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Nursing Transition Program - LPN to RN

Upcoming Information Sessions

April 10th: 5:00-6:00 pm in Davidson Hall 3rd floor Room 310
May 8th: 5:00-6:00 pm in Davidson Hall 3rd floor Room 310
June 12th: 5:00-6:00 pm in Davidson Hall 3rd floor Room 310
July 10th: 5:00-6:00 pm in Davidson Hall 3rd floor Room 310
August 7th
: 5:00-6:00 pm in Davidson Hall 3rd floor Room 310

LPN to RN Transition Program Description

For students entering the program in Spring 2025, the admissions requirements deadline is November 1, 2024. Orientation for those selected will take place on November 20, 2024.

For students entering the program in Autumn 2024, the admissions requirements deadline is June 15, 2024. Orientation for those selected will take place on July 1, 2024.

The LPN to RN track includes one transition course, followed by a three-semester course of study that allows a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to complete the requirements for an associate degree and become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.

The nursing program is rich in hands-on experience. Clinical experience for the nursing program is obtained in hospitals and long-term care facilities within a 75-mile to 100-mile radius of the college. Applicants should meet with an assigned advisor to determine an individualized academic plan.


After successful completion of the LPN to RN Transition semester, the student is admitted into the final three clinical semesters of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.

The LPN must apply for admission to Hocking College, provide verification of an active, unrestricted license as an LPN and successfully complete the TEAS test. Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites.

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes.

All-inclusive pricing includes course fees, in addition to the following:

$300......Learning Fee
$20........Health Center Services
$75........Career Center Services


Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found online here.

A Career as a Registered Nurse Requires a Healing Touch

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for registered nurses was $75,330 in May 2020. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

194,500 openings for registered nurses are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Other common areas of employment include medical offices, home healthcare and extended care facilities.  

View the occupational profile

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Student Achievement Data

The Registered Nursing program publishes student achievement data as required by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The data includes the three most recent years of annual program completion data, and the programs annual licensure examination pass rate with at least an 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12 -month period.

RN –NCLEX Pass Rate

2023 # of graduates who took the exam # of graduates who passed the exam Pass Rate
Hocking College 44 44 100%
State of Ohio     (not published yet)
National     (not published yet)


2022 # of graduates who took the exam # of graduates who passed the exam Pass Rate
Hocking College 58 47 81.03%
State of Ohio     75.83%
National     77.91%


2021 # of graduates who took the exam # of graduates who passed the exam Pass Rate
Hocking College 59 45 76.27%
State of Ohio     79.07%
National     82.48%



RN - Program Completion

ACEN defines program completion as the number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course.


Completion Rate

Completion Rate Aggregated (RN)

Completion Rate Aggregated (PN to RN)


50% 56% 44%














Public Disclosure of Licensure

Hocking College offers courses, associate degrees and certificate programs that may lead to professional licensure and/or certification. Successful completion of the programs listed below may potentially lead to professional licensure, registration or certification. Licensure, registration or certification may be global, national, or state-specific. The following programs meet requirements for the State of Ohio Board of Nursing. Requirements for other states may vary. If you currently live in a state other than Ohio or intend to move to a state other than Ohio and use the education completed at Hocking College to sit for such an exam, be aware there may be additional requirements. Please contact the appropriate administering body and/or the college contact for the program to discuss your intentions.

Registered Nursing Licensure Disclosure

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

  • Hocking College Institutional Learning Outcomes

    1) Demonstrate sound critical thinking, information literacy and technological competency in the production of academic writing and presentations

    2) Apply the methods of mathematical, statistical or analytical reasoning to critically evaluate data, solve problems and effectively communicate findings.

    3) Demonstrate an awareness of the social, political and economic forces which shape individuals, institutions and communities in the modern world.

    4)Understand social justice and the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world past and present and come to an informed sense of self and others.

    5)Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge in the natural sciences based on theory and laboratory skills.

    6) Cultivate ethical values, personal wellness and personal learning strategies in the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit.

    7) Integrate content material to application in the workforce and apply discipline specific knowledge and skills to successfully transfer or effectively meet the expectations of internships, workplace, volunteerism and/or entrepreneurship endeavors.

    8) Utilize the ethical and professional application of current information technology and tools effectively.

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

The following student learning outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing:

  • Adhere to professional standards to provide safe, effective, and competent nursing care.
  • Provide nursing interventions to promote, restore and maintain the patient’s physical
    health across the lifespan.
  • Adapt and provides specialized nursing care and clinical judgment based on knowledge
    of developmental, biological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual differences in
  • Uses nursing knowledge, clinical judgment, skills to provide and promote safe nursing
    practice while providing empathetic and compassionate care.

Retention & Graduation Rates

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the Office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2020- 2021 57%
2019- 2020 48%
2018- 2019 76%

*Starting in 2020, retention data has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How do I apply for the Nursing Program?

Apply online here

I have applied to Hocking and received the general acceptance letter in the mail. What is my next step?

Submit a High School Transcript, GED or Expected Graduation Form, and submit your current LPN license to the Nursing Department. Students also need to take their TEAS test prior to entering the LPN to RN program.

What do I need to do to schedule my classes?

Meet with an advisor.

I already have received my LPN, and want to know what I need to do to get into the RN program at Hocking?

Hocking College provides a LPN to RN transition program. For more information, contact Brandy Bailey at 740.753.6350.

What are other considerations concerning admission and NCLEX-RN eligibility?

The Ohio Board of Nursing may deny, suspend or revoke a certificate or license. If this applies to you, please arrange for a conference with the School of Nursing Dean before enrolling in the nursing program. If you have any questions, visit the Ohio Board of Nursing website

What if I am interested in obtaining my RN-BSN?

Through our Career & University Center, we have established partnerships with four-year colleges and universities. Please see the Transfer Resource Center for more information.


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Approved by the
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215

Accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 
Atlanta, GA 30326


Approval Status with the Ohio Board of Nursing: Full
Accreditation Status with ACEN: Accredited
Accreditation Stipulations: Continuing Accreditation for Good Cause

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