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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. This partnership allows students to become a registered nurse (RN) after their third year, and if they desire, work while finishing the BSN program at UD.

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, the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (The BSN Essentials), and the UD Marianist educational philosophy of educating the whole person.

25

maximum number of students admitted into the program each year

2

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

3

become a nurse after completing year three

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" or "1+2+1" 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 Greene Memorial Hospital (Xenia, 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 during the fall semester and at both UD and Sinclair during the spring semester.
    • Year 2: Nursing students are concurrently enrolled at both UD and Sinclair, with the majority of their classes at Sinclair.
    • Year 3: Classes continue at both UD and Sinclair. Upon successful completion of year three, nursing students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ASN) degree from Sinclair. Then, students can take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a licensed registered nurse (RN).
    • Year 4: Once successfully passing the NCLEX exam, nursing students can take their final classes at UD (and can work as an RN while finishing the program). Upon successful completion of year four, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from UD.
    CONTACT

    Nursing

    Fitz Hall, Room 646
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968
    937-229-4205
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    become a nurse after completing year three