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Nurse-LPN

Nurse - LPN

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


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

In an attempt to keep our students informed, the Department of Nursing and the Administrative Team, held an Information Session to update students on the plans for Fall 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Current Students in programs who are returning this fall, were given an opportunity to hear the plans and to ask questions. You may click this link if you missed the information session and want to hear the information presented. We recognize the burden that uncertainty places on all of you. Please be patient as we await finalized information from our Clinical Facility Partners regarding restrictions. Based on the current information, it is our goal to have TENTATIVE clinical schedules in place by the week of July 13th. Please understand that these plans are fluid.

For new students, who were accepted into the Nursing Clinical section to start this fall, you will have a more detailed Orientation Day Zoom Session that will provide you with more specific information. Information regarding that orientation will come in your admission packet through your HAWKmail account.


Link to the Fall 2021 Harrisburg, Lancaster and York clinical applications (via SurveyMonkey.com) - will be here in 2021. 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.

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.

Attend a TEAS Information Session (download flier) 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
 
TEAS Info Sessions
Date Time Zoom Link
Wed, Aug 12 4:00 pm

https://hacc.zoom.us/j/99122333532

Thu, Aug 13 10:00 am https://hacc.zoom.us/j/95720519624
Tue, Sept 8 4:00 pm https://hacc.zoom.us/j/95720519624
Wed, Sept 9 10:00 am https://hacc.zoom.us/j/91371289211

 

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

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 Campus  

or Face to Face

       Email for RSVP      

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

1 PM

Gettysburg Campus and Zoom

cglarue@hacc.edu

4/6/2021

1 PM

Lancaster Campus and Zoom

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

 

What does a practical nurse (LPN) do?

LPNs:

  • 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 2021 Harrisburg and Lancaster clinical application (via SurveyMonkey.com) - will be here in 2021. 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. Learn more about the TEAS test here.
  • Download High School Graduation Verification Information (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
Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org

 

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 start@hacc.edu


Practical Nursing Program, Harrisburg Campus 
Select Medical Health Education Pavilion (SMHEP), Room 204 
One HACC Drive 
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-780-2380

Practical Nursing Program, Lancaster Campus
Main Building, Room 215 
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike 
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-358-2880

Practical Nursing Program Office —York Campus
Leader Building, Room 136
2010 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, PA 17404
717-801-3252