Beebe Medical Center is a full service health care facility that offers inpatient, outpatient and emergency care, along with a full range of diagnostic services. In addition, there is the Beebe Medical Campus which offers a variety of medical services, including a nursing school. The center was founded in 1916 and is now a non-profit community hospital.
The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing was founded in 1921 and is located at the Lewes, DE location. The School of Nursing has a skills lab where students can practice clinical care situations in a controlled setting. It also has a library with the latest medical reference books and periodicals available for nursing students, and a computer lab available for course assignments and independent studies.
Diploma in Professional Nursing
The curriculum at Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing is accredited by the NLNAC. Graduates of this program will be eligible to become Registered Nurses (RNs) by taking the state licensing exam. This is a two year program after all prerequisite courses have been taken.
Nursing program prerequisites are not offered at the school, and may be taken at a college near the student’s home, or at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Students may register for their Delaware Tech courses through the School of Nursing. Students are required to be high school graduates or equivalent, and it is recommended that they have taken high school level math and chemistry.
The prerequisite courses for this program are Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Intro to Computers, Composition, Sociology, Psychology, Medical Terminology, and Nutrition. Students must earn at least a B or higher in Anatomy and Physiology and a C or better in all other courses for their college credit to transfer to the School of Nursing.
In addition, all students must be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) to begin the nursing program.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program
Students are encouraged to continue their education in nursing. To help with this, Beebe Medical Center has articulation agreements with Wilmington University and the University of Delaware. Students that wish to continue on and earn their BSN degree will only need to complete one more year of study at Wilmington University. For those that wish to continue on to the University of Delaware, the University will work with them to create a degree completion plan.
Any students who is already a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and those students who have prior nursing experience are eligible to apply for advanced placement in the nursing program. All applicants must meet the admission requirements listed above, and LPNs must show proof of a current license. All students must also have CPR certification as a health care provider.
Students will need to have taken the prerequisites listed above in their previous nursing education, or will have to complete them before applying to the nursing program. Students who are already LPNs are exempt from taking the Medical Terminology course.
Students who wish to become CNAs may take the Nursing Assistant program. This is a 150 hour course of study that teaches students to work in long-term and acute care, as well as in home care settings.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant exam. CNA certification is required to apply to the Beebe Medical Center nursing program.
Beebe Medical Center
424 Savannah Road
Lewes, DE 19958