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Practical Nursing


This Practical Nursing course, approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing, is a candidate for accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This course provides an opportunity for the students to successfully study and learn the course requirements to take the licensure examination after graduation.
The curriculum provides an opportunity for the students to successfully learn nursing science and clinical skills required to take the LPN 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.


  • Nursing Science and Theory
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Medical Technology
  • Pharmacology and Nursing Math
  • Clinical Practice Experience
  • Employability Skills


  • 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
  • $340.00 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 (*Remember username and password) Click here for more information related the TEAS test and review optionsChoose “DE Skills Center PN” 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)

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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Thank you for your interest in Delaware Skills Center Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program for the 2019 school year.

For the past 30 years we have successfully prepared our students to become LPNs!

We are proud of our students’ consistently high success rates on the national LPN licensing exam, NCLEX-PN. There are many changes occurring in today’s healthcare systems and we strive to keep pace by educating competent nurses for the future. Our program is a rigorous, full time, 10 1/2 month program, running from August through June and includes classroom theory, skills laboratory and clinical sites components. Due to the popularity of this program, there is a significant applicant pool. We need you to follow the process exactly and meet all time sensitive deadlines in our application process. Please review the following information for the steps to follow for consideration by our admission committee.

The following are the steps for LPN registration process:

  • Register online @, here you will complete an online application. You will receive email confirmation upon receipt of application
  • Create an account on (write down and keep your username and password)
  • Come into school to pay $180.00 testing fee- (payable in cash, money order, or cashier’s check)
  • Schedule your TEAS test by visiting the school

Following testing, we will send notices granting interviews to the top candidates. At the time of the interview you will need to submit your portfolio including;

  • A 2 page essay, on “Why I want to be a nurse” double spaced, 12 point font with 1” margin.
  • 2 Professional Reference letters from past or present employers. (Heath care is preferred).
  • A copy of your High School diploma or GED
  • College transcript (if applicable)

Once you have met all requirements, you will receive a letter notifying you of your status.

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 LPN class and best of luck!


Alenia H Lyons, R.N. B.S.N
Delaware Skills Center Nursing Instructor
& Training Specialist
302 654-5393 (office)

The following dates are available for TEAS testing. If the date you chose is full, you will be contacted to chose another date:

  • 02/12/18 (Monday)
  • 02/13/18 (Tuesday)
  • 02/26/18 (Monday)
  • 02/27/18 (Tuesday)

N.B. You will need to provide us with your ATI username and password, then chose one of these testing dates on the date you come in to pay the $180.00 application fee.


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 in this program?
Answer: No, classes and clinical experiences are Monday thru Friday 7 am until 3:30 pm. We have found even the most qualified, prepared students’ performance suffers when they try to work in addition to meeting the requirements of the program.

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.

Q: What is the cost of the LPN program?
Answer: $17,000; we receive contract funding for students thru the Delaware Department of Labor. In addition, we also have limited spaces for students able to pay their own tuition if they qualify.

Q: Will I be able to get a job as an LPN?
Answer: LPNs are employed throughout a variety of options within the healthcare industry. Our graduates work in long term care, outpatient clinics, home healthcare, hospice, mental health centers, physician office and elsewhere. Our students have very high job placement rates.

Q: When will the application close?
Answer: The final date to apply is January 26, 2018. After this date we will NOT be accepting any more applications for the 2018 school year.

*This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
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