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Nursing Transition Program - PN2RN

IMPORTANT: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Accreditation Site Visit to Hocking College is scheduled for February 19-21, 2019. Hocking College School of Nursing is seeking comments from the public about the Diploma in Practical Nursing Program and Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (RN) Program in preparation for its periodic evaluation by the non-governmental association ACEN which is a nationally recognized accrediting agency responsible for determining if the nursing programs are in fact meeting the ACEN Standards and Criteria to demonstrate compliance to achieve continuing accreditation. Invitation to comment can be sent to:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 
Atlanta, GA 30326 
Phone: 404-975-5000  | FAX: 404-975-5020 
www.acenursing.org


Nursing Transition Program - PN2RN

Nursing Transition Program

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The PN2RN track is a three semester course of study that allows a Licensed Practical Nurse to complete the requirements for an associate's 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, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, schools, clinics and camps within a 75-mile radius of the college. Applicants should meet with a nursing advisor to determine an individualized academic plan.

After successful completion of the PN2RN Transition semester, the student is admitted, as space permits, into the final two clinical semesters of the associate degree program.

The LPN must apply for admission to Hocking College, provide verification of an active, unrestricted license as an LPN and successfully complete the HESI (A2) admission test. Students are also required to submit evidence of a clean background check and drug screen, physical examination and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification before beginning clinical coursework. Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites.


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

  • Uses the nursing process (assessment, analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation) as a basis for decision making in developing individualized, holistic plans of care.
  • Uses the nursing process to collaboratively develop a plan of care with the patient and other health team members.
  • Provides empathetic and compassionate care.
  • Applies and facilitates all levels of communication with a focus on therapeutic communication in the nurse-patient relationship.
  • Develops and implements teaching plans that are specific to the patients’ level of development and understanding.
  • Uses nursing knowledge, clinical reasoning, judgment, skills, and current technology to provide and promote safe nursing practice.
  • Adapts and provides specialized nursing care based on knowledge of developmental, biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual differences in patients.
  • Safely performs basic and complex clinical skills.
  • Safely administers and evaluates the effectiveness of medications and treatments.
  • Practices within the profession’s ethical and legal framework and is accountable for own nursing practice.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth, self-development, and the use of resources for life-long learning.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills through use of assertive behaviors, appropriate delegation of tasks, and supervision of assistive and/or unlicensed personnel, and licensed practical nurses.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of community and world health issues and the delivery of safe, effective care in an ever-changing heal

Accreditation 

ohioboardofnursing

Approved by the
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
614.466.3947
ACEN-Seal-Color-WebAccredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000 

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Transition PN2RN

Total Credit Hours:
70.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,801.00

Class Hours: 38.0
Lab Hours: 50.0
Clinical Hours: 339.0

Total Credit Hours:
70.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,811.00

Class Hours: 38.0
Lab Hours: 50.0
Clinical Hours: 339.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. PN2RN CO-REQUISITES Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  MATH-2250 Introductory Statistics 4.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 $132.00
    Totals 12.00 0.00 0.00 12.00 $277.00

  COURSE NO. PN2RN TRANSITION SEM Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NT-1140 PN2RN Adult Health 2.00 2.00 0.00 3.00 $200.00
  NT-1147 PN2RN Maternal Newborn 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $45.00
  NT-1142 PN2RN Holistic Care & RN Transition 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 $45.00
  NT-1144 PN2RN Pharmacology 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 $45.00
  NT-1141 PN2RN A&P/Micro/Patho 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 $95.00
    Totals 9.00 2.00 0.00 10.00 $430.00

  COURSE NO. RECOGNITION OF PN* Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NT-1050 Concepts of Nursing Care 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.00  
  NT-1060 Concepts of Nursing Science 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.00  
    Totals 0.00 0.00 0.00 20.00  

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NT-2010 RN Adult Health III/Mental Health 3.00 48.00 144.00 8.00 $420.00
  NT-2014 RN Applied Pharmacology 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $45.00
  PSYC-2151 Developmental Psychology 3.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 7.00 48.00 144.00 12.00 $480.00


  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NT-2015 RN Child Health 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $45.00
  NT-2020 Nursing Care of Patients W/Complex Health Alterations 4.00 0.00 195.00 9.00 $479.00
  NT-2024 Leadership in Nursing 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 $50.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 10.00 0.00 195.00 15.00 $614.00

 

*Recognition of achievement equal to 20 semester credit hours will be awarded to the LPN after successful completion of the PN2RN Transition courses.  This will be posted on the transcript as NT-1050 and NT-1060.
PN2RN CO-REQUISITES
Course Hours: 12.00 Lab Hours: 0.00 Clinical Hours: 0.00 Cost: $277.00

PN2RN TRANSITION SEM
Course Hours: 9.00 Lab Hours: 2.00 Clinical Hours: 2.00 Cost: $430.00

RECOGNITION OF PN*
Course Hours: 0.00 Lab Hours: 0.00 Clinical Hours: 0.00 Cost: N/A

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 7.00 Lab Hours: 48.00 Clinical Hours: 144.00 Cost: $480.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 0.00 Clinical Hours: 195.00

Cost: $614.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources

Nursing Transition ProgramA Career as a Registered Nurse
Requires a Healing Touch

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,  2.6 million RN jobs were in the U.S. in 2008, making up 60 percent of healthcare occupations.  Hospital positions accounted for 60 percent of these jobs.  

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

View the occupational profile



Program Outcomes

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 graduate success on the NCLEX licensure exam, program completion and employment rates.

RN –NCLEX Pass Rate

2018 Number of graduates  who took exam Number of graduates who passed exam Pass Rate
Hocking College 76 68 89.47%
State of Ohio     No data
National     No data

2017 Number of graduates  who took exam Number of graduates who passed exam Pass Rate
Hocking College 104 85 81.73%
State of Ohio     84.96%
National     87.12%

2016 Number of graduates  who took exam Number of graduates who passed exam Pass Rate
Hocking College 70 67 95.71%
State of Ohio     79.48%
National     81.89%


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.

 Year

Completion Rate

2015

43%
(30/69)

2016

68%
(65/96)

2017

Not available


RN Job Placement Rate

ACEN defines job placement as the percentage of graduates, six to twelve months after graduating employed in a position for which the program prepared them.

  No. of Graduates / No. of Placements Placement Rate
Summer 2016 21 / 19 90.4%
Autumn 2016 25 / 16 64%
Spring 2017 32 / 24  75%
Summer 2017 45 / 11 Incomplete data
Autumn 2017  36 / 33 91.7%
Spring 2018  19 / 17 89%
Summer 2018 19 / 15 79%  


Frequently Asked Questions:

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 take the Accuplacer Test. Make an appointment to take the HESI A2 Admission Test.

 

What do I need to do to schedule my classes?

Meet with an advisor.

 

What is a SEP? Why do I need that?

The Student Educational Plan (SEP) is a graduation plan formulated between an advisor and the student. Students must meet with an advisor to plan their course of study for each term based on the curriculum in their program. The SEP is required. Once an advisor approves it, the student may register for classes.

 

What is the wait to get into the Clinical/Theory Portion Nursing Program at Hocking?

You will be assigned a clinical/theory start term upon completion of your admission file requirements.

 

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 PN2RN transition program. For more information, contact Angela Canter at 740.753.6376.

 

What are other considerations concerning admission and NCLEX eligibility?

The Ohio Board of Nursing may deny, suspend or revoke a certificate or license. 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 BSN?

Through our University Center, we have established partnerships with four-year colleges and universities.

 

Student Learning Outcomes 

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. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Uses the nursing process (assessment, analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation) as a basis for decision making in developing individualized, holistic plans of care.
  • Uses the nursing process to collaboratively develop a plan of care with the patient and other health team members.
  • Provides empathetic and compassionate care.
  • Applies and facilitates all levels of communication with a focus on therapeutic communication in the nurse-patient relationship.
  • Develops and implements teaching plans that are specific to the patients’ level of development and understanding.
  • Uses nursing knowledge, clinical reasoning, judgment, skills, and current technology to provide and promote safe nursing practice.
  • Adapts and provides specialized nursing care based on knowledge of developmental, biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual differences in patients.
  • Safely performs basic and complex clinical skills.
  • Safely administers and evaluates the effectiveness of medications and treatments.
  • Practices within the profession’s ethical and legal framework and is accountable for own nursing practice.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth, self-development, and the use of resources for life-long learning.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills through use of assertive behaviors, appropriate delegation of tasks, and supervision of assistive and/or unlicensed personnel, and licensed practical nurses.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of community and world health issues and the delivery of safe, effective care in an ever-changing heal

Retention & Graduation Rates

The statistics for the PN2RN program can be found on the Registered Nurse — Outcomes tab.

Accreditation Affiliate

ohioboardofnursing

Approved by the
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-3947

ACEN-Seal-Color-WebAccredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000 

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