Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse (PHRN)

The Shumaker Public Safety Center is a Pennsylvania Department of Health Accredited Certification Training Institute. Learn about our Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse (PHRN) program.


Who is the course for?

This course is for currently licensed Pennsylvania Registered Nurses (RN). It enhances existing professional and clinical experience.

You should have a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and cardiology.

What does the course cover?

You will be eligible to take the Pennsylvania Department of Health certification exam(s) upon successful completion of this non-credit course.

You will also be certified in:


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)


When are classes?


What is the time commitment like?

You must complete classroom time. You also need to complete:

  • Online assignments
  • 144 clinical hours throughout the duration of the program

Clinical hours are in addition to classroom hours. You can create your clinical schedule with HACC's existing clinical sites throughout Central Pennsylvania. Supporting Clinical Health Examination Form.

How much does the course cost?

Tuition for this course is $1,500.  This does NOT include the textbooks.

How do I apply?

Submit the application form and cover letter to emstrng@hacc.edu. You need to schedule an interview prior to your application being accepted for the program.