practical nursing diploma (Day & evening/weekend) - ohio

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Upon successful completion of four (4) quarters (44 weeks) of the Practical Nursing curriculum, and meeting all graduation requirements, the graduate will be awarded a diploma and be certified to the Ohio Board of Nursing, which will determine the student’s eligibility to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX®-PN). Within the scope of practice for the licensed practical nurse, and at the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, chiropractor or registered nurse, the graduate will meet the client’s needs by fulfilling the following program outcomes:

1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan in a variety of structured healthcare settings within the scope of practice of the Practical Nurse.

2. Engage in clinical judgment to make patient-centered care decisions within the scope of practice of the Practical Nurse.

3. Incorporate quality improvement activities to improve patient care.

4. Participate in teamwork and collaboration with the inter-professional team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons.

5. Use information technology to support and communicate the provision of patient care.

6. Incorporate management, legal, and ethical guidelines within the scope of practice of a Practical Nurse.

7. Promote a culture of caring to provide support, compassion and culturally-competent, holistic care.


Catalog Code

Course Name





COL 099 

Strategies for Successful Nursing Professionals0

BIO 117

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology


MTH 101 

Basic Math & Dosage Calculation


NUR 150

Fundamental Concepts of Practical Nursing I


NUR 155

Critical Thinking for the Practical Nurse





English Composition I3

NUR 160

Fundamental Concepts of Practical Nursing II6

NUR 163

Concepts of Practical Nursing in the Care of Elderly Patients3



NUR 166

Concepts of Family Centered Nursing for the Practical Nurse4

NUR 172

Intravenous Therapy for the Practical Nurse3

NUR 176

Concepts of Adult Health Nursing for the Practical Nurse I5



NUR 180

Concepts of Mental Health Nursing for the Practical Nurse3

NUR 185

Concepts of Adult Health Nursing for the Practical Nurse II3

NUR 190

Transition to Practical Nursing Practice3

NUR 195

Application of Clinical Judgement in Practical Nursing Practice3


Total Quarter Credit Hours Required48

Legend:  Science Course,  General Education Course,  Nursing Course


Acceptance to Hondros College of Nursing is based on the following general requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The applicant must submit official, un-expired government-issued documentation needed for admission (driver’s license, state ID, passport, or proof of citizen-ship or permanent residency if not a U.S. citizen) The applicant’s physical location, as it pertains to courses offered via distance education, will be determined by the address listed on the un-expired government-issued document. Change of addresses must be processed in the CAMS Student Portal, by clicking the “Edit Profile” link. Moving to a state that Hondros College of Nursing is not approved to operate in may adversely impact the student’s ability to complete the program;
  2. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age or older at the time he or she starts the program;
  3. The applicant must complete and sign the application for admission and pay the applicable application fee;
  4. The applicant must complete the Student Online Readiness Survey. For technology requirements, refer to the “Technology Requirements and Acceptable Use Policy” on page 23. There are no additional costs to enroll in courses offered only via distance education;
  5. The applicant must be a high school graduate or possess the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma. The applicant must provide documentation of graduation from high school in the form of a valid high school diploma, transcript, or other acceptable documentation issued by an authorized state education agency (e.g., General Education Development (GED)). International transcripts/documents need to be evaluated by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE); and
  6. The applicant must complete and sign the enrollment agreement and pay any applicable enrollment agreement fees.  


  1. The applicant must take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam and achieve a cumulative score of 70% or higher. The HESI Admission Assessment Exam fee, for each attempt, is paid by the applicant.
  2. The applicant must complete an interview with an admissions representative;
  3. The applicant must complete a criminal background check via electronic fingerprint check with National Background Check, Inc. (NBCI), or Viewpoint, for an Ohio [BCI] and FBI check, and pay the applicable fee (certain convictions and/or pending charges may result in an adverse admissions decision).