Programs And Courses

Take the first step to restart YOUR nursing career with HACC’s RN/LPN Reactivation and Refresher programs.

This program may return in Spring 2025. Contact Jackie Foster at

If you are a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) whose license is inactive or lapsed, you could re-enter the healthcare field in two months. HACC’s reactivation and refresher programs are your first step back into the career you love!

“HACC is proud to play a part in helping the nursing shortage by providing this training to nurses who want to return to the profession.” - Susan Biggs, Director of Healthcare Education, HACC

Find YOUR place at HACC.


RN/LPN Reactivation and Refresher programs

No course available

The HACC RN/LPN Reactivation and Refresher programs are for:

  • RNs and LPNs who have an inactive or lapsed license and want to reinstate their license
  • RNs and LPNs who want to refresh their skills before returning to the clinical setting 

The programs prepare individuals for return to nursing practice and the clinical setting. 

The curriculum focuses on the nursing process, current nursing practices, trends, ethical/legal issues, pharmacology and clinical management of patients. Attention is given to a variety of aspects including: assessment skills, care plans, infection control, technological advancements, quality assurance and drug administration. 

After completing this program, you can re-enter the workforce as an RN or LPN.

  • The 2018 median pay for RNs was $71,730 per year.
  • The 2018 median pay for LPNs was $46,240 per year
  • Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Instructors are experts in the field of nursing and education and will assist and guide you in returning to active participation in the nursing profession. Clinical experience is conducted in an acute care medical-surgical facility to provide optimum learning opportunities. Through clinical experience, classroom lectures and hands-on labs, you will have the opportunity to refresh your skills, build your confidence and gain insight into new techniques and technology. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Program Length: If you are required to perform a clinical rotation for reactivation of your inactive or lapsed license, this program is designed to be completed in eight weeks. If you are only taking the classroom/lab portion of the program to refresh your skills, the program can be completed in six weeks or less.

Student Dress Code: You will be required to wear scrubs while performing your clinical experience. You will also be required to wear nursing-appropriate (closed-toe and closed-heel) footwear at your clinical experience and in the lab. Please note that no Crocs are permitted.

Textbooks: Textbooks are required but will be provided on your first day of class.

Schedule to be announced. Contact Jackie Foster for information,

Classes will be held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Some evenings and Saturdays may be required. The clinical experience will be Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.


Yes, the HACC Foundation is offering up to 10 full scholarships for this program. Please see below to apply.

Please call the HACC Welcome Center at 717-221-2414 to register and pay tuition.

Students are required to submit the following documentation prior to class start date:  

  • Valid PA RN License
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Physical Examination
  • Current Immunization Status
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • PPD
  • Clinical Attire
  • Pennsylvania State Police Background Check
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
  • FBI Background Check

Please call 717-221-1727 for more information or email Jackie Foster,

HACC Foundation Scholarships

The HACC Foundation is offering scholarships to cover the tuition for this program. Please complete the form below to be entered into the random drawing. Winners will be notified via email.