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The Hocking College Experience

National Nurses Week: 16 Tips to Surviving Nursing School

by Tim Brunicardi

Facing the prospect of getting through nursing school can be described in single word: intimidating! While the process of trying to earn a registered nursing degree or a practical nursing certificate can be demanding, there are some tips and tricks nursing students can take that will lessen any anxieties they may have. Below are 16 tips to help get you through nursing school.

National Nurses Week: How RNs Differ From LPNs

by Tim Brunicardi

Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)While both positions support and promote the care of their patients, there are many differences that distinguish one job from the other.

National Nurses Week: Karen Teicher Memorial Nursing Scholarship

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you enrolled in Hocking College's Nursing program? If so, the Karen Teicher Memorial Nursing Scholarship is just one of the many scholarships to apply for at Hocking College. The funds provide the necessary aid to students who are in need, allowing them to focus on their studies and the hands-on clinical experience they would not otherwise have access to. In addition to the scholarship fund, the emergency fund portion offers assistance through gas and grocery store gift cards, pays for student's books, and necessary physicals, immunizations and supplies, as well as fees for their national accreditation testing. Due to this scholarship, it makes a college education an attainable goal for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

National Nurses Week: 5 Tips For Preparing For The NCLEX

by Tim Brunicardi

After long clinical hours and studying hundreds of flash cards labeled with medical terms, you’ve finally accomplished graduating nursing school. While you’re excited to celebrate this accomplishment, there’s still one last hurdle to overcome before getting your first nursing job. That hurdle? The National Council Licensure Examination, or better known as the NCLEX.

National Nurses Week: What Is It & How To Celebrate

by Tim Brunicardi

Today kicks off National Nurses Week, which the
American Nurses Association (ANA) has dubbed May 6-12 of each year. Other celebratory days that fall during this week include National Student Nurses Day (May 8) and National School Nurse Day, which is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 9, 2018) .

Getting A Welding Certificate — What To Know About D1.1 Certification

by Tim Brunicardi

What Is A D1.1 Certification?

Earning a D1.1 Certificate is a professional benchmark that anyone planning to enter the welding industry needs to meet. This tells potential employers that the certificate holder has been properly trained and has the work experience to become a qualified and capable member of their welding staff.

Holy Smokes! Today is International Firefighters' Day

by Tim Brunicardi

Today is International Firefighters Day, a day that we honor and celebrate the men and women who have dedicated their lives to keeping our communities safe.

According to FirefightersDay.org, "On this date, you are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community... [while also showing] our support and appreciation to firefighters' worldwide."

7 Benefits To Joining Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

by Tim Brunicardi

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has been providing students at 2-year colleges with opportunities to earn scholarships, develop their leadership skills, and give back to their respective communities for nearly 100 years.

Hocking's New Welding Program Features State-of-the-Art Lincoln Lab

by Tim Brunicardi

Beginning in Fall 2018, students will be able to take part in Hocking College’s new welding certification program at Hocking College’s Logan Educational Site. Aside from learning valuable skills that will help them break into this lucrative industry, students will be able to enjoy the benefits of working in a state-of-the-art Lincoln Welding Lab.

7 Benefits of Getting a Cyber Security Degree

by Tim Brunicardi

In today's world, we hear far too often about companies or businesses being hacked or falling victim to a data breach. As companies begin to do more and more business online, it's no wonder why cyber security is a booming field and a career students should consider getting into.