Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus, Newark 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 over 5000 students at the Stanton Campus. The Stanton Campus opened in 1973.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
This program is for students who want to become a Registered Nurse (RN). 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 taken the National League for Nursing (NLN) admission test, have taken high school chemistry or the college equivalent, 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 also need to take Anatomy, Physiology, Composition, Psychology, and Clinical Math prior to entering the program.
All nursing students must maintain certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) before enrolling in the first clinical nursing course, and throughout the course of their studies.
Students will be ranked for placement in the ADN program. Their ranking is based on their grade in Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology, their GPA in their General Education courses, their overall GPA, and their score on the NLN entrance exam.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Advanced Placement
This program is for LPNs who want to enroll in the ADN program to become RNs. LPNs have the same admission requirements as other ADN applicants. They also must supply a copy of their current nursing license.
LPNs that apply to the ADN program will be accepted as space becomes available. Once accepted, they will take three Nursing Mobility Profile examinations. If they earn the minimum score on the exams, they will be accepted into the third semester of the ADN program. They must also take the RN Role Transition course the semester prior to entering the program. Once they pass the course, they will receive 18 credits for the Advanced Credit Practical Nurse course.
Transfer students who want to enroll in the ADN program to become RNs will have the same admission requirements as other ADN applicants. To qualify for a degree from Delaware Tech, transfer students will need to take at least 24 credits from the school. 12 or more of these credits need to be nursing courses from the ADN program at Stanton Campus.
Delaware Tech has created articulation agreements with Delaware State University, University of Delaware, Wesley College, and Wilmington University to allow students to easily transfer to a four year institution and pursue a higher degree in nursing. Students must have taken all the required courses and meet the GPA requirements for the program. When they do, they may transfer to the four year college as a junior.
Interested students may pursue a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in nursing through this arrangement.
Delaware Tech also has a credit transfer matrix agreement with Delaware State and University of Delaware that shows eligible transfer credits between these institutions.
Student Nurses’ Association
The Student Nurses’ Association is a College-supported organization that promotes nursing, supports nursing students and activities, and encourages health promotional activities throughout the community. Any student interested in the ADN program may attend a meeting.
Stanton Campus – Newark
Delaware Technical & Community College
400 Stanton-Christiana Road
Newark, Delaware 19713
Tel: (302) 454-3900