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Nursing Transition Program - PN2RN

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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 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


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)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 
Atlanta, GA 30326


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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Transition PN2RN

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

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

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

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.
Course Hours: 12.00 Lab Hours: 0.00 Clinical Hours: 0.00 Cost: $277.00

Course Hours: 9.00 Lab Hours: 2.00 Clinical Hours: 2.00 Cost: $430.00

Course Hours: 0.00 Lab Hours: 0.00 Clinical Hours: 0.00 Cost: N/A

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

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

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


Year 1/1/15-12/31/15

Hocking College


State of Ohio




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 7/1/14-6/30/15

Hocking College



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.


Year 7/1/14-6/30/15

Hocking College




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.


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