Are you an empathetic person who cares about the wellbeing of others? Do you have an interest in how the body handles and overcomes illness and injury? If you are looking for a career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others, nursing might be the right fit for you!
HACC’s Nursing program can put you on the path to earning your license and finding a position in a healthcare facility. After completing our program and earning your Associate in Science (AS) in nursing, you will be qualified to register for the NCLEX® licensing exam.
Our program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
What can I do with this in the workforce?
Once you pass the NCLEX® licensing exam and obtain your license, you’ll be prepared to begin an entry-level position as a registered nurse (RN) in a variety of healthcare delivery settings, such as acute-care hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and long-term care facilities, among others. Many of our graduates take positions in medical, surgical, critical-care, obstetrics, oncology, pediatrics, mental health and emergency departments.
As an RN, you will have an influence in your community and make a difference by:
Students who are best suited to become an RN have:
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What is HACC’s program like?
Our Nursing program is a dynamic, concept-based nursing curriculum taught by faculty who are experts in their field. You will be able to apply your nursing knowledge in a variety of healthcare settings. In fact, our graduates are highly sought by local healthcare employers.
Throughout our program, our compassionate, empathetic professors will teach you how to:
You will also be taught how to develop and manage nursing care plans, instruct patients and their families in proper care and help individuals take steps to improve or maintain their health. In addition, high-fidelity simulation scenarios will prepare you to handle high-risk situations that you may face when caring for patients.
HACC developed the following program outcomes from the four core concepts and nine key components of the Nursing program’s Conceptual Framework (pdf). The curriculum will prepare you to demonstrate:
*Adapted from Educational Competencies for Graduates of Associate Degree Nursing Programs, NLN, 2010. Bold and italicized words are concepts that thread throughout the HACC Nursing program Conceptual Framework (pdf).
Please note that our program is selective. Acceptance in to the College does not guarantee admission into the Nursing program. There are specific requirements you must meet to be accepted. For the specific requirements, nursing application and admission cycle, please visit the Health Careers webpage or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What classes will I take?
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Yes! Conveniently YOURS, our degree programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.
It is important to note that the current trend in nursing is to mandate that all nurses obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing (BSN). At HACC, you will complete your basic education, obtain your licensure and be able to find employment so that you can work while continuing to pursue your education.
Our various transfer options for you are:
|American Public University System:||RN to BSN (pdf)
|Millersville University of PA:||RN to BSN (pdf)
|Penn State Harrisburg:||RN to BSN (pdf)
Where can I complete this program?
When can I apply?
You can enroll in HACC classes for the spring, summer and fall, and you can apply online anytime! When you submit your application, you must include the unique program code 345P to ensure you are applying to the correct program.
Clinical application is a separate process. Find information on applying for clinicals here.
Please remember that the program is selective. Acceptance in to the College does not guarantee admission in to the Nursing program. There are specific requirements you must meet to be accepted. For the specific requirements, nursing application and admission cycle, please visit the Health Careers Nursing webpage or please contact an Admissions Counselor, by phone at 800-ABC-HACC, or by email at email@example.com.
How can I learn more?