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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Nursing (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Health Sciences

Health Sciences degree programs consist 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. The limited enrollment courses are offered during the technical portion of the program that includes clinical, practicum, or professional practice experience. The technical section of a program has restrictions on the number of students that may start the limited enrollment courses each term (or year), based on space availability and accreditor guidelines, for example, objective quantitative factors. As a result of this limited class size, there may be a waiting period between completion of the prerequisites and other program requirements for entry into the limited enrollment courses, and the start of those courses. Some programs have instituted a competitive selection process for entry to the limited enrollment/restricted courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet found on the Health Sciences webpage: http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/divisions/hs/

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Program Prerequisites
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Description:

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cells, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130

Corequisites: BIO 1147 BIO 1147

Description: Lab for the first course in a two semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body.

Corequisites: BIO 1141

Description: Explores nursing as a personal career choice. An overview of practice areas, essential functions, basic ethical and legal responsibilities and professional behaviors expected of registered nurses and nursing students. Topics include history of nursing practice, the art and science of nursing, legal and ethics, professional behaviors, and basic medical terminology. This is a fully online course.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Solve health science applications; convert within and between metric, household and apothecary systems; read and interpret health science labels and graphs; calculate and apply statistical concepts; solve problems involving parenteral, pediatric and/or intravenous administration and dosage calculations. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Students should contact their Academic Advisor to discuss the recommended MAT course. Choose from MAT 1130, MAT 1450 or any Mathematics, Statistic & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 list. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: Introduces program and foundational nursing concepts and nursing process. Utilizes knowledge from general education courses to assist students to plan and implement nursing care of individuals across the lifespan. Develops communication, assessment and basic psychomotor skills. Total clock hours for theory: 45; Total planned clinical hours: 67.5; total planned lab hours: 112.5; Clinical and lab hours combined: 180 hours.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall and Spring only

Prerequisites: ALH 1101 and ALH 1101 and BIO 1141 and BIO 1141 and ENG 1101 and ENG 1101 and MAT 1130 and MAT 1130 and NSG 1200 and NSG 1200 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Description: Introduces the scope and practice of the nursing profession. Examines the role of the nurse in the health care team including communication and collaboration. Applies basic legal, ethical, and safety principles to the practice of nursing. A minimum of 30 class hours. This is a blended course containing both face-to-face and online elements.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall and Spring only

Prerequisites: ALH 1101 and ALH 1101 and BIO 1141 and BIO 1141 and ENG 1101 and ENG 1101 and NSG 1200 and NSG 1200 and Other (MAT 1130 or higher level MAT course) and Other (MAT 1130 or higher level MAT course) and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Description: The second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, metabolism, the urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance and the reproductive system. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 1141

Corequisites: BIO 1248

Description: Lab for the second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body.

Corequisites: BIO 1242

Description: General principles of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, actions and effects presented according to conventional drug classification with emphasis on the prototype of each class; for registered nursing and medical assistant technology students but may be of interest to other allied health students or general studies students majoring in biological sciences. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: BIO 1121 or BIO 1141 or BIO 2211

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: Applies nursing concepts and utilizes the nursing process in health promotion and nursing care of individuals and families experiencing prevalent health issues across the lifespan, including introduction to care of the child-bearing family. Total clock hours for theory: 37.5; Total planned clinical hours: 112.5; Total planned lab hours: 37.5; Clinical and lab hours combined: 150 hours.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall and Spring only

Prerequisites: NSG 1500 and NSG 1500 or NSG 1400 or NSG 1400 and NSG 1450 and NSG 1450 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Description: Explores current federal and state laws, practice standards and organizational regulations that impact healthcare delivery and nursing practice. Identifies the importance of economic resources, ethical principles, and evidence-based practice in improving quality and safety to achieve optimal patient outcomes in a variety of healthcare settings. A minimum of 25 class hours. This is a blended course containing both face-to-face and online elements.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall and Spring only

Prerequisites: NSG 1500 and NSG 1500 or NSG 1400 or NSG 1400 and NSG 1450 and NSG 1450 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Integrates nursing concepts and utilizes the nursing process to plan and provide nursing care to individuals and families experiencing complex physiologic and psychosocial health issues across the lifespan. Develops care competencies to enhance patient outcomes in a variety of settings. Total clock hours for theory: 45; Total planned clinical hours: 135; total planned lab hours: 45; Clinical and lab hours combined: 180 hours.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall and Spring only

Prerequisites: NSG 1600 and NSG 1600 and NSG 1650 and NSG 1650 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Description: Facilitates development of leadership and management skills, with an emphasis on prioritization, delegation, supervision, and collaboration with the health care team. A minimum of 30 class hours. This is a blended course containing both face-to-face and online elements.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall and Spring only

Prerequisites: NSG 1600 and NSG 1600 and NSG 1650 and NSG 1650 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Description: An introductory survey course for students pursuing health science degrees or who have not previously taken high school chemistry. Topics include matter and measurement, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, energy changes, atomic structure and bonding, acid/base chemistry, chemical kinetics, and organic chemistry. Three classroom hours, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Science Elective: Choose from CHE 1111/1151 OR BIO 2205/2206

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445

Corequisites: CHE 1151 CHE 1151 CHE 1151

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Synthesizes professional nursing and health and illness concepts to manage and plan collaborative care for individuals and families in a variety of settings. Facilitates the transition from student to beginning associate degree nurse, managing the care of a group of patients with the healthcare team. Total clock hours for theory: 52.5; Total planned clinical hours: 180; Total planned lab hours: 22.5; Clinical and lab hours combined: 202.5.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall and Spring only

Prerequisites: NSG 2400 and NSG 2400 and NSG 2400 and NSG 2400 and NSG 2450 and NSG 2450 and NSG 2450 and NSG 2450 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

11

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. View current catalog.