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. 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.
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.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites.
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
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
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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
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 Michele Hanson 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.
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
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Transition PN2RN
Course of Study
For students entering May 2016
|COURSE NO.||PN2RN CO-REQUISITES||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||PN2RN TRANSITION SEM||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NT-1140||PN2RN Adult Health||2.00||2.00||3.00||$200.00|
|NT-1147||PN2RN Maternal Newborn||1.00||0.00||1.00||$45.00|
|NT-1142||PN2RN Holistic Care & RN Transition||2.00||0.00||2.00||$45.00|
|COURSE NO.||RECOGNITION OF PN*||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NT-1050||Concepts of Nursing Care||0.00||0.00||10.00|
|NT-1060||Concepts of Nursing Science||0.00||0.00||10.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NT-2010||RN Adult Health III/Mental Health||3.00||15.00||8.00||$420.00|
|NT-2014||RN Applied Pharmacology||1.00||0.00||1.00||$45.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NT-2015||RN Child Health||1.00||0.00||1.00||$45.00|
|NT-2020||Nursing Care of Patients W/Complex Health Alterations||4.00||15.00||9.00||$479.00|
|NT-2024||Leadership in Nursing||2.00||0.00||2.00||$50.00|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:||ESTIMATED TOTAL COURSE FEES:|
*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
Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
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. Salaries at the entry level for RN’s range from $30,000 to $45,000. The median RN wage in the US is estimated at $64,690.