Student Catalog

You have selected a college designed with the motivated, mature learner in mind. We are committed to providing a high-quality education that serves our communities of interest. As you get to know us, you will have the opportunity to meet and work with our faculty who are experienced, dedicated and passionate educators. Our faculty bring significant hands-on professional experience to the classroom, lab and clinical experiences at Hondros College of Nursing. This allows us to provide our students with an education based on sound academic theory and real-world experience.

We appreciate and support your commitment to your future! Best wishes with your educational endeavors.


Hondros College of Nursing’s primary purpose is to provide students with quality education in diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate programs, and assist graduates in obtaining rewarding careers in their field of study.

Mission Statement

The mission of Hondros College of Nursing is to provide education through the baccalaureate level to a diverse and motivated population of students through traditional and non-traditional delivery methods. We will do this through providing high-quality education that is immediately applicable to our students’ career goals and the communities in which they serve, by faculty who have relevant and demonstrated experience.

College Objectives

As an extension of its mission, Hondros College of Nursing strives to prepare students to meet the following objectives.

  1. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication
  2. Apply scientific, legal, and ethical principles to professional practice
  3. Integrate critical thinking into decision making
  4. Engage in professional life-long learning
  5. Demonstrate social responsibility, cultural sensitivity, and service in the community
  6. Utilize technology in professional practice

History of Hondros College of Nursing

Hondros College began in 1981 as a real estate preparatory school. In 2006, the College received approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing to offer Practical Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing programs, which were launched at the West Chester campus, near Cincinnati, in January 2007. In 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2017 the College expanded the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing programs to the Westerville, Fairborn, Independence, and Maumee campuses, respectively. The main campus of record at the Ohio Board of Nursing is the suburban Columbus (Westerville) campus.

Hondros College continued to pursue excellence in higher education. In 2011, the College proudly received authority from the Ohio Board of Regents to confer baccalaureate degrees. The online RN-BSN completion program welcomed its inaugural class in October 2011. In May 2013, the RN-BSN completion program at Hondros College became accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-679. Effective July 2018, the College is no longer enrolling new students in the RN-BSN program.

On November 1, 2013, Hondros College was acquired by American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) which provides the college additional resources to advance its mission. The real estate and other business programs remain associated with Hondros College of Business, which is a separate, unrelated organization.

Hondros College has responded to the needs of motivated, dedicated nursing students by introducing more flexible schedules, such as evening/weekend scheduling options. The College has taken additional steps to offer nursing education that is timely, relevant, and directly tied to the expectations of healthcare employers in the communities we serve. In January 2016, Hondros College introduced a concept-based curriculum and realistic, innovative lab simulation experiences to enhance the education and preparedness of nursing students at all campuses. To better reflect its mission, Hondros College changed its name to Hondros College of Nursing in 2016.

As an extension of its goal to provide student-centered career education that meets community needs, Hondros College of Nursing opened a Medical Laboratory Technology program in October 2017 at the West Chester nonmain campus, and in April 2019 at the Westerville main campus. Effective July 2019, the College is no longer enrolling new students in the MLT program.

The College launched a new campus in Indianapolis, Indiana in January 2020. The first class of practical nursing students began in April 2020. 

The College launched a new campus in Akron, Ohio in January 2021. The first class of practical nursing students began in April 2021. The first class of associate degree in nursing students began in October 2021.

The College launched a new campus in Bingham Farms, MI in August 2022. The first class of practical nursing students began in October 2022.

In May 2023, the College’s Fairborn, OH campus commenced classes at a new address in Dayton, OH. This change allows the campus to better serve its student population in a more convenient location.

Legal Control of the College

National Education Seminars, Inc., d.b.a. Hondros College of Nursing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc., (APEI), a Delaware Corporation. APEI is a publicly-traded corporation, the common stock of which is listed on NASDAQ. APEI is located at 111 W. Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414.

A copy of the Hondros College of Nursing Student Catalog is available at the front desk of each campus. Students maintaining continuous enrollment should follow the policies in effect at the time of enrollment. Students will be notified via the Student Portal of any addenda to the catalog, or publication of a new catalog. In accordance with Ohio Administrative Code 4723-5-12(B), Hondros College of Nursing will not implement changes to policies for student progression or requirements for completion for any students currently enrolled in the nursing programs.