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Dual Admissions Program: The UD Associate in Arts Program and The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing

The UD Associate in Arts Program and Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing​ in Lewes have partnered to offer an exciting new joint education program for students in southern Delaware.

This three-year program offers students the chance to simultaneously earn an associate in arts degree from UD and a diploma in professional nursing from Rollins, which is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware. Ultimately, students can go on to earn their baccalaureate degree. 

The Rollins School of Nursing, located on the Beebe Medical Center campus in Lewes, offers comprehensive nursing education; the school provides instruction in basic nursing concepts, advanced technology, and critical care nursing. ​The school, which recently underwent a $10 million expansion, offers state-of-the-art medical education technology, audiovisual equipment, high-fidelity medical simulators and advanced clinical laboratories. Due to its close proximity to the hospital, students are able to gain essential hands-on clinical experience. 

New high-school graduates may be eligible for Student Excellence Equals Degree (SEED) funding during the first year of the program. To qualify for admission, students must have graduated from high school with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 and earned grades of at least B– in biology and chemistry. Other forms of financial aid and scholarships are available for students not eligible for SEED.

After successful completion of the program, students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have also passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) may apply to the University of Delaware’s baccalaureate program for the registered nurse (BRN). Admission to the BRN requires a separate application and is based on the number of available seats. Successful completion of the one-year, online BRN program culminates with the awarding of the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree.​​ Students interested in continuing their education may continue on to a master of science in nursing​ (MSN) degree.

The joint education program, which began in fall 2017, is now accepting enrollment. To apply, complete the Application for Dual Admissions​ with the UD Office of Admissions. 

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Nursing Education Partnership
  • Associate in Arts Program
  • UD Academic Center
  • 300 N. Orange St.
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Phone: (302) 571-5395
  • Fax: (302) 657-5198