Programs And Courses

Nurse - LPN

Learn about our Practical Nursing Certificate program (LPN) (3456P) and apply for clinicals.

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

Link to the Fall Harrisburg, Lancaster and York clinical applications (via - You must have taken the TEAS (overall (composite/percentage) score 60 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.

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)

  • 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 -
  • 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 -

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.



Zoom and originating campusor Face to Face

Email for RSVP


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Zoom Only (Lancaster)


10 AM

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6 PM

York Campus and Zoom


1 PM

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6 PM

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4 PM

Lancaster Campus and Zoom



Gettysburg Campus and Zoom


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4 PM

Harrisburg Campus and Zoom


2 PM

York Campus and Zoom


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York Campus and Zoom



What does a practical nurse (LPN) do?


  • Work under the direction of a physician, or registered nurse.
  • Meet the basic needs of patients. These include feeding, bathing, dressing, assisting with personal hygiene and emotional care.
  • Administer medications.

Learn more about a career in practical nursing (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational)


Where do LPNs work?

LPNs can work in a variety of settings. These include:

  • Long-term care facilities and rehabilitation centers
  • Outpatient clinics and doctors' offices
  • Home Health
  • Outpatient surgical centers


How much does the program cost?

Download Estimated Expenses (pdf) for a list of expenses.


What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?

Upon successful completion you will:

  • Receive a Practical Nursing Certificate of Completion
  • Be eligible to sit for the LPN licensure exam (NCLEX-LPN®) administered by the 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 required courses/suggested schedule (pdf)
  • HACC holds practical nursing clinical courses at the Harrisburg, Lancaster and York campuses.  Prerequisite courses are offered at other campuses and sites.
  • The program is offered full-time during the day and the clinical component takes four semesters - Fall,  Spring, Summer and Fall.
  • 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 Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf).
  • Apply for clinicals - link to the Fall Harrisburg and Lancaster clinical application (via - You must have taken the TEAS (overall score 60 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 may apply for both the LPN and RN programs.
  • Download Nursing High School Graduation Requirement (pdf)


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


Can I advance my education in this field?

  • You can pursue HACC's Health Science associates degree.
  • HACC has  a Transitional LPN program which offers advanced standing in the RN program to those LPNs who qualify and want to pursue an associate degree in nursing.


What is the most current program effectiveness data?

NCLEX-PN Overall First Time Pass Rate (Based on Testing Cycle):

  • Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept 30, 2019: 87.32%
  • Oct. 1, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2018: 100%
  • Oct. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2017: 96.77%


Program Completion Rate:

  • Class of December 2018: 73.84%
    • Job Placement: TBD
  • Class of December 2017: 58.2%
    • Job Placement: 100%
  • Class of December 2016: 58%
    • Job Placement: 100%

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

Practical Nursing Program, Harrisburg Campus 
Select Medical Health Education Pavilion (SMHEP), Room 204 
One HACC Drive 
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Practical Nursing Program, Lancaster Campus
Main Building, Room 215 
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike 
Lancaster, PA 17602

Practical Nursing Program Office —York Campus
Leader Building, Room 136
2010 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, PA 17404