Can I take the prerequisite courses at Harcum College?
If you would like to take the prerequisite courses here at Harcum College you can do that by applying to the Allied Health Science-Nursing Track curriculum. For the paper application, select Allied Health Science-Nursing Track or select Allied Health Science-Nursing Track, on the drop down, for the online application. This track begins every semester and can be done full-time or part-time. Also, this track will typically take 1 to 2 years to compete the nursing prerequisite courses.
Can I take the prerequisite courses at another college or university?
Yes, as long as the college or university is regionally accredited.
What type of degree would I be awarded?
Harcum College is an Associate Degree granting institution. Graduates from the Nursing Program are awarded an Applied Associate of Science Degree (ASN). Upon graduation, students can sit for the National Council for Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). If the exam is passed successfully, the student may practice as a Registered Nurse. Harcum College also has articulation agreements with many schools if the student wishes to pursue a BSN degree in nursing.
Can I take my TEAS exam at another school?
Yes, just submit your scores with your complete application packet.
Can I still submit my packet even if I am still working on my prerequisite courses?
Yes, however the prerequisite courses must be completed by the appropriate deadline.
If I am applying to the EVENING track for nursing can I take my prerequisite courses in the spring semester?
Yes, students have up till May to complete their 10 prerequisite courses. However, the nursing committee would prefer students to have the courses done by December prior to the May start. The student should submit an unofficial transcript showing which courses are in progress followed by an official once the courses are completed.
Can I go full-time for the Day Nursing Program?
If students in DAY nursing require being full-time, they can elect to take additional courses outside of the nursing major; however the nursing portion will still take 2 years to complete.
My College/High School will not release my transcripts to me…what should I do?
Harcum College understands that some schools will not release transcripts to the students and for that reason we allow transcripts to come separately to the college. However, transcripts and the online application are the only documents allowed to come separately everything else must be in one complete packet.
Can I fill out the online application?
Yes, but the additional documents must come in one complete packet.
Can you tell me more about the DAY nursing track?
The DAY Nursing Track is a two-year (4 semester) part-time curriculum which begins each September. If students in DAY nursing require full-time, they can elect to take additional courses outside of the nursing major. However, the program will still take 2 years to complete. Upon completion of the course of study, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Nursing courses are taught in the daytime. The DAY nursing class is held one day a week. Clinical practicum may occur in the day, evening or weekend depending upon availability.
Can you tell me more about the Evening nursing track?
The EVENING Nursing Track is primarily an 18 month part-time program which begins each year in May and goes until December of the following year. If students in EVENING nursing need to be a full-time student, they can elect to take additional courses outside of the nursing major. However, the nursing portion will still take 18 months to complete. Upon completion of the course of study, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Nursing courses are taught three nights a week. The EVENING nursing class is held one night a week and the clinical practicum will occur the other two evenings and/or weekends.
All Nursing courses and clinical time are subject to change and depend on availability.
Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
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