Allied Health Science - Nursing is designed to give students the opportunity to strengthen their skills and meet the academic requirements for future consideration to the Nursing program. The Nursing program requires all 10 prerequisite courses to be completed prior to beginning the nursing program. These courses can be completed through the Allied Health Science - Nursing Track curriculum.
Once you have completed the appropriate prerequisite courses you can then apply to the Nursing
program. Transfer to the Nursing program is not automatic and is contingent upon meeting specific transfer criteria. However, students who meet the specific transfer criteria will have priority seating into the Nursing program.
Prerequisites for Admission
- Minimum High School weighted GPA of 2.0 for recent High School graduates or GED
- Harcum College Application for Admission
- Official high school transcript or GED transcript. This
requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a bachelor's
degree, unless specifically requested.
- Official College Transcripts (if applicable)
- Official SAT or ACT scores, if taken (critical reading and math scores only).
- TOEFL Scores - All applicants with English as a second language should contact the Admissions Office for guidance regarding TOEFL testing.
- Essay describing applicant's reasons for choosing Nursing as a career
- Letter(s) of recommendation from an employer, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.
The Harcum College Nursing program is accredited by the ACEN
(Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, phone: 404-975-500
Based on the program’s onsite accreditation review in the Spring 2012 cycle, the program was placed on warning status by the ACEN Board of Commissioners with a site visit scheduled for Fall 2014. A systematic plan of action has been implemented to ensure that all required criterion for accreditation is being addressed.
The nursing program was placed on provisional approval status on November 19, 2013 due to a decline in pass rates for first-time examinees to pass the National Licensure Examination. A comprehensive evaluation of all program components and a detailed performance improvement plan to correct all identified areas will be submitted to the State Board for review.