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What if I have started in a different nursing program, can I transfer into the Sinclair Limited Enrollment Nursing Program?

The Sinclair Nursing Program does have a policy for transfer students outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook online. To explore transfer options, please contact the Academic Advising office at or emailing Academic Advising at .

Is the Sinclair Nursing program a two-year program?
  • The RN Track program is designed, if taken on a full-time basis, to be completed in a total of five (5) semesters, which includes the general education requirements. The only nursing course consistently offered in the summer is NSG 1200: Introduction to Nursing course, which may be taken by any student interested in learning more about the program and profession, as well as to assist students with preparing to start the nursing courses.
  • The LPN-RN Track program is designed, if taken on a full-time basis, to be completed in a total of four (4) semesters.
What are the eligibility requirements for the Limited Enrollment Nursing program?

The requirements for the LPN-RN and RN tracks are located in the Nursing Student Handbook online. Students interested in nursing must meet with an academic advisor to review the eligibility requirements.

What are the prerequisite courses if I am an LPN and completing the LPN-RN track?

There are no prerequisite courses for the LPN-RN Track. To be eligible for the Advanced Placement LPN track students must meet the criteria outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook online.

I have met the requirements for the limited enrollment nursing courses, what do I do now?

Once you have met the eligibility requirements, you must meet with your academic advisor who will verify eligibility and notify the nursing department. The nursing department will then send a letter to the address on file for the college confirming your eligibility and placement on the waiting list. If you believe you have met the requirements and have not received your letter from the nursing department, please contact your academic advisor. It is also important that you maintain correct contact information. Information can be updated online at: Registration and Student Records

I am currently on the waiting list, how will I know when I can begin the limited enrollment nursing courses?

Students are invited to start the limited enrollment nursing courses each fall and spring semester. Letters are mailed to the address on file for the college to each student invited to begin the limited enrollment courses during the semester prior to the actual start date. It is also important that you maintain correct contact information. Information can be updated at online at

Is there a waiting list for the limited enrollment nursing program?

Yes. Currently, students are able to take the first Nursing (NSG) courses within approximately 1-2 semesters of attaining eligibility to begin the limited enrollment nursing courses. Specific information is sent in writing as students become eligible for the limited enrollment courses.

My name, address, phone number, and/or email has changed, what do I do?

It is critical that students maintain accurate contact information through the program. Students must contact student records to update their information or update online at

Does the Sinclair Nursing Program lead to the RN credential?

Yes. Sinclair Nursing graduates are eligible to take the N-CLEX RN examination developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. See the section of the Nursing Handbook online to learn about background checks prior to taking the N-CLEX RN examination, as mandated by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

How much time will I spend on nursing coursework?

Most courses in the program require a 3-4 day/week commitment for class, lab and clinical experiences. Students should also plan for additional time outside of class for skills practice, homework and assignments, and testing.

How many students are invited to start the limited enrollment nursing program?

Approximately 90 LPN and RN track students begin enrollment in NSG limited enrollment courses each fall and spring semester.

+ Can I accelerate the course work?

No. The Nursing program is designed so that each course builds on the course work from the previous semester. The limited enrollment nursing courses must be taken in sequence.

Can I attend part-time?

Many students complete all non-nursing courses on a part-time basis before beginning the limited enrollment nursing course sequence. Limited enrollment clinical nursing courses require more time than non-nursing courses as three hours of clinical time are equal to one hour of class time. Also, faculty give many assignments that require additional time in the nursing learning labs. Therefore, the amount of time “part-time” nursing students spend on course work often exceeds their expectations.

+ I am a Certified Medical Assistant, do I have to take the State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) course?

Yes. While there may be some repetition in objectives, your MA courses will not have prepared you to perform bed baths, change occupied beds, perform Intake and outputs, etc.

+ Do I have to be a Certified Nurse Aid (CNA)?

No. We only require that you have successfully completed a STNA course.

+ Is there a way for me to by-pass the waiting list?

Students that meet the specific criteria for Accelerated Admission for Academic Achievement (AAAA) outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook may qualify for accelerated admission. Please contact your academic advisor for details.

+ I have taken various communication courses, such as public speaking. Do I still need Interpersonal Communication?


What if I complete all non-nursing courses in the curriculum and have still not started the Limited Enrollment Nursing courses?

Students who are not actively enrolled in courses may stay on the eligibility waiting list without penalty. Students who wish to continue to take courses should consider beginning coursework required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Academic advisors have information about these courses at Sinclair. Students can also visit the websites of area colleges and universities offering the BSN to determine specific general education requirements.

+ Do I have to continue to take classes while I am on the waiting list?

No. Once you are on the waiting list you are not required to take classes. However, many students use this time to complete non-nursing course requirements and courses toward their BSN.

+ How often is the waiting list updated?

The waiting list is updated after the start of classes each fall and spring semester. If you would like to confirm your spot send an email to several weeks after the start of the term.

+ Where will I go for clinical experiences?

The Sinclair Nursing program utilizes clinical sites in a wide variety of hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community agencies. Students must have reliable transportation options since they may travel as far as Atrium Medical Center (Middletown), Upper Valley Medical Center (Troy), and Greene Memorial Hospital (Xenia).

+ When do I see a Nursing Advisor?

Prior to entry into the limited enrollment nursing courses, a student will work with an academic advisor. Once the student begins the limited enrollment nursing courses, advising questions are directed to the nursing faculty and nursing department.

+ Will the Sinclair Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing from Sinclair transfer to BSN programs?

Yes. Most area colleges and universities have BSN completion programs for RN’s. The entire AAS degree transfers as a “block” of credit. This enables RN’s to achieve advanced placement and prevents repetition of coursework.