Hondros College receives CCNE accreditation
THE COMMISSION ON COLLEGIATE NURSING EDUCATION AWARDS ACCREDITATION TO RN-TO-BSN COMPLETION PROGRAM
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (May 23, 2013) — Hondros College was notified it received programmatic accreditation status by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its online RN-to-BSN degree program offered through the Westerville, Ohio, main campus. Hondros College received a five-year grant of programmatic accreditation, the maximum duration for a grant of initial accreditation.
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency that contributes to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE is a voluntary, self-regulatory organization that serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.
“To further our mission, Hondros College sought voluntary CCNE accreditation for the RN-to-BSN program as an additional measurement of excellence that conveys our commitment of offering high-quality education to our nursing students,” said Linda Hondros, President of Hondros College. “We take pride in our academic standards, students and the communities in which we work and live.”
CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continual growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs. The accreditation is based on an intensive review of how the college implemented the American Association of Colleges of Nursing guidelines for baccalaureate nursing programs. Hondros College met all four standards upon the first survey visit from CCNE including: mission and governance; institutional commitment and resources; curriculum and teaching/learning practices; and program effectiveness.
“We are very proud that CCNE recognized the quality of our nursing education programs by granting programmatic accreditation of the RN-to-BSN program,” said Carol Hrusovsky, MSN/ED, BSN, RN, Associate Dean, online programs. “As healthcare is reformed, the nursing field is experiencing increased responsibility and accountability causing health systems and hospitals to hire professionals with more education to deliver the highest level of care. Providing more BSNs reinforces our commitment to our hospital and health system partners as well as the needs of the communities we serve.”
Introduced in 2011, Hondros’ RN-to-BSN program was created to meet the growing need for bachelor’s-degree-prepared registered nurses who can provide advanced levels of care in diverse settings. The program is designed to accommodate working RNs who aspire to further their education as full- or part-time students. Registered nurses are able to enroll on a quarterly basis, providing the flexibility to further their education at their convenience.
The Hondros College RN-to-BSN program consists of 185 credit hours. Full-time students can complete the curriculum in as little as 12 months. Opportunities are available for part-time students. Enrollment is now open for the summer 2013 quarter. Classes begin July 8, 2013, with no waitlist for qualified candidates.
Open House dates announced
Hondros College shared today the 2013 open-house dates for prospective nursing students at their four Ohio campuses. Twelve open-house dates are set for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year; each open house begins at 5 p.m. and provides the opportunity to learn about Hondros College’s nursing programs for persons interested in becoming a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse. Read more...
Nurses and Purses in Columbus
Hondros College is a proud sponsor of WNCI radio's upcoming Nurses and Purses event! Nurses can enjoy a fun night out and win great prizes on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Columbus. Read more...
Hondros College holds commencement
More than 400 graduates receive diplomas on March 24
Columbus, Ohio (March 24, 2013) — Hondros College held its combined fall and winter quarter commencement ceremony with the conferring of 408 diplomas on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio. Read more...
Hondros College Announces the First Graduating Class of RN-to-BSN Program
First RN-to-BSN program Graduates Receive Diplomas
Introduced in 2011, Hondros College’s online RN-to-BSN program was created to meet the increasing demand for bachelor’s-degree-prepared RNs who can provide advanced levels of care in diverse settings. Hondros College’s RN-to-BSN program offers quality education, using state-of-the-art learning technology, a simple online platform, direct admissions and flexible scheduling options for working adults. Read more...
Hondros College Awarded 2013 Top Work Place for the Dayton/Springfield Area
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) January 28, 2013 - Hondros College is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the Dayton and Springfield area Top Workplaces.
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.
There is a unified feeling present amongst all of the departments at Hondros College. Employees are encouraged to share their thoughts and opinions. They enjoy helping students realize their dreams of a rewarding new career. A vision and passion for education, business and philanthropy is present in all facets of the college. Read More.
Hondros College - West Chester to host College Goal Sunday Event
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) January 2013 - Hondros College’s West Chester Campus will host the state-wide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” (CGS) on February 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as the need-based state grants.
“We are excited to host this event and help area families as they plan for college. Filling out the FAFSA is an important and exciting step in the life of a college-bound student,” said David Kramer, campus director at Hondros College. Read More
Hondros College Announces 2013 Open House Dates
Future Students Invited to Ohio Campuses to Learn More about Nursing Programs
Westerville, Ohio (January 10, 2013) Hondros College announced today the 2013 open-house dates for prospective nursing students at their four Ohio campuses. Sixteen open-house dates have been set for the 2013 calendar year; each open house begins at 6:00 p.m. and provides the opportunity to learn about Hondros College’s nursing programs for persons interested in becoming a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse.
The open-house events will feature information on the practical nursing diploma program and obtaining an associate degree in nursing through Hondros College. Prospective students will have the opportunity to visit the campus, tour facilities and labs, meet with admissions staff members and discuss available financial aid opportunities. Read More.
Hondros College Honors Faculty and Staff During Annual Meeting
Hondros College Honors Faculty and Staff Members for their exemplary Service
Westerville, Ohio (December 21, 2012) Hondros College presented the Distinguished Nursing Faculty Award, the Excellence in Customer Service Award, the Hondros College - Nursing Programs Award and the Margaret Hondros Award on December 18, 2012, during the college’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Westerville, Ohio
Carol Thomas, president, nursing programs said, “I am so proud of our nursing team at Hondros College. Our 2012 award recipients deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication to our mission. I am honored to work with them, and I look forward to another successful year in 2013.”
The Heartbeat-December 2012
HONDROS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES FIRST RN-TO-BSN STUDENT AMBASSADOR
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Oct. 5, 2012) — Hondros College, formally announced today the first RN-to-BSN student ambassador, Michelle Perry, a second-term student at Hondros College and long-term-care nurse from Arcanum, Ohio.
Derived from existing Hondros College programs, the RN-to-BSN ambassador program recently appointed its first student ambassador to incorporate student representation and engagement into the year-old nursing program.
“As a liaison for their classmates, ambassadors work closely with faculty and administration to impact policies and change throughout the organization,” said Duke Cooper, campus director. “Michelle was nominated for the role because of her academic excellence, positive attitude and inquisitive nature. She communicates clearly in an online environment in a productive and positive way, keeping students on their toes.”
In this role, Michelle is an advocate for the college and the RN-to-BSN program, serving as a key contact to students in the course of study, facilitating peer tutoring, developing campus events and serving as a liaison between students and faculty.
“As a student ambassador, I work closely with the campus director and faculty to ensure the program runs smoothly from the standpoint of the students,” said Perry. “I act as the voice for the nursing students, and I’m able to help my peers succeed in this program by providing their insight and feedback to the administration to encourage improvement.”
Founded on the ideal of encouraging working adults to pursue continued education, the college prides itself in the flexibility it offers.
“It works really well for full-time, working students. You have the ability to get online to your classroom when it’s convenient for you – day or night,” Perry stated. “With a husband, three children and a full-time job, the last thing I want to do is sit in a classroom for hours. I’m succeeding at Hondros because I can complete my course work when and where it works for me.”
Hondros College hopes to add student advisors to the program in the next year to assist Michelle and further student involvement in the RN-to-BSN program.
RN-to-BSN program successfully completes site visit evaluation toward CCNE accreditation
Four out of four standards met during on-site visit by the evaluating team
Sept. 12, 2012--Hondros College is in the process of obtaining accreditation for its online RN-to-BSN program from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The team of CCNE on-site evaluators visited the main campus in Westerville this week.
The CCNE has four standards on which nursing programs are judged for accreditation. The standards include: Mission and Governance, Institutional Commitment and Resources, Curriculum and Teaching-Learning Practices and Aggregate Student and Faculty Outcomes. Hondros College’s RN-to-BSN program has successfully completed the site evaluation portion of the CCNE accreditation process by meeting all four CCNE standards for accreditation for baccalaureate degree programs.
“I am very pleased with the outcome of the CCNE on-site evaluation. We are seeking voluntary CCNE accreditation for our RN-to-BSN program because that is one more measurement of excellence that conveys our commitment to offering high-quality education to our nursing students,” said Linda Hondros, president of Hondros College.
The next steps of the CCNE accreditation process will be the CCNE evaluators presenting the site evaluation report to the Review Committee in March 2013 and the Commission in April 2013.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
Hondros College is an accredited member of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and in applicant status with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). State approvals include: Ohio Board of Nursing, Ohio Board of Regents, State Board of Career Colleges and Schools of Ohio: Columbus 85-02-0952T, West Chester 09-03-1892T, Dayton 07-11-1846T, Independence 10-05-1928T. Consumer information for the Nursing Program is available by clicking here.