RACC offers several options for students interested in a career in nursing, including an associate degree in Nursing, a Practical Nurse certificate program and a CNA, Nurse Aide program.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a 70-credit curriculum where you will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree and be eligible to sit for the state licensure examination to become a registered nurse. If you are interested in this field, begin here with the Registered Nurse admissions process.
Practical Nursing is a 12-month program consisting of 48 credits that may only be pursued on a full-time basis. Upon successful completion, you are eligible to take the license exam to become a practical nurse. View these step-by-step directions for admission to the Practical Nursing program.
The CNA, Nurse Aide career training program allows you to earn a certificate in as little as six months. This program can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis and consists of between 128 and 165 hours. At the end of the program you are eligible to sit for the Pennsylvania State Competency Exam. For more information or to register for the CNA program, please contact Gretchen Barrell at 610-372-4721, ext. 5703.
View our full checklist for first-time students.