Associate Degree Program (368P) - Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as NLNAC
Full-time day program available in Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Lancaster
Part-time evening program available in Harrisburg, Lancaster and York
Part-time day nursing program available in York
About the career
Careers in Nursing - What's the Difference?
Nurses are eligible for a $700 discount in HACC's massage therapy program!
As you pursue your nursing education goals, all pre-nursing students are encouraged to meet with campus counselors/advisors to ensure a better understanding of the selection process.
Receiving an associate degree in nursing (ADN) at HACC will enable you to sit for the NCLEX® exam and to be licensed by the PA State Board of Nursing. After receiving your ADN you can pursue a BSN, a Masters or Doctorate degree.
Course requirements/suggested schedule
Nursing Requirements and Time Commitment
Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications
(pdf) (rev 9/13)
On-Line Application Instructions (pdf) (rev 3/13)
Policies Affecting Program Admission
High School Graduation Verification
(pdf) rev 8/11
Dosage Calculation Requirements
(pdf) rev. 3/14
Nursing Student Handbook
Advanced Standing Program (for LPNs)
RN to BSN articulation agreements
Admission to the college doesn't guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program. You will be admitted as a pre-nursing student and work with a pre-nursing advisor to apply to the clinical/core component of the program.
Length of Program and Degree Conferred
- The nursing program is 74 credits in length. Completion time can vary depending on a candidate's background, need for identified preparatory skills and coursework and the student's educational plan.
The traditional option
includes 4 semesters of clinical coursework and the part-time evening option
includes 8 semesters of clinical coursework. An associate of arts degree is awarded upon successful completion.
Graduates are eligible to take the exam for RN licensure administered by the State Board of Nursing.The complete full-time program is offered at the Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses. The complete part-time program is offered at the Lancaster and York campuses. General education (prerequisite) courses can be taken at any campus.
Educational Advancement -Continue your education with a BSN from Alvernia College, Drexel University & Online, Eastern Mennonite University, Eastern University - St. Davids, Immaculata University - Accelerated & Online, Indiana University of PA, Millersville University, Penn State University - Harrisburg, Mont Alto, York, and York College. Advanced practice in a nursing specialty requires a master's degree.
The nursing program at HACC has established dual admission agreements with Millersville University and Eastern Mennonite University to ensure seamless transmission to the completion of the BSN within 12-18 months after graduation. Classes are offered at the University campuses as well as York and Harrisburg HACC campuses. University representatives are available on HACC campuses every month for further discussion. For specific questions or information on a particular college or university, contact a nursing advisor.
For questions, contact Health Careers 717-780-1988
Nursing Program Offices
731 Old Harrisburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Blocker Hall Room 201
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Main Building Room 215
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
2010 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, PA 17404