You'd like to take your healthcare career in a different direction and Delta has the perfect program for you. Delta is a great choice because we offer an optimal clinical hands-on experience and have exceptional license pass rates of graduates!
Throughout your education, you’ll practice critical thinking, leadership, team building
and accurate communications, which will prepare you to work effectively in a variety
of environments and with diverse patient populations. Those hallmarks of Delta's program
have given us -- and our graduates -- an excellent reputation in the healthcare community.
Interested in a career in nursing? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent or disabled patients. Other duties may include advising patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or providing case management. Licensing or registration is required.
median annual salary
annual job openings
are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.
This number is expected to over the next four years.
of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.
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About Delta's Program
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.
The LPN/Paramedic Transition to RN track at Delta College is a special option for currently licensed practical nurses and paramedics with a minimum of one-year full-time equivalent work experience, and may be completed in 16 months.
This program requires dedication, critical thinking, ability to collaborate, and the development of sound clinical knowledge and skills. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate 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.
The Nursing Associate in Applied Science is offered in both full-time and part-time tracks.
This program prepares you to take the NCLEX exam in the state of Michigan. Graduates who want to practice in other states should contact the program coordinator and review NCSBN.org.
The Associate Degree nursing program at Delta College at the Delta College Campus located in University Center, MI is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
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
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, Michigan 48909-8170
Getting your degree in a health field is unique compared to other programs. You must first take your prerequisite core courses, and then you'll apply for validation.
The Registrar's Office validates your prerequisite courses to confirm you are eligible to begin the clinical portion of you program.
- Declare the Licensed Paramedic to RN 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!
We think it's important to know how we're doing so we can continually improve our programs – collegewide. We work really hard to give our students the best possible education. So, we annually evaluate and show you what we find out.
The licensure pass rate is the percent of first time takers achieving a passing score on the NCLEX-RN.
Year (January 1 - December 31)
|First Time Test Takers Achieving a Passing Score (Delta College Average)||First Time Test Takers Achieving a Passing Score (National Average)|
Program Completion Rate
The completion rate is percentage of graduates within 100% of the program length.
|Start Year||Program Options||Graduates at 100% of program length||Aggregate|
The job placement rate is the percentage of graduates employed full or part time in a nursing related position as indicated on the Career Program Graduates survey.
|Completion year||Job placement rate|
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 February 2020 are below, although please know that these are estimates and subject to change.
- RN Full-time Track
2 - 4 semesters
- RN Part-time Track
2 - 6 semesters
- Paramedic/LPN to RN Transition Track
1 - 3 semesters
2 - 3 semesters
Why you should choose Delta
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.
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.
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.
Facts & Figures
98% of grads passed the licensing exam last year.
Employers hired 98% of recent grads.
Delta College offers a variety of nursing programs -- one perfect for you.
- Certified Nursing Assistant - Job Training
- Practical Nurse - Certificate
- Licensed Practical Nurse to RN - Associate
- Registered Nurse - Associate