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Nurse - RN

Learn about our Nursing Associate in Arts Degree (ADN) (RN) program (368P).

Download nursing clinical application information and deadlines - Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf, rev 3/23/16).

Apply for RN clinicals - link to the Spring 2018 Gettysburg/Harrisburg/Lancaster clinical application (via SurveyMonkey.com) - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN_App_Spring_18 - open now.  You must have taken the TEAS (minimum score 58.7) and have a GPA 2.5 or above to apply.  Highest TEAS score as of the application date is used in point calculation.  DEADLINE TO APPLY - Sept 28. Notification will be emailed (Hawkmail only) around Oct. 5. You may apply ONE time.

Download TEAS information (pdf)
Download HARRISBURG CAMPUS TEAS prep academic coaching flyer (pdf)

LANCASTER CAMPUS TEAS Prep Workshops - Join a workshop to…

  • Review ATI TEAS test sections
    • types of questions in each section
    • time allowances per section
  • Review test prep strategies and resources
  • Learn test day strategies

Monday, July 24

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Lancaster Main 331

Wednesday, Aug. 9

10-10:30 a.m.

Lancaster Main 316

Monday, Aug. 14

3-3:30 p.m.

Lancaster Main 331

 

Nursing Information Sessions

Get answers to all your nursing questions and hear about

  • Nursing careers
  • HACC's programs
  • Time commitment
  • Expenses
  • TEAS
  • Essential Qualifications/Background Checks/Health Forms
  • Application process
  • Friday, Nov. 3

    1-3 p.m.

    Lancaster Main 222

     

    RSVP to Patsy Lavinia - phlavini@hacc.edu - be sure to include your name, HACCID and the date and time you wish to attend.

     

    Monday, Nov. 27

    5-7 p.m.

    Lancaster Main 222

    Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

    9-10 a.m.

    Lancaster Main 222

    Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

    5-7 p.m.

    Lancaster Main 222

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    1-3 p.m.

    Lancaster Main 222

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    5-7 p.m.

    Lancaster Main 222

An RN:

  • Promotes health, prevents disease and helps patients cope with illness
  • Advocates and educates patients, families and communities
  • Provides and coordinates patient care
  • Observes, assesses and records symptoms, reactions and progress
  • Has a good knowledge of human biological sciences, math and problem solving
  • Works well with others as part of a team

Learn more about a career in nursing (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook).

 

Where do nurses (RNs) work?

Nurses work in many varied settings, including:

  • Hospitals, rehab centers and long-term care centers
  • Outpatient clinics and surgical centers
  • Home health, schools and industry

 

How much does the program cost?

Download Estimated expenses (pdf).

 

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

Upon successful completion, you will:

  • earn a Nursing Associate in Arts Degree (ADN)
  • be eligible to sit for the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN®) administered by the PA 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 Course requirements/suggested schedule (pdf, rev 3/2014).
  • HACC offers full-time day and part-time programs:

    • The full-time day program is at Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses.
    • The part-time program is at Harrisburg, Lancaster and York campuses.
    • Download part-time evening program requirements and schedule (pdf)
    • You can take general education (prerequisite) courses at other campuses and sites.

 

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

  • Admission to HACC does not guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program.  You begin as a pre-nursing student and work closely with your advisor to prepare to apply to the clinical/core component.
  • You are required to meet with a Health Careers advisor and complete general education courses before applying for the clinical portion.
  • Download cllinical application information and deadlines - Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf, rev 3/23/16).
  • Apply for clinicals - link to the Spring 2018 Gettysburg/Harrisburg/Lancaster clinical application (via SurveyMonkey.com) - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN_App_Spring_18 - open now. You must have taken the TEAS and have a GPA 2.5 or above to apply.  Highest TEAS score as of the application date is used in point calculation.
  • Download Nursing Verification of High School Graduation Requirement (pdf, 10/3/11)
  • HACC-approved credential evaluation service (pdf)

 

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

 

What is the Student Achievement Outcome Data?

OVERALL PASS RATE HACC Nursing  
October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016 89.23%
Oct. 1, 2014 – Sep. 30, 2015 85.88%

 

  Program Completion NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rate Job Placement
Class of May 2017 (113 grads) 75% TBD TBD
Class of December 2016 (176 grads) 71.4% 89.76% 98%
Class of August 2016 (21 grads) 84% 90.00% 99%
Class of May 2016 (137 grads) 82% 91.70% 98%
Class of December 2015 72.43% 91.38% 94%


Can I advance my education in this field?

  • You can pursue a Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing (BSN). You can also pursue a masters or doctorate degree.
  • You can earn your BSN from:
    • Alvernia College
    • Drexel University and Online
    • Eastern Mennonite University
    • Eastern University —St. David's
    • Immaculata University —Accelerated and Online
    • Indiana University of PA
    • Millersville University
    • Penn State University —Harrisburg, Mont Alto and York
    • York College
  • HACC has dual-admission agreements with Millersville University and Eastern Mennonite University.
    • These agreements ensure seamless transmission to completion of a BSN within 12-18 months after graduation.
    • Classes are held at Millersville University, Eastern Mennonite University and HACC's York and Harrisburg campuses.
    • University representatives are available on HACC campuses monthly to discuss the programs
    • For specific questions  or information contact a nursing advisor.

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

Nursing Program Office —Gettysburg Campus
731 Old Harrisburg Road, Room 300
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-339-3545


Nursing Program Office —Harrisburg Campus
Blocker Hall, Room 201
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-780-3207


Nursing Program Office —Lancaster Campus
Main Building, Room 215
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-358-2880


Nursing Program Office —York Campus
Leader Building, Room 136
2010 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, PA 17404
717-801-3252

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