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Nursing NUR.S.BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 120 - 121 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nursing
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is designed to fill a workforce need by optimizing the practice of registered (RN) nurses who have earned an associate degree in nursing. This RN to BSN completion degree builds upon students' previous nursing education as well as experience working as a registered nurse. Coursework contributes to a robust understanding of leadership in evidence-based, culturally responsive nursing care to promote health, prevent disease, and improve health outcomes in individuals and populations. Students must have graduated from an accredited pre-licensure nursing program and hold a valid, unencumbered, U.S. RN license.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of data analysis, methodologies, dissemination of evidence-based research, and clinical reasoning that yields improved patient outcomes.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and systems thinking to provide evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in the role of professional nurse, applying principles of cultural humility to nursing practice in a dynamic and diverse global society.
  • Apply knowledge, critical thinking, and decision-making skills in nursing leadership to promote health, disease prevention, and improve healthcare outcomes for individuals, families, and communities with dynamic and complex needs.

Career Opportunities

The bachelor's degree in nursing augments the foundational nursing degree to enhance clinical practice and improve outcomes for nurses working in direct patient care as well as nurses in leadership and management roles in which the minimum degree requirement is a bachelor's degree in nursing. The deficit of nurses without a bachelor's degree in nursing in the Dayton region is over 700.


  • Students must have graduated from a nationally accredited pre-licensure nursing program and hold a valid, unencumbered, U.S. RN license
  • and Students with a dismissed standing from Sinclair Community College are required to complete Sinclair's readmissions policy steps and be readmitted to the college prior to applying for the BSN program. Contact Academic Advising to learn more.


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 2202 General Pharmacology 3
ALH 2220 Pathophysiology 3
BIO 1141 (Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I) AND BIO 1242 (Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II) AND BIO 2205 (Microbiology) 12
CHE 1111 (Introduction to Chemistry I) OR CHE 1211 (General Chemistry I) 4 - 5
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
DIT 1525 Human Nutrition 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
HUM 1130 Humanity & the Challenge of Technology 3
MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
MAT 1450 Introductory Statistics 4
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
NSG 3101 Nursing Theory 2
NSG 3103 Nursing Evidence-Based Practice 3
NSG 4101 Community Nursing 3
NSG 4102 Cultural Competency 3
NSG 4110 Nursing Leadership 3
NSG 4120 RN to BSN Capstone 3
PHI 2206 Introduction to Ethics 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
PSY 2200 Lifespan Human Development 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2205 Social Problems 3
Nursing Elective 6
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Program Accreditation Information

Effective October 19, 2023, this program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on October 19, 2025.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

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.