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Registered Nurse (RN)

Transfer

Program Overview

Is a bachelor's degree in nursing in your future? Delta is a great place to start because we offer an optimal clinical hands-on experience. You'll learn the fundamentals of nursing in small classes with fantastic instructors. When it's time to move on, you'll be ready!

Plus, Delta is all about options, including plenty of transfer options. We have seamless RN to BSN transfer agreements in place with Concordia University, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Franklin University, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Detroit - Mercy, University of Michigan - Flint and University of Phoenix.

Make sure you understand your options by working with your transfer university to develop the best path for you. Remember to check in often to ensure you're staying on track.


Earning Potential

Consider transferring on to get a bachelor's degree. You could have increased earning potential. Job growth is expected to grow by 9% over the next 10 years and there should be a demand for workers as well.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $65,100 a year.


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Likely Careers

  • Registered Nurse
  • Health Simulation
    Hands-on learning

    You'll learn in Delta’s state-of-the-art heath professions lab. The approximately 9,000 sq. ft. space provides an outstanding simulated hospital patient care environment for students to learn and practice nursing skills. You'll have the knowledge, skills and confidence you need when beginning your clinical education.

    STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT

About Delta's Program

The RN program prepares the student to function effectively as a member of the health care team. This program requires dedication, critical thinking, ability to collaborate, and the development of sound clinical knowledge and skills. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).

Our RN graduates work in clinical settings such as acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, doctor's offices, home health care, hospice, industrial and prisons.

Accreditation
Michigan Board of Nursing

All of our nursing programs, Associate Degree in Nursing (both full-time and part-time tracks), including the Transition to ADN track, and our Practical Nursing Certificate program have approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing. The ADN program has been approved since 1964 and the LPN program since 1990. The Michigan Board of Nursing can be contacted at:

Bureau of Health Services
Ottawa Building
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, Michigan 48909-8170
517-335-0918

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The ADN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Delta College Administration and Nursing faculty value our ACEN accreditation and believe that its standards are reflected in the high quality health care provided in our community. Accreditation reports and results may be viewed upon request in the Nursing Coordinator's Office F219. The ACEN contact information is:

ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
404-975-5020 (fax)
www.acenursing.org

Program application process

Getting your degree in a health field is unique compared to other Delta programs. You must first take your prerequisite core courses, and then you'll apply for validation.

What's validation?

The Registrar's Office validates your prerequisite courses to confirm you are eligible to begin the clinical portion of you program.

Success Tips

  • Declare the Nursing program.
  • Meet with your advisor regularly. Stay on track with what you need to do to apply.
  • Apply for validation with the Registrar's Office once you've started your final semester of prerequisite courses.
  • Stay connected for important updates from Delta!
Short wait times
Current wait times from semester of validation to clinical entry

With your successful validation, you're guaranteed a spot in the program if you follow the  required  steps.

Current wait times from semester of validation to clinical entry as of June 2017 are below, although please know that these are estimates and subject to change.

  • RN Full-time Track
    2 - 3 semesters
  • RN Part-time Track
    2 - 4 semesters
  • Paramedic/LPN to RN Transition Track 
    2 - 4 semesters 
  • LPN
    2 - 4 semesters
Transfer opportunities

SVSU - Concurrent ADN to BSN
Delta College partners with Saginaw Valley State University to provide a concurrent program in which full-time students in Delta’s Registered Nurse (RN) program, also known as the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, may take classes toward their BSN at the same time.

The advantages of this program is that it allows you to attain you Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) within two or three semesters of completing your ADN, and the total cost of your education is less than if you were to take all of your courses through the university.

The advantage for the community is that there will be more BSN prepared registered nurses entering the workforce, and the nurse with a BSN preparation is beginning to be preferred by employers both locally and nationally.

Other opportunities
We also have seamless RN to BSN transfer agreements in place with:

  • Concordia University
  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • University of Detroit - Mercy
  • University of Michigan - Flint
  • University of Phoenix.

Remember, make sure you understand your options by working with your transfer university to develop the best path for you, and check in often to stay on track.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS

Why you should choose Delta

Affordable, quality education

Delta is the right choice for you if you are looking for the best nursing programs in the Great Lakes Bay Region offering optimal clinical hands-on experience!

Since it's beginning in 1961, Delta's nursing program has had a stellar reputation for offering an exceptional education at a great value. If you compare programs, you'll find that Delta's is less than half the cost of a public university's.

Plus, we offer an interest-free tuition payment plan that spreads out your payments.

Convenience

Life is busy, but that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers a variety of nursing programs. We have the right one for you!

Because our program utilizes only area hospitals and facilities for clinical experiences students are able to commute from home.

Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

Although not a requirement of one another, students in the Nursing program may be eligible for the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Honor's Society -- Alpha Delta Nu.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HONORS

Facts & Figures

One in eight

1 in 8 people in our community age 17-70 have taken a class at Delta.

Briefcase

With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.


Related Programs

Delta College offers a variety of nursing programs -- one perfect for you.