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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Tracey A. Maine

The purpose of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to make people all over the world more knowledgeable about this disease. In conjunction, government agencies, medical societies and nonprofit organizations work with survivors to raise money to fund research, educate women about the importance of getting regular mammograms and detail methods of prevention and early detection.

More than 450 take part in Hocking College's graduation ceremony

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—More than 450 students took part in Hocking College’s combined Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 graduation ceremony Saturday, May 8.

Celebrating National Nurses Week

by Amanda Grinstead

Every year between May 6 and May 12 is National Nurses Week.

Hypertension Awareness is Theme of American Heart Month 2021

by Tracey A. Maine

February 2021 is American Heart Month!

Hocking College Changes Pathways into Rewarding Nursing Career

by Tim Brunicardi
Hocking College now offers a new pathway to a rewarding and in-demand career in nursing! The State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA), also known as a CNA, provides basic care and helps patients with activities of daily living. Employment in this field is projected to increase 8% in the next 10 years. Becoming an STNA is an excellent introduction to healthcare and can be the first step to becoming a Registered Nurse. 

There’s still time to register for the next cohort! This three-week program begins on:
  • Feb. 15, 2021
  • Mar. 15, 2021
  • Apr. 12, 2021
For more information on our STNA program, please visit 
https://www.hocking.edu/stna

Hocking College is not currently accepting applications for the Practical Nursing program as the program voluntarily withdrew from ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing) on Sep. 1, 2020.

This Fall, the Focus is on Diabetes Awareness

by Tracey A. Maine

November is National Diabetes Month! This campaign aims to make people more aware of the symptoms and make people more aware of the risk factors associated with this disease.

How did October become National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

by Tracey A. Maine

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to make people throughout the country more knowledgeable about this global health issue.

Franklin’s RN to B.S. or M.S. Options Save Students Time & Money

by Tracey A. Maine

According to Hocking College Nursing Program Manager Sarah Frazier, this spring, 32 students will graduate from the college's Registered Nursing program.

Franklin University Announces Tuition Guarantee

by Tracey A. Maine

On May 18, Franklin University announced it would not raise undergraduate or graduate tuition this year. Students registering for the 2020-21 academic year will receive a tuition guarantee of $398 per undergraduate semester hour and $670 per graduate semester hour until graduation.

Wrapping up Black History Month with Dr. Charles Drew

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Blood transfusions save 4.5 million people every year. When people have surgery or are in accidents, they lose blood, and it needs to be replaced; that's where blood transfusions save lives.

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