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Make a Difference in the Lives of Others… Become a Nurse with Sinclair

Nursing is a challenging and satisfying profession where one person can truly make a difference in the lives of others. Our department strives to help you become registered nurses, providing quality nursing care in a competent, caring manner. Since 1969, the Sinclair Community College’s nursing program has graduated thousands of students.

With accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), approval by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing, and due to the high quality and excellent reputation of the program in the Dayton area and beyond, our nursing graduates continue to enjoy very successful nursing careers.

This program might be for you if:

  • You would like to work in the fast-paced, high energy medical field.
  • You are a person who enjoys meeting and helping other people.
  • You enjoy working with a diverse population, performing a variety of tasks.
  • You want to gain new skills that are in demand across the country.

Registered nurses function as providers of nursing care, patient teachers, communicators, managers of patient care and members of the profession. The responsibilities of an RN make it necessary for you to be prepared as a conscientious person who is well organized, able to make logical decisions, able to function effectively under pressure, and maintain a high energy level. Sinclair’s nursing program is specially designed to give graduates the experience necessary to succeed and the knowledge to excel while pursuing certifications and taking nursing board exams, such as the NCLEX.

In addition to our associate degree program, our nursing department also offers continuing education courses available to registered nurses and some nursing students. These courses are designed to reinforce previous learning, increase knowledge and develop technical skills in nursing specialty areas. Sinclair also offers an advanced placement into the nursing program for qualified licensed practical nurses (LPN).

Important Information about Life and Health Sciences Programs: The Life and Health Sciences (LHS) Programs consist of open enrollment (general education and division specific courses) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each LHS program's webpage.

Degree Programs

Nursing - Associate of Applied Science

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 activities 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 six (6) 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. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses. A grade of C or higher in all program courses and an overall GPA of 2.0 is required to continue in this course of study.

Advanced Placement for LPNs:

Sinclair offers an advance placement into the nursing program for qualified Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). LPNs may substitute BIO 2211 for BIO 1141 and 1242. After successful completion of the LPN Transition courses (NSG 1130 & 1131), ALH 1101, NSG 1100, 1101, and 1102 will be waived. Those students will continue to NSG 2200. For more information, contact the Academic Advising Center at (937)512-3700.

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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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Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the nursing program, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: