The Division of Nursing Program at Cuyahoga Community College is one program offered at three different locations: the Eastern, Metropolitan and Westshore campuses. The program consists of two areas, the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and the Certificate in Practical Nursing.
The programs are highly individualized and blend classroom instruction with laboratory work and a professional clinical field experience that offers students excellent hands-on experience in real world health care settings. As a profession, nurses have an important, influential role in health care delivery. As a nurse, you will derive satisfaction from knowing that you are able to support patients and their loved one through their lifespan.
*Note: The Accelerated Track and Practical Nurse Program will no longer be admitting students after Fall 2019.
*Fall 2020 Program Admission Requirements
Starting Fall 2020 the Division of Nursing will be transitioning to a one-plus-one curriculum. Effective Fall 2020, all Nursing students will need to apply to the Applied Science Degree program in Nursing. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program will be awarded a certificate of proficiency in practical nursing and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN.
The new nursing curriculum is presented as a career ladder concept based curriculum designed to improve nursing career mobility and provide seamless progression from nurse aide certification to practical nurse certification to the associate degree in applied science in nursing. Students who successfully complete the two prerequisite nursing courses are eligible to sit for the ODH STNA (Ohio Department of Health State Tested Nurse Aide) examination and progress to the nursing program after meeting all admission requirements. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program will be awarded a certificate of proficiency in practical nursing and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN. Students who complete the second year of the nursing program will be awarded an associate degree in applied science and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN. All students are admitted using a common admission criteria.
Prospective nursing students: If you wish to enter a Spring 2020 nursing program, it is strongly advised that all admission requirements, including the A2 entrance exam, be completed by October 15, 2019.
Nursing Program Tracks
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
The ADN Program is a two-year nursing program that admits students twice a year. Students can opt to take classes in a day program or modified evening/weekend program. In consideration of the various stages of students’ education levels and experiences, there are three entry tracks into the ADN program. Information about admission into each track can be found by clicking a track below.
Practical Nursing Certificate of Proficiency Program
The Practical Nursing Program is a one-year certificate program that admits students each fall semester and has day and evening components. Prerequisite criteria must be met prior to admission. See the practical nursing information packet for specific details.
The RN-to-BSN nursing continuum is a program designed to provide a smooth transition from Tri-C’s associate’s degree program to earning a bachelor’s degree at CSU. The nursing continuum will enable Tri-C graduates with a license as a registered nurse (RN) to complete their bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) in CSU’s online program while working.