In many industries, including healthcare, companies like to promote from within. Why? Because hiring managers can identify standout employees who have a proven track record of high performance, reliability, a great attitude, leadership ability, and potential for growth. They don’t want to let good employees slip away, so it makes sense to promote them and keep them engaged. It’s a win-win situation for the employee and the company!

So, how can you start working toward your dream job now? One way is to start working in your chosen field as soon as possible. If you’re a PN student, consider working as an STNA to gain experience. If you’re in the ADN program, gain experience as an LPN before earning your RN license. Get your foot in the door and show your employer what great potential you have. Before you know it, your dream job could open up, and you could be next in line!

“Landing a promotion is a testament of your hard work and dedication to the field of nursing. Building relationships and gaining experience will help tremendously when it’s time to move up in your career,” said Deetra Dennis, Director of Career Services.

If you would like assistance finding a job during school or as a graduate, please reach out to your career services team at Hondros College of Nursing. Their purpose is to help you succeed!

I decided to pursue nursing when my grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer. While receiving treatments he was hospitalized due to an infection at the site. My grandpa developed a pressure sore, which turned infected. Within a week he turned septic and was transferred to the ICU. Sadly he passed away while in the ICU.

At the time I was pursuing my bachelor's degree in biology, with no plan of what exactly I would do after college. After seeing what my grandpa went through, I knew I wanted to be a nurse so I could take care of people and do my best to make sure no one else lost their grandpa the way I did.

A friend of mine was enrolled in HCON and loved it. She mentioned that is was a small school that provided its students with a great student to professor ratio. I had been looking for a nursing school and decided to set up a meeting. It was close to home, the staff was very welcoming, and it felt like the perfect fit.

Nursing is a career that will take you anywhere you want to go. There are so many avenues you can follow, whether you want to work locally, or travel around the world, anything is possible. Nursing school is very challenging, both mentally and physically. My best piece of advice would be to find something you love to do that can help with stress management. Personally, I run to relieve stress. I ran multiple full and half marathons, as well as local 5k and 10k races to help keep my mind healthy.

Nursing school is very trying and it will challenge you. You need to be patient with yourself and develop strong self-discipline that allows you to stay focused on the end goal. It can be easy to become discouraged, especially if classes are hard, you’re working, taking care of a family, and attempting to still have a social life.

The best advice someone gave me was to make a book that contained all of the positive and good things that happened during my nursing journey; things like cards from coworkers, family, and patients, photos from school, and name tags from jobs. Make it a sort of scrapbook, so when you are having a bad day and want to give up, pull out the book and let it be a reminder of why you do what you do.

Never be afraid to be turned down, and don’t let what others say keep you from going after something. I got a job at Miami Valley Hospital right after I passed my boards. Not only did I get a job in a great hospital, I was also accepted into the Versant RN Residency program. If I would have listened to those people who were negative, I would not be where I am today.

My education at HCON was the best. I was fortunate enough to be able to develop a strong relationship with my professors, clinical instructors and classmates. The overwhelming support and encouragement I received from the staff at HCON pushed me to excel both in the classroom and on the floor as a RN. I am blessed to have had HCON in my life.

Emily Redd, RN, attended our Fairborn campus and graduated from both the PN and ADN programs. Upon graduation and completion of her boards she signed a three year contract with Premier Health and currently works at Miami Valley Hospital in the surgery department.

Our newest community partner, founded in 1922, is the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of life plan communities and services in Ohio. With headquarters in Columbus, Ohio Living serves more than 73,000 people annually through their 12 facilities and 7 Home Health & Hospice offices. HCON and Ohio Living will be working together in clinical education and employment opportunities for our students, community outreach, and career development through HCON programs for their staff.

Fairborn Career Fair
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Step 1: Click here to login to your student portal.

Step 2: Click "career placement" on the left column under Campus Services tab.

Step 3: You will see a current list of healthcare jobs. Click on "email contact" to send your resume for consideration.

Accreditation and Approvals

College Accreditation: Accredited member, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), 750 First Street, NE Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 336-6780. RN-BSN Programmatic Accreditation: The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Hondros College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. State Approvals for the College: Ohio Board of Nursing (Practical Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing programs) and Ohio Department of Higher Education (RN-BSN program). Registered with State Board of Career Colleges and Schools: Westerville 13-09-2024T, West Chester 13-09-2027T, Fairborn 13-09-2025T, Independence 13-09-2026T, Maumee 14-01-2037T. Consumer information available at The Hondros College of Nursing online RN-BSN program is approved and offered through the Westerville Main Campus, located at 4140 Executive Parkway, Westerville, OH 43081. Hondros College of Nursing cannot guarantee employment or salary. Westerville Main Campus, 4140 Executive Parkway, Westerville, OH 43081. Fairborn Branch Campus, 1810 Successful Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324. West Chester Branch Campus, 7600 Tyler’s Place Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069. Independence Branch Campus, 5005 Rockside Rd., Suite 130, Independence, OH 44131. Maumee Branch Campus, 1684 Woodlands Dr., Maumee, OH 43537.

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