Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus, Dover Nursing Program Review
Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC, or Delaware Tech) is the only community college in the state of Delaware. Delaware Tech was founded in 1967, and currently serves almost 5000 students at the Charles L. Terry Campus in Dover, Delaware. The Terry Campus, named for the Governor who created Delaware Tech, was opened in 1972.
Practical Nursing Studies (LPN Program)
This program teaches students the skills necessary to become an entry level nurse. Graduates of the program will be allowed to take the licensing exam to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). Those who complete this program will earn a diploma in practical nursing, and will be qualified to work in hospitals, long term care, home health care, and doctor’s offices.
Students wishing to enroll in this program will need to apply to the college and submit any high school or college transcripts. They will need to take the College Placement Test or complete college level Math, Reading and English courses. Students need to get a passing score on the National League for Nursing (NLN) eligibility exam. They will also need to complete the prerequisite courses of Composition, Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of 2.5 or higher.
Students that wish to continue on and earn their associate degree at Delaware Tech Terry Campus may transfer the credit from their diploma program.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
This program prepares students to be Registered Nurses (RNs) and provide patient care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long term care facilities, and public health centers. Students completing this program will earn an associate degree and will be eligible to take the RN licensing exam (NCLEX-RN). Graduates may go on to work in the field of nursing, or pursue a higher degree at another institution.
Before applying for this program, students should take the NLN eligibility exam and should have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in Anatomy and Physiology. They will also need to apply to the college and submit any high school or college transcripts. They must take the College Placement Test or complete college level Math, Reading and English courses, and complete the prerequisites of Microbiology, Clinical Math, and Composition.
The Terry Campus offers a full time daytime program, a full time evening and weekend program, and a part time program of study for the ADN degree.
ADN Advanced Placement
This program is for LPNs who want to advance in the nursing profession and continue their education. Students will be given credit for prior nursing education.
Before applying for this program, students should take the NLN eligibility exam for RNs and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in Anatomy and Physiology. They will also need to take Composition, Human Development, and Clinical Math before starting the ADN nursing courses.
Once admitted into the program, students will take the Transition: Professional Nursing course.
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.
National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)
The NSNA and the Delaware Student Nurses’ Association (DSNA) are professional organizations open to students in the ADN program. Students who join will network with other student nurses at various levels of study, participate in community outreach programs, and in scholarship fundraisers. It is recommended for students and graduates to be members of professional nursing organizations, to stay on top of what’s going on in the nursing profession.
Terry Campus – Dover
Delaware Technical Community College
100 Campus Drive
Dover, Delaware 19904-1383
Tel: (302) 857-1000