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HCN Coronavirus Update

August 17, 2021

The ever-changing coronavirus situation is an unprecedented scenario, and we are working diligently to protect the health and well-being of our HCN family while simultaneously educating future nurses who are so important to our communities. We are excited you are committed to the nursing profession and hope you are reading about how critical nurses are during this COVID-19 situation. As nurses, we are often on the front lines taking care of those in need, and this historic experience shows more than ever the need for strong, dependable, caring nurses. Please continue to check your e-mail daily for important updates for both current and prospective students.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II Distributed to Students

Hondros College of Nursing (HCN) received funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). HEERF II is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.

HCN received and distributed a total of $1,962,048.00 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement (CFDA 84.425Q) ((a)(4) Program) [for] Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021.

A total of 2048 of enrolled students were awarded Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

HCN used the following process to determine students who would be awarded an Emergency Financial Aid Grant with HEERF II funding and how much a student would receive.

• Enrolled students were evaluated for Title IV eligibility based on either a 2020/2021 FAFSA on file with HCN or self-certification of Title IV eligibility in the absence of a FAFSA on file with HCN.

• Title IV eligible students received one of two awards as follows

o Pell eligible enrolled students received $1,060;

o Non-Pell eligible enrolled students and students that self-certified received $500.

Financial aid grants for students must be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, transportation, books and supplies, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. 

This is HCN’s final quarterly posting and covers all HEERF II fund expenditures.

HCN Distributes All Cares Act Funding Directly to Students

Hondros College of Nursing reaffirms its May announcement that Hondros has distributed 100 percent of the $3.12 million it received in emergency relief aid to 1,687 eligible nursing students who were not studying fully online prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Cares Act Disclosures

Hondros College of Nursing (HCN) received funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”), which is described in Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. For more information on the CARES ACT disclosures, click here.

Media Coverage

HCN faculty, students and alumni across the state have talked with local media about the impact of the pandemic on nurses and nursing education. Click the links to below to check out the stories.


April 14, 2021

More Ohioans switching careers to become nurses during pandemic


March 10, 2021

Ohio nursing schools seeing increase in applicants amid pandemic


May 13, 2020

Healthcare workers honored with Floats for Heroes


May 9, 2020

Coronavirus: Area nurses making a difference during pandemic


March 31, 2020

State eases licensing for Ohio nurses


March 31, 2020

Legislation allows Hondros nursing grads to help during COVID-19 fight


March 30, 2020

DeWine temporarily suspends testing for newly graduated nursing students

Frequently Asked Questions

Our campuses remain open and are regularly sanitized with rigorous hygiene protocols.  All staff and students are required to conduct a screening prior to entering the building.  We will adhere to the state guidelines of social distancing. Our Admissions and Financial Aid teams are equipped to meet with individuals online.
HESI entrance exams can be taken either online from your home or on campus, whichever you choose. Let your Admissions Representative know which option you prefer, and we will work out the details together.
Our Admissions and Financial Aid teams have the ability to conduct one-on-one meetings with you online. So, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. You’ll be provided a link to access the meeting.
Courses that have moved online from the on-ground lecture format are using a learning management system with resources, tools, and learning activities arranged in an easy-to-understand format. If you’re nervous, don’t worry. We have prepared a variety of resources to help you move into online learning, and if you are struggling, Hondros College of Nursing faculty and staff will be standing by to assist you.
If you are experiencing issues with WiFi Internet, please contact your Campus Administration to discuss additional options.
Please call us at 855-90-NURSE and we’ll direct your call to the individual who can help answer that for you.  

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