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Nursing NUR.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 65 - 66 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 advanced placement into the nursing program for qualified Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or equivalent military experience. After successful completion of the transition courses (NSG 1700 and NSG 1750), students will receive articulated credit for ALH 1101, NSG 1400, NSG 1450, NSG 1600, and NSG 1650. Additionally, NSG 1200 and the science elective will be waived. Those students will continue to NSG 2400 and NSG 2450. Students transferring from other nursing programs must meet the 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 inclusive, caring behaviors when providing equitable nursing care with respect for the diversity of every individual and group.
  • 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 to individuals and groups.

Career Opportunities

Registered nurses have a variety of employment opportunities. Nurses work at hospitals, extended care and long-term care facilities, rehabilitation programs, physicians' offices, home health agencies and various types of clinics and outpatient services. Nurses also have can continue their education by achieving bachelor's, master's, or graduate degrees in nursing or other fields.


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


  • ALH 1101 AND ENG 1101 AND BIO 1141 AND NSG 1200 AND MAT 1130
  • 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 regarding 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). Specific information regarding preadmission testing can be found in the current Nursing Student Handbook.

Background checks:

Nursing 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: See the Nursing Student Handbook.


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 (Microbiology) OR CHE 1111 (Introduction to Chemistry I) OR CHE 1211 (General Chemistry I) 4 - 5
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR Ohio Transfer 36: 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), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, 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.