Diploma RN Programs

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    Does anyone know of an online list of hospitals that still offer diploma RN programs? I know they are a rarity nowadays, but I was interested in learning more about them and seeing just how many are left (as well as where they are located).

    Thank you!

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    Quote from zooz
    Does anyone know of an online list of hospitals that still offer diploma RN programs? I know they are a rarity nowadays, but I was interested in learning more about them and seeing just how many are left (as well as where they are located).

    Thank you!
    If memory serves me correctly, I saw a list such as this posted either at my State's BON website, or the Dept of Education website. The site showed all the nursing programs in the State, by County, type of program, etc. When in doubt, make Google your friend!

    I *think* there's only one diploma program left in NYS, up in Elmira.

    I remember reading on this forum that some places have diploma programs alive and well (Pennsylvania, I think, had several) and in other places they've been extinct for awhile.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks, RNsRWe.
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    Seven or eight diploma programs within a 50-mile radius of me in southwestern PA, including the one I'm a proud graduate of.
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    I know of one hospital based program in New York State. It is at Ellis Hospital. I know of none down here in Florida. I believe there were 26 diploma programs, several years a go, in the entire country.

    Woody
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    Thanks, everyone! Much appreciated.
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    There are no longer any diploma schools of nursing in the US. Most of them closed in the late 70's and early 80's.
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    Quote from aschramm
    There are no longer any diploma schools of nursing in the US. Most of them closed in the late 70's and early 80's.
    well I gotta tell you there still are some, Im attending trinitas hospital school of nursing which gives me a diploma in nursing and my county college which gives me an associate degree in science. Actually in my community college there are two different hospital based programs offered.
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    yes, diploma programs still exist in the us, but their numbers are dwindling. pennyslvania still has a relatively large number of diploma programs. you can check with your state bon for a list of diploma programs (rn) in your state.

    for instance, in north carolina (according to ncbon website):

    nursing programs leading to diploma in registered nursing
    a program leading to a diploma in nursing is generally 18-32 months in length and is offered by a hospital. the nursing curriculum includes classroom and clinical experiences for patients across the lifespan in hospital, long term care, and community settings. the program prepares a minimal competent, independent nursing practitioner for these settings.

    graduates of the hospital based programs receive a diploma and are eligible to apply to take nclex-rn. a rn license is awarded upon successful "pass" on nclex and satisfaction of other licensure requirements.

    http://www.ncbon.com/content.aspx?id=324

    more information about mercy in charlotte:
    http://www.carolinas.org/education/mercyson/
    http://www.carolinas.org/education/m...am/aboutus.cfm
    mercy school of nursing is a five-semester 19-month program offering a diploma in nursing. graduates are eligible to seek licensure as registered nurses.
    more information about watts in durham:
    http://dukehealth1.org/watts/index.asp
    http://dukehealth1.org/watts/courses.asp
    graduates receive an associate of science degree in health science from mount olive college and a diploma in nursing from watts. they are prepared for entry level nursing positions in a variety of health care settings and have a solid foundation for continued formal study with a broad-based academic and clinical education.
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    not true ..there are 2 in texas. covenant in lubbock and baptist in san anton...


    http://www.covenantson.com/

    http://www.baptistschools.com/


    Quote from aschramm
    there are no longer any diploma schools of nursing in the us. most of them closed in the late 70's and early 80's.
    zooz likes this.


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