Are you compassionate about others and work well with a team? Can you do multiple tasks while working under pressure? Do you have a general interest in the inner-workings of the human body? If so, a career in practical nursing may be for you.
HACC’s Practical Nursing certificate will give you the knowledge and skills to obtain your license and practice in this exciting field. This curriculum is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Practical nurses are crucial members of a healthcare team. The demand for licensed practical nurses continues to grow. A practical nurse is prepared to work in many healthcare delivery settings, such as extended-care facilities, dialysis centers, correctional centers, clinics and acute-care facilitates, and be wellness coaches. As a practical nurse, you may perform a variety of tasks, such as:
Every day is different for practical nurses; therefore, it is important to have a well-rounded blend of skills. The ideal candidate for this program should:
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Due to the amount of hands-on training and level of commitment by our professors, it is a selective program. Acceptance in to the program is not a guarantee. Instead, you must apply to enter the program, which is different from applying to the College. Since there are specific requirements, we encourage you to visit the Health Careers section of our website, email email@example.com.
Our program will prepare you to demonstrate:
After receive the Practical Nursing certificate, you will be qualified to register for the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Once you pass this exam, you will obtain a license to practice as a practical nurse. When you are licensed, you can find employment as a practical nurse.
Our certificate program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. However, if you wish to continue your education, we encourage you to earn an associate degree in our Nursing AS program!
When you complete your associate degree, you can continue and transfer credits to a four-year school.
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 3270 to ensure you are applying to the correct program.
Please remember that the program is selective. Acceptance in to the College does not guarantee admission in to the Practical 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 LPN webpage or please contact an Admissions Counselor, by phone at 800-ABC-HACC, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.