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A Strong Tradition of Excellence

Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare is a diploma nursing program located in Lewes, Del. Since its inception in 1921, the School has held a strong tradition of academic excellence and extensive clinical experience in providing quality nursing education.

To meet the need for increased numbers of Registered Nurses, The School of Nursing has embarked on an extensive building and renovation project. This will enable class enrollment to double in size and provide the latest in technological and academic instructional methods.

The School of Nursing offers a comprehensive ACEN-accredited nursing curriculum that prepares graduates for the demands of a diverse healthcare profession. A planned orientation occurs prior to enrollment.

The prerequisite courses provide a strong academic foundation in the basic sciences and humanities. These courses may be taken at a college near the student's home. When students have successfully completed the prerequisite courses, they will then start the first year of nursing education at The School of Nursing.

First-year nursing courses at The School of Nursing provide intense clinical experiences in both inpatient care areas and outpatient settings that increase and progress through a variety of learning opportunities. Local, state and regional community facilities are used to provide diversified clinical experiences in nursing management and acute, critical, community, transitional and rehabilitative care. In addition to Foundations of Nursing and Nursing Care of Adults, the second-year curriculum includes Nursing Care of Special Populations and Advanced Concepts of Nursing. The diploma in professional nursing is awarded at the completion of the nursing curriculum. This qualifies the graduate to be eligible for RN NCLEX (nursing) licensure.

The School of Nursing has articulation agreements and specific curriculum plans with Wilmington University and the University of Delaware to facilitate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion.

After successful completion of the diploma program and RN licensure, 30 credits are awarded toward BSN completion.