Beebe School of Nursing Welcomes Visitors to Open House
Beebe School of Nursing is in the midst of organizing an open house to introduce the public to its two-year, full-time day program and its three-year evening/weekend program. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2008.
Visitors will get a chance to talk to faculty members and students, tour the facility and learn about the educational opportunities the school has to offer. Refreshments will be provided.
Ginny Rickards, MEd, R.N., Director of Admissions, will conduct information sessions each half hour to discuss educational opportunities. Beebe's nursing education program is known for offering comprehensive nursing education, providing classes in basic nursing concepts, advanced technology, and critical care nursing. The program also provides for optimal, hands-on clinical experience that is more accessible due to the proximity of Beebe Medical Center.
Graduates are well prepared for licensure and entry-level nursing practice once they have completed the program. Students also can earn a bachelor's degree in one additional year through an articulation agreement with Wilmington University.
The Beebe School of Nursing, based at Beebe Medical Center, is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware, and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The diploma in Nursing is awarded at the completion of the curriculum, qualifying Beebe graduates to be eligible for National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure. Beebe graduates have one of the highest NCLEX pass rates in the state.
Pre-Requisite college courses and a certified Nursing Assistant Course are required prior to starting the Beebe School of Nursing program. The School is located in Lewes adjacent to the hospital. Call the school at 645-3251 for more information.
"We are very proud of our program," said Connie Bushey, R.N., BSN, MEd., Director of the School of Nursing. "Our graduates have a tremendous success rate both on their state boards and in the clinical environment, reflecting our commitment to maintaining a high quality in the education and the clinical training that we offer. "
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org