Programs And Courses


Nurse - RN

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


What does a nurse (Registered Nurse, RN) do?

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, rev 2/2014).


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?


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 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?

Health Careers


717-780-1988 or 800-222-4222, ext. 211988


Nursing Program Office —Gettysburg Campus 

731 Old Harrisburg Road 

Gettysburg, PA 17325 


Nursing Program Office —Harrisburg Campus 

Blocker Hall, Room 201 

One HACC Drive 

Harrisburg, PA 17110 


Nursing Program Office —Lancaster Campus 

Main Building, Room 215 

1641 Old Philadelphia Pike 

Lancaster, PA 17602 


Nursing Program Office —York Campus 

2010 Pennsylvania Avenue 

York, PA 17404


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