Programs And Courses


Nurse - LPN

Learn about our Practical Nursing Certificate program (LPN) (368P)

Nursing information sessions - Learn about nursing careers, HACC's programs, time commitment, expenses, TEAS, Essential Qualifications/background checks/health forms, application process.  Sessions will be held at the following locations:

  • Gettysburg Campus -  Wednesday, March 15, 5 pm in room 120B

Download clinical application information and deadllines - Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf, rev 3/23/16).

Link to Spring 2018 clinical application (on will be HERE - open July 1 through September 28 - CHECK BACK for link.

TEAS information - April 2016 (pdf)


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 and Lancaster campuses.  Prerequisite courses are offered at other campuses and sites.
  • The program is offered full-time during the day and the clinical component takes three semesters - 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, rev 3/23/16).
  • Link to Spring 2018 clinical application (on will be HERE - open July 1 through September 28 - CHECK BACK for link.
  • Download Nursing High School Graduation Requirement (pdf, 10/3/11)


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 First Time Pass Rate October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015: 93.8%
  • Class of December 2015: 93.33%
  • Program Completion Class of December 2014: 81%
  • Program Completion Class of December 2015: 73%
  • 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