Programs And Courses

Nurse - RN

Learn about our Nursing Associate in Science Degree (ADN) (RN) program (3456P).
 

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE - As of Aug. 26, 2021, the nursing program cannot guarantee clinical placement if you have not received the COVID-19 vaccination. READ MORE HERE.

 

Apply for Clinicals

The Spring (January) 2022 Harrisburg, Lancaster and Gettysburg clinical application using SurveyMonkey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN_Spring_2022

  • The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 26. The deadline to take the TEAS is Friday, September 24.
  • You must have taken the TEAS and scored (overall / composite / percentage) 70 or higher and have an overall GPA 2.5 or above to apply.  Highest TEAS score  (70 or higher) as of the application date is used in point calculation.
  • You must have completed Biology 121 (A&P 1) with a C or higher by the end of fall term.
  • You must be eligible to enroll in (or have completed) English 101 and Math 103 or 202.
  • You may submit ONE application for each application cycle. (In other words you cannot re-test and use a newer higher TEAS score once you have submitted your application.) 
  • You must submit your high school transcripts to ADMISSION@HACC.EDU. 
  • If you haven't attended an information session to learn about how to select and rank programs on the application - view the 2-9-21 information session presented by Mark Lieb, MSN, RN, Director of Harrisburg Campus nursing programs  - 2 hours - https://youtu.be/VTZmPdgJMMQ.

See complete clinical admission information - Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications.

Learn more about the TEAS test here. Includes link to the ATI website to register, remote proctoring, contact information, study groups and TEAS information sessions.

  • The TEAS test will be updated to Version 7 this fall.
  • For the 2022 application cycle: Either the Version 6 or Version 7 will be accepted.
  • Beginning in fall of 2023 ONLY Version 7 tests will be accepted.


How to meet with a HACC advisor - https://www.hacc.edu/Students/AdvisingCounseling/index.cfm

Have you created your parallel pathway yet?


Nursing Information Sessions - Please RSVP below and attend!

Get answers to all your nursing questions and hear about the following. Sessions tend to last about 2 hours - one hour presentation followed by a question/answer period. Students may attend any of the following sessions to receive information. Sessions are a general overview and information is given regarding programs and admissions for all campuses.

  • Nursing careers
  • HACC's programs
  • Time commitment
  • Expenses
  • TEAS
  • Essential Qualifications/Background Checks/Health Forms
  • Application process
NURSING Information Sessions - All sessions via Zoom.  ALLOW AT LEAST 2 HOURS!

RSVP required.    After RSVP'ing, students will receive details on how to connect to Zoom. Please login before session is scheduled to begin. WHEN YOU RSVP, be sure to include your name, HACCID and the date and time you wish to attend.

View the 2-9-21 information session presented by Mark Lieb, MSN, RN, Director of Harrisburg Campus nursing programs  - 2 hours - https://youtu.be/VTZmPdgJMMQ

 

Date Time Director Email for RSVP (RSVP is required)

9/22/21

1 p.m.

Bauer

mmeckenr@hacc.edu

10/06/21

4 p.m.

LaRue

cglarue@hacc.edu

10/20/21

1 p.m.

Donell

Cldonell@hacc.edu

11/3/21

1 p.m.

Donell

Cldonell@hacc.edu

11/17/21

p.m.

Bauer

mmeckenr@hacc.edu

12/7/21

4 p.m.

Lieb

akasmi@hacc.edu

1/14/22

p.m.

Bauer

mmeckenr@hacc.edu

1/19/22

6 p.m.

Donell

Cldonell@hacc.edu

2/17/22

1 p.m.

Lieb

akasmi@hacc.edu

2/23/22

6 p.m.

Donell

Cldonell@hacc.edu

03/30/22

1 p.m.

LaRue

cglarue@hacc.edu

3/16/22

4 p.m.

Bauer

mmeckenr@hacc.edu

04/13/22

p.m.

LaRue

cglarue@hacc.edu

4/27/22

2 p.m.

Donell

Cldonell@hacc.edu

05/11/22

4 p.m.

LaRue

cglarue@hacc.edu

5/19/22

1 p.m.

Bauer

mmeckenr@hacc.edu

6/8/22

6 p.m.

Donell

Cldonell@hacc.edu

6/14/22

4 p.m.

Lieb

akasmi@hacc.edu

 



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 Science 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 - includes evening program information (pdf).
  • 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.
    • 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 clinical application information and deadlines - Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf).
  • The Spring (January) 2022 Harrisburg, Lancaster and Gettysburg clinical application using SurveyMonkey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN_Spring_2022 You must have taken the TEAS and scored (overall / composite / percentage) 70 or higher and have an overall GPA 2.5 or above to apply.  Highest TEAS score  (70 or higher) as of the application date is used in point calculation. You may submit ONE application for each application cycle. (In other words you cannot re-test and use a newer higher TEAS score once you have submitted your application.)  You MUST submit your high school transcripts to ADMISSION@HACC.EDU. Learn more about the TEAS test here.
  • You must submit (to the Admissions Office) official high school transcripts (must contain your graduation date) or GED to admission@hacc.edu.

Does the HACC Nursing Program Accept Transfer Students from other Nursing Programs?

  • Yes, the HACC Nursing Program does accept transfer students from other nursing programs.
  • Please click this link to view the transfer process/requirements
  • Students requesting transfer must meet the application deadlines. Student must complete all transfer requirements by the following dates:
    • January 2022 Start: by Sept. 26, 2021

       

Is the program accredited?

  • The Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College), located at ONE HACC Drive, Harrisburg PA 17110-2999 is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (Phone: 404-975-5000), www.acenursing.org
    1. This program was initially accredited in January of 1987.
    2. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners (September 2019) for the Associate Degree Registered Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
  • You may view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
  • View the disclosure statement for ACEN (pdf)

 


What is the most current program student achievement data? (NCLEX Pass Rates, Completion Rates and End of Program Outcomes Data) (pdf)
 


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:
    • Albright College
    • Alvernia College
    • Capella University
    • Carlow University
    • Central Penn College
    • Chamberlain College of Nursing
    • Drexel University and Online
    • Eastern Mennonite University
    • Eastern University —St. David's
    • Edenboro University
    • Grand Canyon University
    • Harrisburg University
    • Immaculata University —Accelerated and Online
    • Indiana University of PA
    • Messiah University 
    • Millersville University
    • Penn College of Technology
    • Penn State University —Harrisburg, Mont Alto and York
    • Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
    • University of Phoenix
    • 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
Select Medical, Room 218
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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