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Leader Nursing Education CenterFact Sheet

May 18, 2004
Location: second floor of the Select Medical Health Education Pavilion, scheduled for completion in fall, 2005

  • Nursing skills area with 20 beds (up from 7 beds in Blocker Hall lab)
  • Simulation, observation and exam room areas
  • Faculty suites and offices for student support area
  • Computer work center for students
  • Space for paramedic training, including real-life scenarios for home or at-work emergencies
  • Fully equipped to accommodate up to 180 HACC nursing students per semester.
  • Nursing students at HACC's Wildwood Campus in
    Harrisburg in 1999: 120
    In 2004: 160
  • 100% employment rate for nursing students at graduation
  • HACC nursing graduates score 10-12% above the national average on their licensing exam
  • Registered Nurse is the #1 occupation with the most openings among occupations requiring post-secondary training or an associate's degree in Pennsylvania. It is in the top ten highest paying jobs, with a median salary of $46,700 in the state.
  • In 2000 Pennsylvania employed 115,280 nurses. It is expected, with the aging population, the large number of current nurses approaching retirement, by 2010 Pennsylvania will need 131,740 nurses - a 14% increase.
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