Delaware Technical Community College Jack Owens Campus, Georgetown Nursing Program Review


Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) is the only community college in the state of Delaware. Delaware Tech was founded in 1967, and currently serves almost 6000 students at the Owens Campus. The Owens Campus in Georgetown is considered the birthplace of Delaware Tech.

Nursing Programs

Practical Nursing Diploma

This program is for students who have no prior nursing experience. A graduate of this program will be eligible to take the licensing exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). LPNs may work in assisted living facilities, long term care facilities, physician offices, and health clinics.

To apply, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and apply to the college. After taking the College Placement Test, they must also take any courses the placement test indicates they need. They are also advised to have taken Biology, English, and Psychology, as the grades earned in these courses are used to rank applicants for admission.

The LPN diploma program at Delaware Tech is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, and has been approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing.

Delaware Tech employs a Retention & Recruitment Instructor who can tutor students and help develop study plan. Nursing skills can be practiced in the state of the art laboratory facilities. These items are to help students succeed in the program.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Students who want to become a Registered Nurse (RN) should pursue the ADN program. Graduates of this program will earn an associate degree and will be eligible to sit for the RN licensing exam.

To apply, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have taken high school chemistry, and have applied to the college. They must earn a passing score on the College Placement Test, and take any courses the test indicates they need. They are also advised to have taken Biology, English, Psychology, and Sociology, as the grades earned in these courses are used to rank applicants for admission.

Students are not allowed to apply to more than one nursing program at the school at one time. If they have already applied to the LPN program, they may not apply to the ADN program until the next cycle of applications.

ADN Advanced Placement

LPNs that want to become RNs may go through the Advanced Placement Program.

To apply, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have taken high school chemistry, and have applied to the college. They must earn a passing score on the College Placement Test, and take any courses the test indicates they need. They are also advised to have taken Biology, English, Psychology, and Sociology, as the grades earned in these courses are used to rank applicants for admission. In addition, they must hold a current LPN license.

Students that take this program full time will complete it in a year.

Other Health Care Related Programs – Medical Laboratory Technician

Delaware Tech offers a Medical Laboratory Technician program. This associate degree program takes five semesters to complete, and will prepare the student to take the certification exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Graduates of the program can work as a medical laboratory technician in hospitals, clinics, research centers, and pharmaceutical labs.

Delaware Tech has a connected degree program with the University of Delaware and Salisbury University to allow interested students to pursue a medical technology bachelors degree.

Contact:
Jack Owens Campus – Georgetown
Delaware Technical Community College
18800 Seashore Highway
P.O. Box 610
Georgetown, Delaware 19947

Tel: (302) 856-5400

 

 

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