PN2RN Transition Program Description
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, and schools within a 75-mile to 100-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.
Additional requirements include Introduction to Statistics (MATH 2250) and Pathway to Prosperity (GS 1010).
All-inclusive pricing includes course fees, in addition to the following:
$20........Health Center Services
$75........Career Center Services
*Recommended for all first-year college students
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, 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.
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|
|State of Ohio||No data|
|2017||Number of graduates who took exam||Number of graduates who passed exam||Pass Rate|
|State of Ohio||84.96%|
|2016||Number of graduates who took exam||Number of graduates who passed exam||Pass Rate|
|State of Ohio||79.48%|
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.
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%|
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.
- 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
- IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology
To learn more about each of these, click here.
Program 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 health.
Retention & Graduation Rates
The statistics for the PN2RN program can be found on the Registered Nurse webpage under Outcomes.
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 PN license to the Nursing Department. Students also need to take their HESI-A2 and have a 75% or higher prior to entering the PN2RN program.
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 Leanna Grey 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.
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