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Is anyone planning on going to DTCC at the Stanton campus?

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I've been weighing my option on whether to try to transfer into UD's nursing program as a freshmen internal transfer or go to DTCC. Do they have a good program?

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Just reading all the posts on this site- one can see how difficult it is to get into a nursing program whether its a ASN or BSN program. I would suggest to go back and read some of the posting.

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besaangel has 5 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN, CNA, RN, APRN, NP and specializes in Aesthetics, Med/Surg, Outpatient.

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I've been in both programs and I honestly could suggest just going to Deltech. At UD you're going to start off as a freshman however you really don't get clinicals until your senior year, The other thing to keep in mind is that at DTCC, you'll be eligible for the seed program where they will pay for pretty much most of your education at the school. The program has changed so there's no longer a waitlist; you apply this semester and you start the next, pre-reqs are going to run you about a year and a half though.

The only other thing to keep in mind is that Delaware hospitals prefer BSNs so if you're able to muster up the money for a UD education and be okay with the student loans, go for it but if not I would say go to DTCC and use the seed program and get in and get out.

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I've been in both programs and I honestly could suggest just going to Deltech. At UD you're going to start off as a freshman however you really don't get clinicals until your senior year, The other thing to keep in mind is that at DTCC, you'll be eligible for the seed program where they will pay for pretty much most of your education at the school. The program has changed so there's no longer a waitlist; you apply this semester and you start the next, pre-reqs are going to run you about a year and a half though.

The only other thing to keep in mind is that Delaware hospitals prefer BSNs so if you're able to muster up the money for a UD education and be okay with the student loans, go for it but if not I would say go to DTCC and use the seed program and get in and get out.

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Very sound advice but I will concur that BSN is the way to go now and thats coming from someone whose first nursing degree was an Associate-life kept getting in the way and it took me over 20 yrs to get my BSN and at a cost of $500/per credit. If you're young I think a BSN is they way to go because in reality most student will spend 2 yrs doing the pre-requsites and another 2 yrs in the actual nursing program-either way its 4 yrs. I also have a question re:no longer a wait list. Could you explain that to me please? My friend's daughter has been waitlisted about 2 yrs now at Deltech. She has even taken the CNA course to improve her chance of getting in but she has not been hired as a CNA and she is still trying to get into Deltech program. I have suggested applying to other schools in state as well as in nearby PA but she is hell bent on going to Deltech. Thanks for reply.

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besaangel has 5 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN, CNA, RN, APRN, NP and specializes in Aesthetics, Med/Surg, Outpatient.

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True, thanks for the correction but (adult) students are eligible for Pell grants through Delaware Aid for Needy Students, also. Between grants and scholarships, my next two semesters are covered.

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That's true. I received a credit from the Delaware aid needy student fund this past semester. It was a big help since I don't qualify for much financial assistance. Are you in the nursing program?

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besaangel has 5 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN, CNA, RN, APRN, NP and specializes in Aesthetics, Med/Surg, Outpatient.

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Yes I am in 3rd semester of the accelerated program

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besaangel has 5 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN, CNA, RN, APRN, NP and specializes in Aesthetics, Med/Surg, Outpatient.

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Its pretty much where you attend summer clinicals and accelerate through the program i.e. like UDs accelerated program...

To be more specific, clinicals are usually every spring or fall semester but with the accelerated option, summer is included so you graduate 5-7 months earlier than your traditional counterparts.

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It's pretty much based on your GPA and NLN scores upon admission and acceptance to the program

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