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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.

How Does Having A Criminal Record Effect Your Nursing Career?

by Tim Brunicardi

If you're interested in getting into the nursing industry, you may see that you're required to pass a criminal background check. Why is that? The following blog series will explain why criminal background checks are necessary, how the Ohio Board of Nursing handles them, and how having a criminal record can effect your nursing career. This third and final blog discusses how having a criminal record can effect your nursing career.

How the Ohio Board of Nursing Handles Criminal Background Checks

by Tim Brunicardi

If you're interested in getting into the nursing industry, you may see that you're required to pass a criminal background check. Why is that? The following blog series will explain why criminal background checks are necessary, how the Ohio Board of Nursing handles them, and how having a criminal record can effect your nursing career. This second blog will discuss how the Ohio Board of Nursing handles background checks.

Why Are Criminal Background Checks Required in the Nursing Industry?

by Tim Brunicardi

If you're interested in getting into the nursing industry, you may see that you're required to pass a criminal background check. Why is that? The following blog series will explain why criminal background checks are necessary, how the Ohio Board of Nursing handles them, and how having a criminal record can effect your career. This first blog will discuss why criminal background checks are necessary in the nursing industry.

How to Protect Yourself During Flu Season

by Tim Brunicardi

Winter is coming, which only means one thing... flu season! Those students who are pursuing a career in health care are required to get a flu vaccination. Why? Because health care personnel frequently provide care to others who are at an increased risk of infection (such as newborns and the elderly), so it's important for them to get immunizations to break the chain of infection. The reason for vaccinations against the flu is because it's easily transmitted from person-to-person, as well as from inanimate objects such as tabletops, cell phones, door knobs, keyboards, etc.

Breaking Down Ohio’s Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you interested in becoming a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)? A STNA, which takes direction primarily from either a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN), usually provides nursing-related services to persons in long-term care facilities.

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