Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing invites those interested in entering the rewarding and challenging field of nursing to attend the school’s semiannual open house from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 13.
Alison Watson, EdD, MSN, RN, admissions chair, will be conducting information sessions every 30 minutes, with the last session starting at 11:30 a.m. Watson will discuss educational opportunities at the School of Nursing for those interested in the two-year, four-semester curriculum which begins each August. Representatives from the University of Delaware will also be available. The school is located behind Beebe Healthcare’s Lewes campus at 424 Savannah Road.
The School of Nursing’s program is known for offering comprehensive nursing education, providing education in basic nursing concepts, advanced technology and critical care nursing. The curriculum provides optimal hands-on clinical experience that is easily accessible due to the proximity of Beebe Healthcare’s Lewes Campus. The new School of Nursing building with state-of-the-art classrooms and simulation labs opened in July 2015.
Upon completion, graduates are well prepared for RN licensure and entry-level nursing practice. Articulation agreements with the University of Delaware, Wilmington University and Wesley College facilitate the student’s opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree. A BSN can be obtained in as little as one additional year with the University of Delaware.
Prerequisite college courses are required prior to enrollment in the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing program. The school’s partnership with the University of Delaware Associate in Arts Program allows qualified students to take their prerequisite courses through the University of Delaware’s AAP program. This pathway will enable the student to simultaneously earn their diploma in nursing as well as their associate in arts degree and ultimately their baccalaureate degree. Candidates may be eligible for Student Excellence Equals Degree funding in their first year.
The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware and is accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The diploma in professional nursing is awarded at the completion of the curriculum, qualifying graduates to be eligible for National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure as a registered nurse. Beebe graduates consistently have high NCLEX pass rates.
For more information on the School of Nursing, go to www.beebehealthcare.org/school-nursing or call 302-645-3251.