Nurses have an important, influential role in health care delivery. As a nurse, you provide services that support patients and their loved ones throughout their lifespan.
Tri-C's nursing curriculum offers a pathway to a rewarding career, providing a seamless progression from nurse aide certification, to practical nurse certification, to an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing.
Individualized and blending classroom instruction with experience in real-world settings, Tri-C's nursing program allows you to develop the skills needed to excel in this fast-paced, growing field.
Nursing courses are offered at three different locations: the Eastern, Metropolitan and Westshore campuses.
Fall 2019 program changes
Fall 2020 program changes
Beginning in fall 2020, the Nursing program transitioned to a one-plus-one curriculum. All Nursing students must apply to the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program. 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) exam and enter nursing program after meeting all admission requirements.
Students who complete the first year of the program will be awarded a certificate of proficiency in practical nursing and become eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN.
Students who complete the second year of the Nursing program will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and become eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN. All students are admitted using common-admission criteria.
Nursing Program Tracks
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 during the day, or evenings and weekends. There are two entry tracks into the ADN program, depending on a student's prior education level. Information about admission to each track can be found by clicking below.
The RN-to-BSN nursing continuum provides a pathway from Tri-C’s associate degree program to the bachelor’s degree nursing program at Cleveland State University. It enables Tri-C graduates licensed a registered nurse (RN) to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) via CSU’s online program, while working.