Thinking about a career in nursing? We’re here to help! Learn what nursing is all about, the qualities needed for success, and the different career paths you can take. A nursing career can offer you higher pay, more flexibility, better career options, all while helping improve the lives of patients.

Why Nurses Love Their Jobs

Nursing offers several benefits, from job stability to the joy of helping others. Transform lives, including your own! Here are some key benefits of choosing a nursing career:

High Pay

Nursing jobs pay well and offer chances to earn more.

Flexible Work

Nurses can choose different specialties and work settings.


Nurses are essential, even in tough economic times.


Join the 81% of nurses who are satisfied/extremely satisfied with their career choice.


Nurses are always needed, and it’s easy to find a job.

Career Growth

Nurses can advance with more education and training.


Make a positive impact in your community and in patients’ lives.

What Makes A Great Nurse?

Nurses combine compassion with action, and make a positive impact on society. It’s perfect for those who are passionate about helping others and enjoy a busy and interesting work environment.

If this sounds like you, nursing could be a good fit!

Nurses figure out the best ways to help patients feel better. They think quickly and make smart decisions to make sure patients get the care they need.
Strong Communicator
Nurses explain things clearly to patients and their families. They make sure everyone understands the treatment plan and what to expect.
Lifelong Learners
Great for people who who want to continue enhancing their technical proficiency, skills and qualifications as healthcare evolves.
Nurses show kindness and help their patients feel better, providing empathy and support.
Critical Thinker
Nurses rely on their critical thinking skills to carefully assess situations, identify problems, and make informed decisions to provide the best possible care for their patients.
Team Player
Nurses work with other healthcare workers to help patients

Nursing Paths & Options

At Cincinnati State, we offer a range of nursing programs. Whether you are new to healthcare or an experienced RN looking to continue your education, we have a program to help you achieve your career goals. Nursing offers high pay, opportunities to advance, flexibility, and much more.

Job Includes:
  • Monitoring
  • Moving
  • Changing bedding
  • Feeding
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
Basic medical tasks include observing patients, collecting samples, dressing, and tending to woundsProviding independent  patient care, including taking health histories, performing exams, and administering medicationsProviding patient care with the opportunity for administrative positions
Clinical SettingsHospitals, extended health facilities, home healthcareHospitals, Physician offices, extended health facilities, home healthcareHospitals, Physician offices, acute care facilities, extended health facilitiesHealthcare agencies, medical clinics, outpatient surgery centers, physicians offices
Program Length75 hours/8 weeks1 year2 Years3 semesters
Starting Annual Salary$26,000-29,000$54,000$75,000$81,000
How to Take the Next Step Today

Your path at Cincinnati State starts when you apply, but If you’re not quite ready, you can reach out with any and all questions or explore college and program details like key dates, courses, costs and financial aid options via the links below or by requesting your starter kit.