Sinclair Community College is strengthening its efforts to prepare more students to meet the critical need for frontline workers by expanding its Nursing Program. Sinclair is increasing the annual capacity of its Nursing Associate of Applied Science Degree Program from 144 students to 162 (81 per semester) beginning Spring Term 2022.
“Delivering high-quality nursing education is Sinclair’s expertise and by increasing the number of students in our Nursing Program, Sinclair is playing an integral role in filling the growing need for skilled workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 global pandemic,” said Dr. Rena Sebor, Dean – Sinclair College Health Sciences Division. “Sinclair College is in constant communication with our hospital partners, and we consistently adjust and enhance our programs to meet the needs of the workforce and community.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent through 2029. In the Dayton region, there are approximately 14,000 nurses. Currently, over 1,000 new nurses are needed annually across our region.
Sinclair’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing curriculum is divided among nursing theory, nursing clinical practice, general education, and the sciences. Students participate in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences.
Since 2016, 728 students have graduated from Sinclair College with Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Nursing. Many of those graduates are currently working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Information about Sinclair’s Nursing Program is available at: sinclair.edu/nursing.