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Practical Nursing


Overview:

The Practical Nursing course, approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing, provides an opportunity for the students to successfully study and learn the course requirements to take the licensure examination after graduation.
After passing the licensure examination, students will work full-time in the health care field as a Licensed Practical Nurse, providing bedside care to assigned patients. The program includes both classroom and clinical learning experiences in various nursing facilities in New Castle County.

Curriculum

  • Medical Office Practice
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Basic Health Care Skills
  • A science core for scientific basis of practice
  • A professionalism core for job readiness and professional conduct.

Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen & Delaware resident at least 18 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license & Social Security Card (must be presented at time of application)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Letters of reference
  • Pass Nursing Entrance Exam
  • Pass a criminal background check, child & adult abuse registry checks, and drug screening
  • $180.00 Non-refundable application / testing fee required exact cash or Money Order
  • $320.00 for Federal Background Check, State Background Check, B.C.C., and Drug Screening

Admissions Process:

  1. Complete Online Application; but please know we will be responding to online applications in December during our registration and admissions process.  You must come into the school to pay for registration and schedule to take the “TEAS Test.”
  2. Create an account on the ATI Nursing Education Website www.atinursing.com (*Remember username and password) Click here for more information related the TEAS test and review optionsChoose “PNDSC” as your site.
  3. You will need to contact the training specialist to schedule a testing date once your applications is complete and your fee paid for testing. Call to arrange appointment (all staff contact info is listed on the contact page).
  4. Choose method of payment for the $180.00 registration fee (we accept Cash, Money Order & Cashiers Check)

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FAQS

Q: How long is the program?
Answer: Our course begins in August and ends in June.

Q: Is attendance important?
Answer: Yes, the Delaware Skills Center and the course have mandatory attendance requirements or you will be dismissed from the course.

Q: Can I work full-time while attending the course?
Answer: No, this is not possible since you will be in class daily from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and you will need to have adequate time to study and prepare for the next day.

Q: Where can I work after I graduate and pass the licensure examination?
Answer: You can work in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctor’s offices or hospitals.