Programs And Courses

Nurse - RN

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

Fall 2020 Nursing Update Information (pdf) - June 13, 2020

Link to the Spring 2020 Harrisburg, Lancaster and Gettysburg clinical applications (via SurveyMonkey.com) - will be here August 1. You must have taken the TEAS (overall (composite/percentage) score 70 or higher) and have an overall GPA 2.5 or above to apply.  Highest TEAS score as of the application date is used in point calculation. You may submit ONE application for each application cycle. (In other words you cannot use a newer higher TEAS score once you have submitted your application.)

Download April 21 TEAS Remote Proctoring Information - IMPORTANT (pdf)
    Download April 17 TEAS Remote Proctoring Information (pdf)

Watch the 9-minute ATI Student Orientation video about installing Proctorio and setting up for your test. Please allow time to do this!

ATI website to register for the TEAS test (you MUST do a dry run test 24 hours before your scheduled test)https://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/TEAS-Products.aspx.-

  • As long as the test is being proctored remotely you may register for a test at ANY HACC location since the test is being done from the comfort of your own home.
  • It does not affect the campus you select when you apply for clinicals.
  • Select a day / time that fits your schedule, keeping in mind that you are required do a "dry run" sample test 24 hours before your actual scheduled test. Keep that in mind and do NOT try to schedule a test for within 48 hours. Remember you need to receive notification of assessment IDs and do the dry run test 24 hours prior to the actual test. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
  • It doesn't matter which program (nursing/allied health) you choose - the test is the same and the Composite/Percentage score will be the same regardless. 
  • New test dates will be added regularly - keep checking the ATI website and check Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster and York HACC locations. We are limited to how many dates are posted at a time.
  • If you take the test via a non-HACC "location" you need to have your scores sent to HACC.
  • If you plan to retest be sure to allow time (advisors suggest a month) to study the areas you need to improve in before you retake the test.
  • If you have TEAS technology problems or questions contact Elisa Cohen - escohen@hacc.edu
  • If you have TEAS refund questions please contact ATI.
  • PLEASE Watch the 9-minute ATI Student Orientation video about installing Proctorio and setting up for your test. This video is extremely beneficial getting you ready for the dry run and test.
  • Preparing for your TEAS exam

    • TEAS Study Group (currently held remotely through Zoom)
      • This study group is lead by a HACC tutor. You will discuss various different TEAS sample questions and work through practicing them.
    • TEAS Coaching  (These session are held through Zoom, so you may attend any session!)
      • In these sessions, you will learn about TEAS test strategies, preparation techniques, and more.
  • Download nursing clinical application information and deadlines - Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (Fall 2020) (pdf).
  • Download basic TEAS information (pdf) - including how to register; how long to wait before re-testing (at least 45 days - recommended) and how long scores are valid for (3 years)

Please note: the testing fee for students has not changed; the college is absorbing the additional cost of the Proctorio component. 

Transfer students please note: Biology 121 AND 122 may both need to be completed at the same institution; they may not transfer individually. (It depends on when and where you took them.)

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

Join a workshop to…

  • Review ATI TEAS test sections
    • types of questions in each section
    • time allowances per section
  • Review test prep strategies and resources
  • Learn test day strategies

Nursing Information Sessions

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

WHEN YOU RSVP, be sure to include your name, HACCID and the date and time you wish to attend.

After RSVP'ing, students will receive details on how to connect to Zoom. Please login before session is scheduled to begin.

Date

Time

Zoom and originating campusor Face to Face

Email for RSVP

7/22/2020

1 PM

Zoom Only (Lancaster)

lcheth@hacc.edu

7/29/2020

10 AM

Zoom Only (Harrisburg)

akasmi@hacc.edu

9/8/2020

1 PM

Zoom Only

(Harrisburg)

akasmi@hacc.edu

9/11/2020

1 PM

Zoom Only

(Lancaster)

lcheth@hacc.edu

 

9/23/2020

1 PM

Zoom Only

(Gettysburg)

cglarue@hacc.edu

10/1/2020

4 PM

Zoom Only

(Lancaster)

lcheth@hacc.edu

10/21/2020

1 PM

Zoom Only

(York)

Cldonell@hacc.edu

11/5/2020

4 PM

Zoom Only

(Harrisburg)

akasmi@hacc.edu

11/16/2020

1 PM

Zoom Only

(York)

Cldonell@hacc.edu

12/16/2020

1 PM

Zoom Only

(Lancaster)

lcheth@hacc.edu

1/20/2021

6 PM

York Campus and Zoom

Cldonell@hacc.edu

2/9/2021

1 PM

Harrisburg Campus and Zoom

akasmi@hacc.edu

2/24/2021

6 PM

York Campus and Zoom

Cldonell@hacc.edu

3/9/2021

4 PM

Lancaster Campus and Zoom

lcheth@hacc.edu

3/24/2021

1PM

Gettysburg Campus and Zoom

cglarue@hacc.edu

4/6/2021

1 PM

Lancaster

lcheth@hacc.edu

4/15/2021

4 PM

Harrisburg Campus and Zoom

akasmi@hacc.edu

5/26/2021

2 PM

York Campus and Zoom

Cldonell@hacc.edu

6/9/2021

6 PM

York Campus and Zoom

Cldonell@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).
  • Apply for clinicals -  Link to the Fall Harrisburg, Lancaster and Gettysburg clinical applications (via SurveyMonkey.com)  - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN_Fall_20.  You must have taken the TEAS (overall (composite/percentage) score 70 or higher) and have an overall GPA 2.5 or above to apply.  Highest TEAS score as of the application date is used in point calculation. You may submit ONE application for each application cycle.
  • You must submit (to the Admissions Office) official high school transcripts (with graduation date) or GED. 

 

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

 

What is the Student Achievement Outcome Data?

OVERALL NCLEX FIRST TIME PASS RATE HACC Nursing Pass Rate Number of Graduates Tested
Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2019 90.85% 426
Oct. 1, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2018 90.32% 403
Oct. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2017 91.93% 322

 

Graduating Class On Track Program Completion Rates (graduated on time) Program Completion in 150% of expected time (delayed graduation date) NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rate Job Placement
Class of August 2019 (57 grads) 63.68% 80.24% TBD TBD
Class of May 2019 (157 grads) 59.49% 78.19% TBD TBD
Class of December 2018 (198 grads) 69.41% TBD 93.9 TBD
Class of August 2018 (56 grads) 60.05% 80.8% 82.13% TBD
Class of May 2018 (92 grads) 56% 77.5% 89.02% 100%
Class of December 2017 (144 grads) 64.29% 79.02% 89.39% 100%
Class of August 2017 (60 grads) 55% 62% 91% 100%
Class of May 2017 (113 grads) 56 75% 93.58% 100%
Class of December 2016 (176 grads) 53.9 71.4% 89.39% 98%


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
    • Capella University
    • Carlow University
    • Central Penn College
    • Drexel University and Online
    • Eastern Mennonite University
    • Eastern University —St. David's
    • Harrisburg University
    • Immaculata University —Accelerated and Online
    • Indiana University of PA
    • Messiah College
    • Millersville University
    • Penn College of Technology
    • Penn State University —Harrisburg, Mont Alto and York
    • 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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