Programs And Courses


Nurse - LPN

Learn about our Practical Nursing Certificate program (LPN) (368P)


What does a practical nurse (LPN) do?


  • 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)

Where do LPNs work? 

LPNs can work in a variety of settings. These include:

  • Long-term care facilities and rehabilitation centers
  • Outpatient clinics and doctors' offices
  • Home Health 
  • Outpatient surgical centers

  • How much does the program cost?

    Download Estimated Expenses (pdf, rev 2/15) for a list of expenses.


    What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?

    Upon successful completion you will:

    • Receive a Practical Nursing Certificate of Completion
    • Be eligible to sit for the LPN licensure exam (NCLEX-LPN®) administered by the State Board of Nursing.

    What are the required courses and what is the suggested schedule? How long does the program take to complete? Where are the clinical classes held?

    • Download a list of required courses/suggested schedule (pdf)
    • HACC holds practical nursing clinical courses at the Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses.  Prerequisite courses are offered at other campuses and sites.
    • The program is offered full-time during the day and the clinical component takes three semesters - Spring, Summer and Fall.

    What are the program clinical admission criteria and how do I apply for clinicals?


    Is the program accredited?
    The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326

    Phone: (404) 975-5000
    Fax: (404) 975-5020
    Email: info@acenursing.org
    Web: www.acenursing.org


    Can I advance my education in this field?

    • You can pursue HACC's Health Science associates degree.
    • HACC has  a 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.

    What is the most current 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%

    How can I get more information?


    Who can I contact for more information?
    Please contact an Admissions Counselor, by phone at 800-ABC-HACC, or by email at start@hacc.edu

    Practical Nursing Program, Harrisburg Campus 

    Select Medical Health Education Pavilion (SMHEP), Room 204 
    One HACC Drive 
    Harrisburg, PA 17110


    Practical Nursing Program, Lancaster Campus
    Main Building, Room 215 
    1641 Old Philadelphia Pike 
    Lancaster, PA 17602