Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing is encouraging those interested in entering the rewarding and challenging field of nursing to attend the school’s semiannual open house from 10 a.m. to noon April 13 at the school, located behind the Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, 424 Savannah Road.

Admissions Chairperson Alison Watson will conduct information sessions every 30 minutes, with the final session beginning at 11:30 a.m., to discuss educational opportunities at the School of Nursing for those interested in the two-year, four-semester curriculum which begins each August. Representatives from the University of Delaware will also be available.

The School of Nursing’s program is known for offering comprehensive nursing education, providing education in basic nursing concepts, advanced technology and critical care nursing. The curriculum provides optimal hands-on clinical experience that is more accessible due to the proximity of the Beebe Healthcare’s Lewes campus. The new School of Nursing building with state-of-the-art classrooms and simulation labs opened in July 2015.

Upon completion, graduates are well prepared for register nurse licensure and entry-level nursing practice. Articulation agreements with the University of Delaware, Wilmington University and Wesley College facilitate the student’s opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree. A Bachelor of Science in nursing can be obtained in as little as one additional year with the University of Delaware.

Prerequisite college courses are required prior to enrollment in the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing program. The school’s partnership with the University of Delaware Associate in Arts Program allows qualified students to take their prerequisite courses through the University of Delaware’s AAP program. This pathway will enable the student to simultaneously earn their diploma in nursing as well as their Associate in Arts degree and ultimately their baccalaureate degree. Candidates may be eligible for SEED — Student Excellence Equals Degree — funding in their first year.

For more, call 645-3251.