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Nursing NUR.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 65 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nursing
Effective as of Fall 2015

What is the program about?

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), students will receive articulated credit for ALH 1101, NSG 1400 and NSG 1450. Additionally, NSG 1200 and the science elective 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. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

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.


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


  • 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 aide training course or equivalent work experience


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

Additional Information

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). The ACT or SAT may be accepted if the test was completed within two (2) years of meeting the eligibility requirements, and the score meets the minimum requirements. Specific information regarding preadmission exams can be found in the current Nursing Student Handbook.

Background checks:

students are required to have both Ohio and Federal background checks prior
to starting the program’s limited enrollment courses
in order to meet the
requirements of agencies providing clinical experiences. The Ohio Board of
Nursing also requires a criminal background check at the time of graduation to
be eligible to take the licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). Instructions on obtaining
a BCI background check at Sinclair can be found at
You can also visit the Background Check Requirements for registered nursing
licensure at

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
  • 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 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.


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
(BIO 2205 OR CHE 1111) 4
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
(MAT 1130 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective) 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: Health & Wellness Concepts 7
NSG 2450 Professional Nursing III: Leadership & Management of Care 2
NSG 2600 Concept Synthesis 8
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

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.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.