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Frequently Asked Questions

Nursing program FAQs

Expand the sections below for answers to frequently asked questions about the University of Dayton nursing program:

General info

The University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College have agreed to a cooperative pathway program. The plan of study will enable students to complete both an associate of applied science in nursing (ASN) degree and a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Within this agreement between the schools, pre-licensure students will be dually enrolled in the University of Dayton BSN and Sinclair Community College ADN degree programs.


UD will admit first-year students every fall. Applicants will be competitively selected from an applicant pool directly out of high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

ACT and/or SAT scores, if desired. The University of Dayton is test-optional in admission. If you have questions about submitting test scores, please review our Test Score Policy page.

Admission will be competitive and based on the following:

  • Essay
  • High School GPA and select science course grades

 


Explore Admission Requirements

Students interested in scheduling a visit/tour of the Health Science building at Sinclair can schedule an appointment on the Sinclair website.


Schedule a Sinclair Visit

For more info about the Nursing program's tuition, please contact the University of Dayton Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 800-837-7433.


A FAFSA will only need to be completed for the University of Dayton. UD will award all financial aid and scholarships.


Yes. For official college credit taken in high school to be reviewed for transfer, an official college transcript must be sent to both UD and Sinclair. Both institutions will perform a transcript review.


ACT and/or SAT scores, if desired. The University of Dayton is test-optional in admission. If you have questions about submitting test scores, please review our Test Score Policy page.

Students must receive a proficient rating or higher in each area of the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) to matriculate to Sinclair’s Nursing Program (Reading 69%, Math 63%, Science 45%, and English 60%). Students have three (3) attempts to score proficiently to remain eligible for the BSN Pathway Program. Students can take the TEAS prior to starting UD; however, the proficient TEAS scores must be achieved and submitted to UD no later than March 1 sophomore year to progress to Sinclair’s nursing courses.


Program-specific info

The University of Dayton will admit a maximum of 25 students each fall semester. The minimum number of students may vary depending on applicant pool preparation.


Yes. First-year students admitted in the University of Dayton nursing program are considered nursing majors. Nursing students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA to remain in the major. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all required science, math, Health & Sport Science (anatomy, physiology, research methods) and nursing courses.


Click the link below for a detailed look at which courses you'll be taking each semester in the Nursing program.


Explore 4-Year Curriculum Plans by Entry Year to UD

No. The current program plan no longer requires classes during the summer.


The Sinclair Nursing program uses clinical sites at a wide variety of hospitals (Premier Health, Kettering Health Network, Dayton Children's), long-term care facilities and community agencies. Students must have reliable transportation options, since they may travel as far as Atrium Medical Center (Middletown, OH), Upper Valley Medical Center (Troy, OH) and Soin Medical Center (Beavercreek, OH).

Transportation options:

  • The Flyer: FREE bus service that provides transportation every 10 minutes from the University of Dayton to multiple downtown stops. Route info & hours of operation >>
  • Have your own car/transportation? Students can drive to Sinclair and park FREE in the student garage, which connects to Sinclair's Health Sciences building. Nursing students can also arrange to carpool with their clinical peers to clinical sites.

Nursing students take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) after successfully completing their fourth year at Sinclair and UD.

 


Click the link below to view the latest handbooks and other nursing student resources.


Student resources

You'll receive two degrees while in the nursing program:

  1. Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ASN) degree: Awarded by Sinclair Community College after the successful completion of Sinclair Nursing courses and the Sinclair program requirements are met.
  2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree: Awarded by the University of Dayton after successful completion of UD-required courses and all courses and requirements are successfully met.

Sinclair-related info

All tuition will be billed by UD. Students will pay for their Sinclair tuition through UD.


Yes. Nursing students take Sinclair and UD courses concurrently. See the specific program plan for details.


UD courses will follow UD’s grading scale, and Sinclair courses will follow Sinclair's grading scale. Example: A grade of "C" at UD is a minimum of 73%; however, a "C" at Sinclair is a minimum of 80%.

Sinclair courses are transcripted at UD and the grades follow over to UD and are calculated into the GPA.

It is important to note that many schools of nursing have a higher grading scale than the general institution grading scale.


Yes. BSN students are considered full-time University of Dayton students, even during semesters when the majority of credit hours are taken at Sinclair.


Yes. BSN students are considered full-time UD students even during semesters when the bulk of nursing courses are taken through Sinclair.


Yes. BSN students are considered full-time UD students even during semesters when the bulk of nursing courses are taken through Sinclair.

However, the demands of clinical time and the rigor of the nursing program needs to be considered. Potential nursing student-athletes should meet with the nursing program director in advance.


Yes. BSN students are considered full-time UD students, even during semesters when the bulk of nursing courses are taken through Sinclair.


CONTACT

Nursing

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968
937-229-4205
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