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The Hocking College Experience

12 Reasons to Take Summer Classes

by Tim Brunicardi

After a long semester of classes, tests, term papers, and seemingly never-ending homework assignments, the last thing most college students want to do is spend their summer vacation taking summer classes.

How Getting A Degree In Accounting Offers Job Stability & Versatility

by Tim Brunicardi

The roots of accounting can be traced to somewhere between 3,300 to 2,000 BC when the ancient Mesopotamians first recorded their tax records on clay tablets. Then during the Medieval Period, merchants began to implement bookkeeping techniques into their business dealings. This profession continued to evolve thanks to Luca Pacioli (AKA "the father of accounting") of Italy. Due to his efforts, business owners were introduced to the concepts of using journals, ledgers, and balance sheets.

Hocking College President Wins Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Award

by Tim Brunicardi

Hocking College President Dr. Betty Young recently became one of 35 college presidents who received Phi Theta Kappa’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. The awards were presented at the annual Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Catalyst 2018 convention held in Kansas City, Missouri on April 19-21.

Hocking College's Faculty Spotlight: Susan Dietz

by Tim Brunicardi

Although becoming a teacher wasn’t Hocking College Professor Susan Dietz ‘s original plan, thanks to the intervention of an insightful instructor, she changed course and embarked on a career in education that’s spanned over 35 satisfying years.

4 Ways of Handling College Stress as a Single Mom

by Tim Brunicardi

When West Virginia native Anna Jarvis orchestrated the first official Mother’s Day celebration in 1908, the world was a very different place. Back then women didn’t have the right to vote and rarely rose above the status of being a wife and mother.

National Nurses Week: What Do LPNs & RNs Need In Addition to a Degree?

by Tim Brunicardi

When anyone makes the decision to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN), there are specific skills they need to be taught. However, there are some essential qualities all LPNs and RNs need that simply can’t be acquired in a classroom.

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: 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.

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.