2200. For more information, contact the Academic Advising Center at (937)512-3700.
Prerequisites: Approval of Department
- Apply principles of effective and therapeutic communication with patients, families and members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
- Demonstrate use of technology to access and manage information for safe and quality care.
- Implement teaching that is effective in promoting health or preventing illness.
- Plan and deliver nursing care to a group of patients in collaboration with other registered nurses and the interdisciplinary team.
- Implement nursing care that promotes balance in human responses to actual or potential health problems.
- Demonstrate safe performance of required nursing skills within cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains.
- Demonstrate caring behaviors in providing patient-centered nursing care.
- Apply best current evidence and critical thinking to the steps of the nursing process to make clinical judgments related to nursing care.
- Assume responsibility and accountability for meeting ethical, legal and quality standards of the profession.
- Acknowledge the influence of diversity on patients, families and members of the health care team.