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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.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Dayton is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

  • 2

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

  • 25

    students admitted into the program each year

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    great institutions aid the student in becoming a nurse



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 by their junior year, 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. According to a 2022 workforce survey, nursing is the largest healthcare profession with nearly 5.2 million RNs nationwide. The federal government projects 200,000+ job openings for RNs every year.

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Learn More

Interested in learning more about nursing? We'd love to meet with you. Prospective students can email to schedule a one-on-one zoom information session with the Director of Nursing to learn more about our innovative program and our collaboration with Sinclair Community College and local practice partners. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation. NOTE: Tours of Sinclair's Nursing facility are only available as part of UD Nursing Visit Day events. Dates will be listed on our homepage as they become available.

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.

See a 4-year sample curriculum plan

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Experiential Learning

Real-World Experience

Through practical learning opportunities in a simulation center and clinical settings, you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.