60.0-70.0 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.
The Nursing program is designed to be completed in six (6) 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. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses. A grade of C or higher in all program courses and an overall GPA of 2.0 is required to continue in this course of study.
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.