Cuyahoga Community College Nursing Program Review

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) was Ohio’s very first community college. It opened in 1963 and is still the biggest public community college in Ohio. Tri-C provides top quality education at an affordable price with more than 140 technical and career programs and more than 1,000 credit courses available.

Tri-C has campuses in Highland Hills, Parma, Brunswick, Westlake and downtown Cleveland, as well as Corporate College locations in Westlake and Warrensville Heights.

In an effort to transition from hospital based curriculums so as to offer their nursing students higher academic standards and more advanced nursing degrees beyond the nursing diploma, Huron School of Nursing at Huron Hospital has closed and transitioned their nursing program to Cuyahoga Community College.

Cuyahoga Community College – Division of Nursing Education

Cuyahoga Community College’s Division of Nursing has two programs: the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Registered Nursing and the Certificate in Practical Nursing, both of which are very individualized and use laboratory work and classroom instruction for hands-on experience.

Cuyahoga Community College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program

This nursing program takes two years to complete and can be taken as a day program or an evening and weekend program. There are three tracks available for this program: the accelerated track, the LPN to ADN track, and the generic track.

The Generic Track

This program has day sessions and evening sessions. To apply, students need to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a diploma, and need to have completed the prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C.

The LPN to ADN Access Track (LPN to RN)

This program only has evening sessions and only 24 students will be accepted into the program every year. It is set to be completed in only three semesters.

To apply, students need to have a Practical Nursing license, a high school diploma, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a minimum of one year clinical experience. They have to meet all of the admission requirements of the nursing program, as well, and complete all of the prerequisite core courses with a minimum grade of C.

The Accelerated Track

Students who already have a bachelor’s degree can join this program. The program can be completed in four terms. To apply, students need to meet all of the prerequisite requirements, clear and complete a background check and pass the entrance exam.

Graduates will be able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. Other RN program graduates take this exam, too.

Practical Nursing Certificate of Proficiency Program

This certificate program takes two semesters and one summer session to complete and has both day and evening tracks. Only 64 students are accepted into the day program and only 40 students are accepted into the evening program every year.

Students will need to meet the prerequisite criteria before admission, which includes seeking advise from counseling, completing the prerequisite course work of the desired track or program, and getting a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Students who have a valid State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) certification can bypass credit for parts of the program or get credit by articulation.

Cuyahoga Community College
700 Carnegie Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44115