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Nursing (BSN)

Preparing future nurses with purpose & passion

As a UD Nursing major, you'll prepare to be a knowledgeable, adaptable and reflective healthcare practitioner. The program is a unique partnership with Sinclair Community College’s Associate Degree in Nursing program — top in Ohio for success of its graduates on the NCLEX nursing exam. 

The curriculum incorporates both liberal arts and science courses, which help students develop clinical reasoning and intuition. You'll apply evidence-based practices to impact change in health practices both locally and globally. The program integrates Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Core Competencies, AACN The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, and the UD Marianist educational philosophy of educating the whole person.


maximum number of students admitted into the program each year


degrees earned: ASN awarded by Sinclair Community College & BSN awarded by UD


considered full-time students at two great institutions, concurrently



Fitz Hall, Room 646
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968

A High-Quality Education

  • Academic Partnership
  • Clinical Experience
  • Your Career
  • Earn Two Degrees in Four Years

    UD's innovative Nursing program collaborates with the Sinclair Community College Nursing program, which allows students to complete both an associate of applied science in nursing (ASN) degree and a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Pre-licensure Nursing students will be dually enrolled in the UD BSN and Sinclair ADN degree programs (commonly referred to as a pathway program).

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    Hands-on Learning at a Variety of Facilities

    Sinclair uses clinical sites at variety of Dayton-area hospitals & hospital systems (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).

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    What Can I Do With This Degree?

    Registered nurses (RN) work in a variety of healthcare settings, including: hospitals, physician’s offices, extended care facilities, homecare agencies, public health, schools, and ambulatory care.

    Program Structure

    The UD Nursing program collaborates with Sinclair Community College to prepare graduates to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to practice as a registered nurse (RN):

    • Year 1: Nursing students attend classes at UD.
    • Year 2: Nursing students attend classes at UD and begin classes at Sinclair during the spring semester.
    • Year 3: Classes continue, concurrently, at UD and Sinclair. 
    • Year 4: Classes continue, concurrently, at UD and Sinclair.  Upon successful completion of Year 4, students receive an associates degree in Nursing from Sinclair and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UD.  Students will be eligible to take the NCLEX exam after graduation from Sinclair and UD.