Sinclair Community College Nursing Program Review

Sinclair Community College (SCC)  is somewhat related to Dayton YMCA. From 1887 to 1948, Dayton YMCA actually offered various classes for men alone. However, by 1948, it became Sinclair College and by 1989, it was chosen to become a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College as Sinclair Community College.

Now, Sinclair Community College has nineteen buildings and courses that are offered at various remote sites and online.

Sinclair Community College – Nursing

Sinclair Community College has graduated thousands of students since its inception in 1969.

This program has been approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing and has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Degree Programs

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program

Students can take this program if they want to become registered nurses. In general, this program consists of nursing and non-nursing courses, as well as clinical experience and classroom activities. There are five tracks that students can choose from: member in the discipline of nursing, manager of care, provider of care, patient teacher and communicator.

This program takes 8 quarters to complete and can be taken either part-time or full-time as preferred. However, all of the courses need to be taken sequentially either way. Students may also take general education courses before, during or after being admitted to the program.

To apply, students will need to have a minimum grade of C in every general education and nursing course and a minimum GPA of 2.0. To graduate, students will also need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of C.

Graduates will be qualified to sit for the National Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses.

Member in the Discipline of Nursing

This track consists mostly of professional growth, self-development, and continuous learning. This track ensures the best nursing standards, helps improve the field of nursing, communicates honestly, keeps things confidential and improves with the help of constructive criticism.

Manager of Care

This track consists mostly of collaborating with, delegating, accounting for, and respecting other workers in the healthcare field. This track is practiced on people with certain healthcare needs.

Provider of Care

This track consists mostly of critical thinking, accountability, commitment to healthcare and clinical competence. This track is practiced on any age of people with chronic or acute health needs, as well as those who need help restoring or maintaining good health.

Patient Teacher

This track involves using teaching plans that suit each patient’s learning needs, developmental levels and overall knowledge.


This track involves promoting psychological safety, establishing and using effective communication, making referrals depending on each patient’s needs and knowing where to get the necessary resources.

Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Advanced Placement Track

This program takes 7 quarters and 91 credit hours to complete. Students will need to successfully complete certain courses in order to take this program, though.

Certificate Programs

Nurse Aide Training

Students can take this program if they want to become nurse aides in long-term facilities. In general, this program consists of both clinical and classroom learning experiences.

Graduates will be qualified to sit for a certification examination.

Sinclair Community College,
444 West Third Street,
Dayton, OH 45402