Practical Nursing

Program Information

*Cost includes textbooks

**Based on 2024 Program Costs. For updated costs and financial aid, please call us.

FALL Semester Courses

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pharmacology

SPRING Semester Courses

  • Human Growth & Development
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing I
  • Maternal-Child/Pediatric Nursing
  • Microbiology

SUMMER Semester Courses

  • Medical Surgical Nursing II
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • NCLEX Review & Preparation

About Practical Nursing

Class of 2023-24

Prepare for the State of Delaware Practical Nurse license exam (NCLEX-PN) in this intensive 3 semester training program. Our program is designed to help individuals develop the knowledge, critical thinking, decision-making, technical and psychosocial skills, and caring required of Practical Nurses. Student nurses are scheduled for clinical instruction beginning in the first semester and will be able to complete both classroom and clinical training during the full-time 11 month diploma program.

The practical nursing program at POLYTECH Adult Education located in Woodside Delaware is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326


The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is continuing accreditation.

For more details, please see the attached informational flyer.



Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

The following steps must be taken:

  • Submit completed application.
  • Provide 2 letters of professional reference.
  • Submit official high school transcript or proof of GED attainment.
  • Achieve satisfactory scores on the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
  • Attend a scheduled interview with the Practical Nursing Team.


When accepted:

  • Initiate the State of Delaware Adult and Child Abuse Registry check and a criminal background investigation.
  • Provide proof of health insurance, or signed waiver of same.
  • Submit documentation of required immunizations.
  • Undergo a drug screen within one month of program start date.
  • Submit report of physical exam, providing documentation of his/her ability to meet physical requirements of a student nurse and nursing in general.


Applicants are responsible for all fees associated with admissions requirements including admission testing.

Cost includes textbooks. 

Get STarted

Registrations have begun for the 2022-2023 year. You cannot register for this program online. To register for an orientation session, please click below.