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Registered Nursing

Median Pay as a Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse Positions by 2024
Semesters until Graduation

Registered Nursing

Registered Nursing

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

Hocking College offers a four clinical/theory semester, which results in an associate's degree. The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing prepares students to apply and take the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Students are required to complete Pre-Clinical requirements, such as a background check, drug screen, physical examination, STNA Certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer general coursework prior to beginning clinical coursework.


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.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites. Applicants should meet with a nursing advisor to determine an individualized academic plan.

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 health care environment.


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



Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing 

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 48.0
Lab Hours: 148.0
Clinical Hours: 651.0

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 48.0
Lab Hours: 148.0
Clinical Hours: 651.0


Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. PRE-CLINICAL Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  BIOS-1113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3.00 2.00 0.00 4.00 $170.00
  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 15.00 2.00 0.00 16.00 $447.00

  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NT-1110 RN Basics Gero/Adult Health I 3.00 48.00 168.00 8.00 $300.00
  BIOS-1114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3.00 2.00 0.00 4.00 $170.00
  NT-1112 RN Holistic Care 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 $45.00
  NT-1121 RN Ethical/Legal Issues 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $45.00
    Totals 9.00 50.00 168.00 15.00 $560.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NT-1120 RN Adult Hlth II/Maternal NB 3.00 48.00 144.00 8.00 $400.00
  NT-1114 RN Beginning Pharmacology 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 $45.00
  NT-1200 Micro/Patho 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 $75.00
    Totals 7.00 48.00 144.00 12.00 $520.00

  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-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
  NT-2015 RN Child Health 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $45.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 10.00 0.00 195.00 15.00 $614.00
Course Hours: 15.00 Lab Hours: 2.00 Clinical Hours: 0.00 Cost: $447.00

Course Hours: 9.00 Lab Hours: 50.00 Clinical Hours: 168.00 Cost: $560.00

Course Hours: 7.00 Lab Hours: 48.00 Clinical Hours: 144.00 Cost: $520.00

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

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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.

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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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