Wesley College Nursing Program Review

Founded in 1873 and holding the distinction as the oldest private college in Delaware, Wesley College is located in historic downtown Dover. The college offers over 30 areas of study including nursing, business, education and fine arts. The student body of Wesley College represents 28 states and 18 countries.

Offering a small, student-focused learning environment the college enrolls just over 2,000 students and has a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Wesley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Review of Wesley College Nursing Degree Programs

The Department of Nursing at Wesley College embraces lifelong learning, holistic approach to the nursing profession and a dynamic education that serves the individual nurse, profession and the broader community as key facets of their program. Students will obtain an education that incorporates scholarly inquiry, critical thought and collaboration. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredits nursing programs at Wesley College. The programs are approved by the Delaware State Board of Nursing.

Wesley College Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program

Students can enter Wesley College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program without taking nursing classes or meeting other qualifications. Students will take a practical approach to learning with clinical practicums beginning in the freshman year of the program. Students have the opportunity to gain experience locally, nationally and abroad. In their senior year, students will complete an intensive practicum which will apply knowledge learned throughout four years of study required to earn the BSN qualification. Among other requirements, students must have a clean background, 3.0 GPA in nursing courses and 2.5 overall GPA to earn the BSN qualification.

Wesley College Graduate Degree Programs

RN to MSN (Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing) Degree Program

The Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN) degree program at Wesley College offers LVNs, LPNs, and nurses with a BSN or Registered Nurses with an associates degree the opportunity to earn a Masters Degree in Nursing (MSN). In this program, students will take their practical experience to the next level to go from their current positions to an advanced nursing role. Students take evening classes and have the option of completing a thesis, though it is not required. Core credits for the masters program vary according to the qualification of the student entering the program.

Wesley College Certificate Programs

Certificate in Laboratory Science

Nurses who seek careers as researchers or further study in medicine will benefit from the certificate in laboratory science program, which offers nurses the opportunity to develop in-depth research skills not traditionally offered in the BSN or MSN programs. Nurses will take courses in chemistry and biology to prepare for laboratory work in a variety of settings. The course is 15 credits.

Post Master’s Nursing Education Certificate

A post masters certificate in Nursing Education is available for nurses holding an MSN qualification who desire the necessary skills and qualification to teach in post-secondary nursing programs and other settings. The course requires 15 credits and nurses holding a bachelor’s degree may be considered for the post-MSN qualification pending board approval.

Faith Based Nursing Partnership Certificate

The Faith Based Nursing Partnership Certificate program awarded by Wesley College in conjunction with Partners in Parish Nursing (an interfaith organization dedicated to parish nursing) offers the opportunity to participate in a 90 hour program that teaches nurses how to care for the spiritual needs of their patients. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Parish Nursing Certificate.

Extracurricular Activities at Wesley College

Extracurricular activities including volunteer and service learning programs, research assistantships, cooperative education and internships are an essential part of many academic programs at Wesley College. There are over 30 organizations students can choose to be a part of, and there is even a charter school on campus with which students can volunteer.

Wesley College
120 North State Street
Dover, Delaware 19901

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