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Licensed Practical Nursing

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 class. The application window will close on January 31, 2023. Applications for the 2023 class will not be accepted after this date.
*The Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Delaware Skills Center is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326


This rigorous 10-month (44 weeks/1,655 instructional hours) training course  provides individuals with necessary theory, skills lab, and clinical experience to take the NCLEX-PN or Licensed Practical Nurses exam.  State and Nationally accredited, our Practical Nursing program provides an opportunity for the students to successfully study and learn the course requirements in preparation for the Delaware State Board of Nursing Licensure Examination.

The curriculum provides an opportunity for students to successfully learn required nursing science and clinical skills.  After passing the licensure examination, students will work full-time in the healthcare 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
DSC is extremely 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.  The table below reflects the NCLEX pass rates for DSC graduates.
School Year Number of Graduates who took NCLEX-PN Exam Number of Graduates Who Passed the NCLEX PN Exam on the First Attempt Percentage who Passed the  NCLEX-PN Exam on the First Attempt
2019 37 34 91.89%
2020 33 26 78.79%
2021 46 42 91.3%
2022 36 35 97.2%
Upon graduation and licensure, LPN"s are employed throughout a variety of options within the healthcare industry. Our graduates work in long term care facilities, outpatient clinics, home healthcare, hospice, mental health centers, physician office's and hospitals. DSC's LPN program maintains a very high job placement rate.
The LPN course is held August through June.
Classes are Monday - Friday from 7:30am to 3:00pm.  Students must meet the required number of hours as determined by the Board of Nursing.  Attendance is mandatory.

Application Process:

Due to the large applicant pool and popularity of this program, it is imperative that you follow the process below and meet ALL time sensitive deadlines in order to be considered for admission.  Failure to do so, may result in forfeiture from the applicant pool.  Please review the following information and follow these steps for consideration by the Admission Committee.

  1. Please complete the online application by clicking “Apply Now” button below.
  2. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive an auto generated email from Sylvia Nawrot, LPN Training Specialist, with information on what to do next.  PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL THOROUGHLY AND FOLLOW THE STEPS OUTLINED FOR YOU.
  3. A non-refundable TEAS test fee, in the amount of $180.00, must be submitted prior to scheduling your TEAS Test. The Delaware Skills Center accepts Cashier's Checks and Money Orders for TEAS payments. You may also pay online with a Mastercard or Discover at  Processing fees apply to all online payments.  Please see our "Payments" tab on the home page.  You will not be scheduled for the TEAS test until your test fee has been paid.
  4. After remitting your TEAS payment, please email Sylvia Nawrot, Training Specialist, to schedule your test at [email protected]
  5. To prepare for your TEAS test, you will need to create an account with ATI at  You will be prompted to create a username and password which will be needed on the day you test.  Please save and bring this information on the day you test or you will not be able to take the test.  You will receive your test score immediately upon completion of the test.
  6. The Admission Committee will offer interviews to applicants based on the evaluation of individual TEAS test scores.

Tuition and Fees:

The Delaware Skills Center does not offer payment plans or accept financial aid.  Tuition MUST be paid in full prior to the start of class.
  • $180.00 non-refundable TEAS test fee payable with a cashier’s check, money order, or online at  If using PayPams, please follow the steps outlined on the "Payments" page which can be accessed from the home page.
  • Upon full acceptance, $320.00 will be due before new student orientation at the end of June.  This fee includes background checks, drug screening, and supplies.  
  • Tuition for the LPN program is $13,300.00 for students who are not funded. Tuition options will be discussed during the interview process. 
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