HCN CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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.

REVISED ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Spring 2020 – Classes began Monday, April 13
Spring 2020 – Finals conclude Wednesday, June 24
Summer 2020 – Classes begin Monday, July 6 as planned

CORONAVIRUS OMNIBUS LEGISLATION (HB197)

Due to the overwhelming need for nurses right now, Governor DeWine has signed a bill that would allow nursing graduates to start working without first taking the NCLEX examination. To find out how that impacts new nursing graduates and to learn more about initial licensing click here.

MEDIA COVERAGE

HCN faculty, students and alumni across the state have talked with local media about the impact of Ohio's new law regarding temporary nurse licenses during the COVID-19 crisis. Click the links to below to check out the stories.

 

Cincinnati      WCPO ABC Affiliate
Cincinnati      WLWT Channel 5  NBC Affiliate
Cincinnati      WKRC CBS/CW Affiliate
​Cleveland      WKYC NBC Affiliate
Columbus      WBNS 10 TV CBS Affiliate
Columbus      The Columbus Dispatch
Dayton           Dayton Daily News
Dayton           WKEF/WRGT TV ABC/FOX Affliate
Toledo           Channel 13 Action News
Toledo           Toledo Blade

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Classes for the 2020 Spring Quarter began Online
Considering recommendations regarding group gatherings and social distancing by our state and national leadership, we started spring term classes online with the intention of bringing students back on campus as soon as safely possible. Our faculty and staff worked diligently to ensure classes began online on April 13.

Is it safe to visit to the campus?
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 spacing, and conduct meetings at a minimum of six-feet apart. Our Admissions and Financial Aid teams are now equipped to meet with individuals online.

I need to take my HESI entrance exam, how do I do that now?
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.

What if I need to meet with admissions or financial aid?
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.

How are online classes working?
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 understand that this will be a transition, and we are preparing 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.

What if I don’t have access to internet?
There are a couple of options if you do not have access to internet for online classes. Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Click here for more details on that offer. Hondros College of Nursing is not affiliated with this service; we are simply sharing the information. If you are experiencing issues with WiFi Internet, please contact your Campus Administration to discuss additional options.

What about clinical and labs?
We are still determining the best course of action for the hands-on portion of the curriculum, such as labs and clinical, so please stay tuned to your email for more details.

I’m a new student, will we still have New Student Orientation?
HCN has transitioned its New Student Orientation to a self-paced online module. In addition to the online NSO, your books will be shipped to you at the address on file and will receive an email once they have been shipped. When the determination has been made to return to classroom instruction, your scrubs will be distributed and we will take your photo for your ID badge. 

Will the schedule for summer quarter be impacted?
Classes for the summer quarter will begin July 6, as planned. Due to delaying the start of the spring quarter by one week, there will only one week between quarters, as finals for the spring quarter will conclude on Wednesday, June 24.

What should I do if I have additional questions?
Please call us at 855-90-NURSE and we’ll direct your call to the individual who can help answer that for you.  

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Findex.html

Symptoms:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fsymptoms.html

Prevention:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention.html