Combined nursing program coming to UD, Sinclair

The University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College are launching a new nursing degree program.

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The “1+2+1” program will have students start their freshman year at UD before being dually enrolled at Sinclair and working clinical rotations during their second and third years, according to a press release. Students would return to UD for get their Bachelor of Science in Nursing after year four.

Students would also complete their associate degree in nursing through Sinclair and sit for their National Council Licensure Examination after year three, allowing them to work as licensed registered nurses while enrolled.

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"The bachelor of science in nursing offers students an affordable pathway to a high-quality degree," said UD School of Education and Health Sciences Dean Kevin Kelly. "The program draws on the strengths of both institutions, including UD's Marianist tradition of educating the whole person and Sinclair's long and excellent reputation in nursing education, and helps meet a critical workforce need in the Dayton community."

Students would pay UD tuition for years one and four, but Sinclair tuition for years two and three.

They would also have access to faculty, advisers and mentors at both schools.

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"Employers in our region appreciate the caliber of the Sinclair nursing graduate, but also place value on registered nurses having a BSN degree," said Sinclair College Health Sciences Dean Rena Shuchat. "Sinclair and UD have a long-standing partnership and this is another example of two great institutions partnering to provide our region with high-quality nurses with an advanced degree."

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The first students in the combined program are reportedly expected to be able to enroll this fall.

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