Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare to Hold Open House November 13

  • Application fee waived the month of November

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 semi-annual Open House on Thursday, November 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For the month of November, College Application Month, the School of Nursing joins Delaware colleges and universities in waiving application fees. Governor Jack Markell announced the waiving of college application fees in November for Delaware high school seniors who apply to University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Del Tech, Wilmington University, Wesley College and Goldy-Beacom College.

The Open House activities will take place in the School’s temporary location in the Beebe Office Building that is located on Market Street behind the Medical Center in Lewes. The School’s new building with state-of-the-art classrooms and simulation labs, also located behind the Medical Center in Lewes, will open in the summer of 2015. Fall classes will begin in August in the new building, also located behind the Medical Center.

“We are thrilled to see our new building taking shape,” says Karen L. Pickard, MSN, RN, CNE, Program Administrator of the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing. “It is going to house the latest technologies in nursing education.

"Over the years, we have updated and revised our nursing curriculum so as to prepare our graduates for a healthcare environment that is continually becoming more complex, which in turn provides many opportunities for our graduates in the nursing field.”

During the Open House, Ginny Rickards, MEd, RN, Admissions Co-Chairperson, will conduct information sessions every 30 minutes to discuss educational opportunities at the School for those interested in its two-year, four-semester curriculum. The last 30-minute session will begin at 5 p.m. Representatives from the University of Delaware also will be available to discuss the University’s Associate in Arts degree, which students can use to meet the School of Nursing’s undergraduate college courses prerequisite requirement.

The School of Nursing’s two-year program offers a comprehensive nursing education that provides education in basic nursing concepts, advanced technology, and critical care nursing. The curriculum provides optimal, hands-on clinical experience due to the proximity of the Medical Center.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are well prepared for licensure and entry-level nursing practice. Articulation agreements with Wilmington University and the University of Delaware facilitate the student’s opportunity to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. This degree can be obtained through additional coursework at Wilmington University, or with the University of Delaware.

Prerequisite college courses and a certified Nursing Assistant Course are required prior to enrollment in the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing program. For more information and to register for the Open House, call the School of Nursing at (302) 645-3251, or visit the website to download an application: /school-nursing  

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 (ACEN), formerly NLNAC. 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. Beebe graduates consistently have high NCLEX pass rates.

  Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services. For more information, please visit us online at