Nursing NUR.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 65 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nursing

What is "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, 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), ALH 1101, NSG 1200, 1400, and 1450, 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.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate caring behaviors when providing nursing care with respect for the diversity of each individual.
  • Incorporate current technology and nursing informatics to support evidence-based nursing judgment in the management of safe patient care.
  • Transition to the role of professional nurse within a legal and ethical scope that is guided by accepted standards of practice.
  • Establish therapeutic relationships to assist patients/families to meet outcomes related to health promotion, recovery from acute illness, management of chronic illness, and end of life care.
  • Synthesize interrelated concepts for quality patient care across the lifespan in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make nursing judgments and provide patient-centered nursing care of individuals and groups.

Career Opportunities

Registered nurses have a variety of employment opportunities. Workplace settings may include hospitals, extended care and long-term care facilities, rehabilitation programs, physicians’ offices, home health agencies and various types of clinics and outpatient services.

Transferability

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Prerequisites

  • ALH 1101 AND BIO 1141 AND ENG 1101 AND MAT 1130 AND NSG 1200
  • Restricted to Majors
  • and High school diploma or equivalency AND GPA 2.5 or greater AND Proficiency on all four areas of the TEAS exam AND Nurse aid training course or equivalent work experience

Credentials

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure.

Additional Information

Due to the transition in the curriculum plan, you are directed to the Nursing Student Handbook for details about the curriculum. The Nursing Student Handbook includes information related to Eligibility to Limited Enrollment Nursing Courses, Transfer Students, LPN Advanced Placement & Accelerated Admission for Academic Achievement (AAAA).

Preadmission Exam:

Students are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Specific information regarding the TEAS exam can be found in the current Nursing Student Handbook.

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Physical and/or Mental Requirements

Minimum acceptable physical and mental qualifications are based on a professional nursing position and the common essential functions of such a position, including the following:

  • Work in a standing position.
  • Frequent walking.
  • Lift and transfer patients up to six inches (6") from a stooped position, then push or pull the weight up to three feet (3').
  • Lift and transfer patients from a stooped to an upright position to accomplish bed-to chair and chair-to-bed transfers.
  • Physically apply up to ten pounds (10#) of pressure.
  • Respond and react immediately to verbal instructions/requests and to auditory signals from monitoring equipment: perform auditory auscultation without impediment.
  • Participate in a 12-hour clinical shift.
  • Perform close and distance visual activities involving objects, persons, and paperwork, as well as discriminate depth and color perception.
  • Discriminate between sharp/dull and hot/cold when using hands.
  • Perform accurate mathematical calculations for medication preparation and administration.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using appropriate grammar, vocabulary, and word usage.
  • Documentation of all immunizations must be current. Specific immunization requirements can be found in the current Nursing Student Handbook.

If you have questions regarding these requirements, please contact the department at nursingdepartment@sinclair.edu or 937-512-2848.

Any applicant to or student in the Nursing Program who has a disability and thinks he or she may need reasonable accommodations to be able to meet these qualifications should register with Sinclair's Department of Disability Services.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 2202 General Pharmacology 3
BIO 1141 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 1242 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II 4
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1130 Allied Health Mathematics 3
NSG 1200 Introduction to Nursing 1
NSG 1400 Health & Illness I: Foundational Concepts in Nursing 7
NSG 1450 Professional Nursing I: Introduction to the Role of the Professional Nurse 2
NSG 1600 Health & Illness II: Health & Wellness Concepts 7
NSG 1650 Professional Nursing II: Healthcare System Concepts 2
NSG 2400 Health & Illness III: Concepts in Managing Complex Care 7
NSG 2450 Professional Nursing III: Leadership & Management of Care 2
NSG 2600 Concept Synthesis 8
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
(BIO 2205 OR CHE 1111) 4
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Program Accreditation Information

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, and approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing.


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