Nurse - LPN
Learn about our Nurse - LPN Credit Certificate program (368P) - Harrisburg/Lancaster Campuses.
What is an LPN?
An LPN (practical nurse) has various duties. You will be an integral member of a healthcare team.
- Work under the direction of a physician, or registered nurse.
- Meet the basic needs of patients. These include feeding, bathing, dressing, assisting with personal hygiene and emotional care.
- Administer medications.
- Learn more about a career in practical nursing (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational)
How much do LPNs make?
The median salary for an LPN is $42,100 as of 2012. Visit www.salary.com for more information on local salaries.
How do I enroll in the program?
This is a selective program. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program. You will begin as a pre-nursing student.
The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredit the program.
- Download Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf, rev 7/2014).
- Download Online Clinical Application Instructions for the PN program (pdf. rev 9/14).
Download Dosage Calculations Requirements (pdf, rev 8/2014).
- Download Nursing High School Graduation Requirement (pdf, 10/3/11)
Where does HACC hold classes?
HACC offers the complete LPN program at the Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses.
HACC offers some required courses at other campuses and sites.
What are the required courses?
Download a list of required courses/suggested schedule (pdf)
How much does the program cost?
Download Estimated Expenses (pdf, rev 5/2014).
Program effectiveness data
- Pass rate on board exam (2010, 2011 and 2012) -93%
- Graduation rate (2010, 2011 and 2012) -71%
- Job placement (2011 and 2012) -92%
When are clinicals?
The clinical component takes three semesters - Spring, Summer and Fall.
What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?
HACC will award you a certificate in practical nursing after successful completion.
You will be eligible to:
- Sit for the NCLEX®exam.
- Get your LPN nursing license.
The PA State Board of Nursing provides licensing.
The program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Where can I work?
You can work in a variety of settings. These include:
- Long-term care facilities
- Outpatient clinics
- Doctors' offices
- Home Health
- Outpatient surgical centers
How can I advance my education in this field?
You can complete additional education to become a registered nurse. You can pursue HACC's Health Science associates degree.
HACC also has Transitional LPN program which offers advanced standing in the RN program to those LPNs who qualify and want to pursue an associate degree in nursing. After completion of the Transitional LPN program, you will need to sit for the RN-NCLEX exam for licensure.
Where can I get more information?
- Download the Nursing Student Handbook 2014-2015 (pdf)
- Download Dosage Calculation Requirements (pdf, rev 3/2014).
- Visit Career Infonet for salary and job outlook statistics. Find career videos and licensing requirements.
- Visit the National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc. (NAPNES) .
- Visit allnurses.com .
- Visit Careers for Nurses .
Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN)
- Visit the PA State Board of Nursing .
Who can I contact for more information?
717-780-1988 or 800-222-4222, ext. 211988
Practical Nursing Program, Harrisburg Campus
Select Medical Health Education Pavilion, Room 204
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Practical Nursing Program, Lancaster Campus
Main Building, Room 215
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602