Are you someone who believes you can make a difference and positively impact lives? Becoming a registered nurse is an exciting and rewarding field. Add some management skills and you may increase your employment options.
Delta College students have an option to add General Management to the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and get an Associate in Business Studies Degree at the same time. Students generally take the 24 necessary business studies credits before the nursing clinical coursework begins.
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.
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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.
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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 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.
The Nursing Associate in Applied Science is offered in both full-time and part-time tracks.
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
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:
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
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.
The Registrar's Office validates your prerequisite courses to confirm you are eligible to begin the clinical portion of you program.
- 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!
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 2018 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 - 4 semesters
- Paramedic/LPN to RN Transition Track
2 - 4 semesters
2 - 4 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 classes in both full-time and part-time tracks for the Associate in Applied Science - Nursing.
For your general education and business courses, there are many options. There are day and evening options. There are on campus, online and blended classes. There are classes offered at main campus and at or learning centers in Bay City, Midland and Saginaw.
We work hard to make sure there's a schedule that will work for you!
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
With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.
80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.
Delta College offers a variety of nursing programs -- one perfect for you.
- Licensed Paramedic to RN - Associate
- Licensed Practical Nurse to RN - Associate
- Practical Nurse - Certificate
- Registered Nurse - Transfer