Applicants with a bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited institution may qualify to enter in the Accelerated Track of the program and complete the program in four consecutive terms. These applicants must meet all nursing program admission requirements including the Entrance Examination and have completed prerequisite courses (see admission requirements).

Transfer credits may be used to meet program admission requirements as appropriate. Curriculum changes go into effect with students admitted to the program Fall 2016. Students admitted to the program prior to Fall 2016 will continue to follow the catalog from the year they were admitted.

Program accreditation is held through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For current information on the program status, please go to http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm and search for Cuyahoga Community College.

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

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Program Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Application may be submitted after meeting requirements listed below. Comprehensive admissions information is available at the Nursing website: http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/nursing/Pages/default.aspx.
  • Submit all official college transcripts verifying bachelor’s degree to:
    Tri-C
    Office of the Registrar
    P.O. Box 5966
    Cleveland, Ohio 44101
  • Please see application procedures for more information.
  • Students enrolled at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) who do not possess a Tri-C GPA and are seeking to enter the Associate Nursing Program with transfer credit for support course from another accredited institution1 may use that institution’s cumulative GPA if they have 9 credit hours from courses in English, Math or the Sciences that are at the 1000 level or above (no developmental courses), and a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • For the student that has a degree from another institution, the degree GPA will take precedent over the Tri-C GPA, if that GPA is higher than the Tri-C GPA.
  • An official transcript must be submitted to Tri-C’s Enrollment Office (Metropolitan, Eastern, or Westshore Campus).
  • Complete ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I with "C" or higher. Students who transfer credits for ENG-1020 College Composition II with a grade of “C” or higher and do not have credit for ENG-1010 will have ENG-1010 waived, but the required 6 credit hours in Communication must be earned.
  • Complete MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics or higher with “C” or higher.
  • Science course(s) completed over 7 years prior to the date of application to the Nursing Program cannot be used to meet Admission Requirements.
  • Accelerated Track admitted Fall, day section only. Space available basis.
  • A Tri-C grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher with 9 credit hours from courses in English, Math, or the Sciences that are at the 1000 level or above.
  • Complete the following: ("C" grade or higher in each):
    Select one of the following:3-8
    Introduction to Biological Chemistry
    Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
    and Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
    BIO-2331Anatomy and Physiology I4
    BIO-2341Anatomy and Physiology II4
    BIO-2500Microbiology4
    Select one of the following:3
    General Psychology
    Honors General Psychology
  • Successful completion of Entrance Examination.

Other Information

  • Official transcript(s) should be received in the Registrar's Office at least six to eight weeks prior to contacting the Nursing department.
  • The Elsevier Admission Test (A2) is required for admission to the program. Students must achieve a grade of 75% or higher on the Math Skills and ***English Language portions of the exam. There is a limit of two attempts per calendar year. Students may attempt the exam one time a month. If a second attempt is needed to achieve a passing score, only the section(s) below 75% needs to be completed.
  • ***The English portion of the exam is composed of three separate tests. The three tests are: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Grammar. All three sections must be taken for a score to be used for admission purposes.
  • Once beginning the nursing course sequence, all nursing courses must be completed in 2.5 years.
  • CHEM-1010 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry and CHEM-1020 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry replace BIO-1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate nursing program.
  • Transfer students must meet all admission and progression requirements.
  • All students enrolled in Health Career and Nursing programs requiring off campus clinical experiences are required to complete a background check that includes fingerprinting and a court search. Log onto www.tri-c.edu/nursing for further information.

Program Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Apply the nursing process in managing care for groups of individuals and families in a variety of health care settings.
  2. Utilize information from multiple sources for managing safe, effective and quality nursing care for groups of individuals and families in a variety of healthcare settings.
  3. Utilize critical thinking to apply evidence based practice when managing care for groups of individuals and families in a variety of health care settings.
  4. Apply effective communication skills to establish and maintain therapeutic and professional relationships in managing care for groups of individuals and families in a variety of health care settings.
  5. Integrate principles of human development when providing nursing care for groups of individuals and families across the life span.
  6. Incorporate knowledge of cultural and socioeconomic factors in the management of nursing care for groups of individuals and families in a variety of health care settings.
  7. Deliver, safe, competent and quality patient centered nursing care within the role of the Associate Degree Nurse as a:
    1. Provider of care: Integrate biopsychosocial and scientific principles when providing technically competent care for groups of individuals and families in a variety of health care settings.
    2. Manager of care:
      1. Collaborate as a member of the health care team to manage the care of groups of individuals and families in a variety of health care settings.
      2. Delegate activities to manage the care of groups of individuals and families in a variety of health care settings.
    3. Member of the discipline of nursing:
      1. Practice within the ethical and legal framework of the nursing profession.
      2. Formulate a plan for continuing professional development.
      3. Identify resources for continuing professional development.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Program Admissions Requirements SemesterCredit Hours
BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I 2 4
BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 4
BIO-2500 Microbiology 4
MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics (or higher) 5 3
Select one of the following: 3-8
Introduction to Biological Chemistry  
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 1
 
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I 4  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
General Psychology  
Honors General Psychology  
 Credit Hours24-29
First Semester
NURS-1300 Health Assessment 2
NURS-1451 Self-Care Needs: Adult Life Span 7
Select one of the following: 4
Life Span Development  
Honors Life Span Development  
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
NURS-1601 Health Deviations I 7
NURS-1701 Community/Home Nursing 1
 Credit Hours8
Summer Session
NURS-2301 Specialized Health Care Needs 8
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
 Credit Hours11
Third Semester
NURS-2501 Health Deviations II 8
 Credit Hours8
 Total Credit Hours64-69