Admissions Criteria to the Delaware County Practical Nursing Program

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Have an official high school transcript or GED diploma with scores; if a high school graduate from another country you must obtain a GED from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory performance on the pre-admission test (TEAS).  Assessment Technologies Institute’s  Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) will be administered as either an on-line computer-proctored exam or as a pencil and paper proctored exam, depending upon the size of the testing group.
  • Provide a satisfactory background check for Criminal (Act 34 and FBI) and Child Abuse History
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Submit a completed application and a satisfactory review/interview with the program supervisor and/or faculty.

As required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for all participants of a Practical Nursing Program certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, acceptance into the program is pending upon official documentation by a healthcare provider of a two-step Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD); a physical examination which indicates an ability to perform the tasks and duties of a Practical Nurse; immunization verification blood work; undergo a drug screening  and documentation supporting immunization;  Hepatitis B immunization or a signed waiver of same.