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.
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.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure.
The Nursing Student Handbook includes information regarding Eligibility to Limited Enrollment Nursing Courses, Transfer Students, LPN Advanced Placement & Accelerated Admission for Academic Achievement (AAAA).
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.
Nursing students are required to have both Ohio and Federal background checks prior to starting the programâ€™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 http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/divisions/hs/background-check/. You can also visit the Background Check Requirements for registered nursing licensure at www.nursing.ohio.gov
|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|
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.