Practical Nursing Studies

Practical Nursing Studies: Practical Nursing Studies is a diploma program which prepares you for a career as an essential member of the health-care team.Practical Nursing Studies: Practical Nursing Studies is a diploma program which prepares you for a career as an essential member of the health-care team.

Diploma Program

Practical Nursing Studies is a diploma program which prepares you for a career as an essential member of the health-care team. Practical Nursing education is the means by which individuals acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to function at the direction of a registered nurse and/or licensed physician or dentist. As a PN studies graduate, you may be eligible for licensure as an LPN, allowing you to provide vital hands-on nursing care in a variety of settings.

Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of each location's competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.

This program is offered at the Georgetown and Dover Campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for LPN  positions in such locations as: 

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Clinics
  • Physician offices
  • Correctional health settings
  • Public health centers
  • Home care private duty 
What You'll Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Identify the components of caring behaviors recognizing the uniqueness of the individual when providing care for clients in structured health care settings with stable, expected healthcare concerns.
  2. Define the role of the nurse as an integral part of the collaborative efforts of the multi-disciplinary health care team.
  3. Identify principles of critical thinking and the nursing process based on theoretical knowledge when making decisions needed for competent beginning nursing practice in structured healthcare settings.
  4. Identify concepts of a teaching/learning environment for promotion, maintenance and restoration of health in clients with stable, expected healthcare concerns.
  5. Define the professional, ethical, and legal standards of nursing practice.


Campus-Specific Practical Nursing Studies Information
Dover
CONTACT

Jo Ann Baker
Department Chair and
Instructional Director
jbaker11@dtcc.edu
(302) 857-1329

The Practical Nursing Program at the Terry Campus is approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information about the program is available from:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326
Phone (404) 975-5000 or www.acenursing.org.

Georgetown
CONTACT

Julia Seeley
Department Chair and
Instructional Director
jseeley@dtcc.edu
(302) 259-6620

The Practical Nursing Program at the Owens Campus is approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing.

This program is offered at the Georgetown and Dover Campuses.
This program is offered at the Georgetown and Dover Campuses.