Programs And Courses

Nurse - RN

Learn about our Nursing Associate in Science Degree (ADN) (RN) program (3456P).


To keep our students informed, the Department of Nursing and the Administrative Team, held an Information Session to update students on the plans for Spring 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Current Students in programs who are returning in the spring of 2021, 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 understand that these plans are fluid.

For new students, who are planning to apply to the Nursing Clinical section to start in the spring of 2021, 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 Summer  (May) 2021 York clinical application will be here in January. CHECK BACK. The Fall (August) 2021 Harrisburg, Lancaster and Gettysburg clinical applications will be here in late spring. CHECK BACK. You must have taken the TEAS and scored (overall / composite / percentage) 70 or higher and have an overall GPA 2.5 or above to apply.  Highest TEAS score (70 or higher) as of the application date is used in point calculation. You may submit ONE application for each application cycle. (In other words you cannot re-test and use a newer higher TEAS score once you have submitted your application.)
 

See complete clinical admission information below.

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.

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

 

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
Check back - or contact Kathy Pasewark kjpasewa@hacc.edu    
     
     
     

 

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.

NURSING Information Sessions - attend any session originating campus doesn't make a difference.

Date

   Time  

Zoom and Originating Campus
or Face to Face
For Zoom - attend any session -
information is all the same.

Email for RSVP

9/23/2020

1 p.m.

View Powerpoint from this presentation (click here)

 

10/1/2020

4 p.m.

Zoom Only

lcheth@hacc.edu

10/21/2020

1 p.m.

Zoom Only

Cldonell@hacc.edu

11/5/2020

4 p.m.

Zoom Only

akasmi@hacc.edu

11/16/2020

1 p.m.

Zoom Only

Cldonell@hacc.edu

12/16/2020

1 p.m.

Zoom Only

lcheth@hacc.edu

1/20/2021

6 p.m.

Zoom Only

Cldonell@hacc.edu

2/9/2021

1 p.m.

Zoom Only

akasmi@hacc.edu

2/24/2021

6 p.m.

Zoom Only

Cldonell@hacc.edu

3/9/2021

4 p.m.

Zoom Only

lcheth@hacc.edu

3/24/2021

1 p.m.

Zoom Only

cglarue@hacc.edu

4/6/2021

1 p.m.

Zoom Only

lcheth@hacc.edu

4/15/2021

4 p.m.

Zoom Only

akasmi@hacc.edu

5/26/2021

2 p.m.

York Campus and Zoom

Cldonell@hacc.edu

6/9/2021

6 p.m.

York Campus and Zoom

Cldonell@hacc.edu

 

An RN:

  • Promotes health, prevents disease and helps patients cope with illness
  • Advocates and educates patients, families and communities
  • Provides and coordinates patient care
  • Observes, assesses and records symptoms, reactions and progress
  • Has a good knowledge of human biological sciences, math and problem solving
  • Works well with others as part of a team

Learn more about a career in nursing (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook).

 

Where do nurses (RNs) work?

Nurses work in many varied settings, including:

  • Hospitals, rehab centers and long-term care centers
  • Outpatient clinics and surgical centers
  • Home health, schools and industry

 

How much does the program cost?

Download Estimated expenses (pdf).

 

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

Upon successful completion, you will:

  • earn a Nursing Associate in Science Degree (ADN)
  • be eligible to sit for the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN®) administered by the PA 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 Course requirements/suggested schedule - includes evening program information (pdf).
  • HACC offers full-time day and part-time programs:

    • The full-time day program is at Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses.
    • The part-time program is at Harrisburg, Lancaster and York campuses.
    • You can take general education (prerequisite) courses at other campuses and sites.

 

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 clinical application information and deadlines - Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf).
  • Link to the Summer  (May) 2021 York clinical application will be here in January. CHECK BACK. The Fall (August) 2021 Harrisburg, Lancaster and Gettysburg clinical applications will be here in late spring. CHECK BACK. You must have taken the TEAS and scored (overall / composite / percentage) 70 or higher and have an overall GPA 2.5 or above to apply.  Highest TEAS score (70 or higher) as of the application date is used in point calculation. You may submit ONE application for each application cycle. (In other words you cannot re-test and use a newer higher TEAS score once you have submitted your application.)  Learn more about the TEAS test here.
  • You must submit (to the Admissions Office) official high school transcripts (with graduation date) or GED. 

 

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

 

What is the Student Achievement Outcome Data?

OVERALL NCLEX FIRST TIME PASS RATE HACC Nursing Pass Rate Number of Graduates Tested
Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2019 90.85% 426
Oct. 1, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2018 90.32% 403
Oct. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2017 91.93% 322

 

Graduating Class On Track Program Completion Rates (graduated on time) Program Completion in 150% of expected time (delayed graduation date) NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rate Job Placement
Class of August 2019 (57 grads) 63.68% 80.24% TBD TBD
Class of May 2019 (157 grads) 59.49% 78.19% TBD TBD
Class of December 2018 (198 grads) 69.41% TBD 93.9 TBD
Class of August 2018 (56 grads) 60.05% 80.8% 82.13% TBD
Class of May 2018 (92 grads) 56% 77.5% 89.02% 100%
Class of December 2017 (144 grads) 64.29% 79.02% 89.39% 100%
Class of August 2017 (60 grads) 55% 62% 91% 100%
Class of May 2017 (113 grads) 56 75% 93.58% 100%
Class of December 2016 (176 grads) 53.9 71.4% 89.39% 98%


Can I advance my education in this field?

  • You can pursue a Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing (BSN). You can also pursue a masters or doctorate degree.
  • You can earn your BSN from:
    • Alvernia College
    • Capella University
    • Carlow University
    • Central Penn College
    • Drexel University and Online
    • Eastern Mennonite University
    • Eastern University —St. David's
    • Harrisburg University
    • Immaculata University —Accelerated and Online
    • Indiana University of PA
    • Messiah College
    • Millersville University
    • Penn College of Technology
    • Penn State University —Harrisburg, Mont Alto and York
    • University of Phoenix
    • York College
  • HACC has dual-admission agreements with Millersville University and Eastern Mennonite University.
    • These agreements ensure seamless transmission to completion of a BSN within 12-18 months after graduation.
    • Classes are held at Millersville University, Eastern Mennonite University and HACC's York and Harrisburg campuses.
    • University representatives are available on HACC campuses monthly to discuss the programs
    • For specific questions  or information contact a nursing advisor.

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

Nursing Program Office — Gettysburg Campus
731 Old Harrisburg Road, Room 300
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-339-3545


Nursing Program Office — Harrisburg Campus
Select Medical, Room 218
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-780-3207


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


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

 

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