Each student who enters Delaware Institute of Health Sciences does so with the understanding
that during the first week of classes he/she is under consideration. This time period allows
the institution the opportunity to assess the student's ability and commitment to diligently
pursue the chosen program of study and the potential for successful completion. Should a
termination occur during this provisional period, the student will be held responsible for
all incurred expenses. All attendance and academic activities experienced during this initial
period will be applicable to meeting the program of study and policy requirements described
in this catalog.
Cancellation: Delaware Institute of Health Sciences reserves the right to cancel/postpone
any class prior to the scheduled start date for which there is deficient registration: the
content of the course will be taken into consideration.
Admission Procedures and Requirements
Step 1: Candidates must complete a Delaware Institute of Health Sciences
enrollment application form along with a non-refundable registration and
pre-test fees. (Money order or certified check payable to Delaware Institute
of Health Sciences). Applicants must achieve a satisfactory score on the
aptitude test to be considered for admission. The pre-entrance examination
is provided and scored by Educational Resources Incorporated. It is
incorporated in only for grading. Information regarding the examination
is enclosed in the Appendix section of this catalog.
Step 2: Proof of educational background: An official high school transcript
of completion or a GED certificate is required to be considered for acceptance
into the program. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Delaware
Institute of Health Sciences from the high school. The transcript should
bear the school's seal and an authorized signature. International students'
transcripts must be translated into English prior to submission to Delaware
Institute of Health Sciences. If international transcripts cannot be furnished
by the due date, students should be prepared to sit for the GED.
Step 3: Additional Information Needed: Complete the General application forms
and Health Requirements. These documents must be submitted to Delaware Institute
of Health Sciences with documentation of current immunizations.
Step 4: Entrance Interview: As part of the application process, an applicant
will be interviewed by a committee of staff members. Applicants will be
notified of the decision via mail.
Step 5: Financial Counseling and Payment Agreement: It is mandatory that all
applicants meet with the Program Coordinator/Advisor to sign the financial
agreement and set up a payment plan.
Step 6: Orientation: Delaware Institute of Health Sciences staff will conduct
a mandatory orientation meeting two weeks before the start date of class.
During the orientation process Delaware Institute of Health Sciences faculty
will hand out the student catalog and review the contents regarding the
attendance policy, class schedule, financial obligation, liability insurance,
dress code, lunch break, parking, conduct and behavior.
- Completion of PN Program Application form.
- High School diploma or GED Certificate.
- Completion of Health History and Exam form.
- Criminal background (finger print) history check.
- Child abuse registry check.
- Adult abuse registry check.
- Pre-admission testing with a minimum of 60 percentile score on NET preadmission test.
- CPR certification from the American Heart Association as a Health Care Provider.
- Social Security card Or US citizen or VISA.
- Documentation of Drug Screening at designated test site within the last 30 days
prior to admission and compliance to drug policy while enrolled with random drug
throughout the program.
You'll find necessary forms by clicking the links in the menu above. Please
do not hesitate to contact
us if you have any questions.
DIHS Transferring Students Policy
Delaware Institute of Health Sciences welcomes qualified
transfer students who meet current admission criteria. Admission is dependent on
space available in the matriculating class and the completeness and date of the
application process. Students requesting admission and advanced standing should
complete the application process, provide an official transcript from a Board
Approved school of nursing with two letters of recommendation from the previous
director and an Instructor, updated health history form with current
immunizations and TB testing. Any student with credit transfer issues should
see the Clinical Director and/or the Administration prior to seeking enrollment
You will receive appropriate credit(s) upon verification of
your past academic record. Official transcript mailed directly from your
previous school is needed to issue credit, if any. DIHS will not accept
unofficial or hand delivered transcript from any student. Make provision to
arrange with your former school to mail your transcript directly to us at DIHS
Deans Office at 412, Capitol Trail Newark, DE 19711.
All transcripts are subject to verification with the
previous schools including thorough scrutiny and evaluation while matching your
old school grades with our grading standards. Any course grade(s) that is not
equivalent or higher than our grade will have to be repeated. If transfer
courses were taken from Accredited Universities and Colleges the student may be
allowed to challenge the ERI, HESI or any Specialty (Comprehensive Achievement
Profile) CAP Examination for that course and must obtain a passing grade
accepted by the administering body.
The Admission Committee will review all applications and
notify candidates who are accepted for admission by mail with orientation and
registration information. Student who desires to be admitted will respond within
ten (10) days and pay registration and term fees.
No Transferring students may be accepted to the 4th
Block in the nursing program regardless of the transferring credits.