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Diploma Program Course List


Practical Nursing Studies

Diploma (O,T)

The Practical Nursing Programs at the Owens and Terry Campuses provide the means by which individuals acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to function in a variety of health care settings at the direction of the registered nurse, physician, or dentist. Courses are designed to include theory and practical application which enables the graduate to provide competent patient care. Licensed Practical Nurses may be employed in a variety of health care settings including acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctor's offices, and public health. Admission to the Practical Nursing Program requires that individuals submit official documentation of high school graduation or equivalent, in addition to the completion of all college admission requirements. Prior to admission to the clinical portion of the program, all students must complete the NLN Pre-Admission Examination-PN. In order to receive a license to practice, the graduate practical nurse must pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination for Practical Nurses. Licensed Practical Nurses may apply for admission to Associate Degree Nursing programs. Advanced placement will be dependent upon meeting requirements. The legal requirements for licensure in the State of Delaware are outlined in the Nursing Department Admissions Handbook. A criminal background check and drug screen is required for all students. Transfer students must follow the transfer policy of Delaware Technical Community College. The Practical Nursing Programs at both campus locations are approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing and the Terry Campus program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information about the program is available from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3342 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326;(404) 975-5000; Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.


ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT129Math for Health Sciences3
PSY127Human Development3
SSC100First Year Seminar1


NUR131Fundamentals of Nursing4
NUR132Medical-Surgical Nursing I6
NUR133Medical-Surgical Nursing II6
NUR134Essentials-Mental Hlth Nursing2
NUR135Essents Maternal/Chld Nursing4


BIO110Essentls-Anatomy & Physiology4