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Accredited Nursing Schools in Delaware

In Delaware and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Delaware accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Delaware campus locations, then request free information from any or all Delaware nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Delaware Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Delaware are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Delaware nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

Delaware Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Delaware Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Delaware

RNs:All registered nurses in Delaware can earn a nursing education in one of three ways: a bachelor’s degree in nursing, an associate degree in nursing, or a nursing diploma. All of these degrees will allow students to work as a registered nurse, but those with bachelor’s degrees in nursing will have the upper hand in career opportunities as most major health care facilities prefer nurses with bachelor’s-level degrees. After receiving a nursing degree, all prospective nurses must pass the NCLEX-RN examination. In Delaware, there is a total of about 10,220 working registered nurses. Nursing renewal applications must be submitted every two years, at least one month before the expiration of the license. All registered nurses will be sent a renewal notice as a reminder to begin the process. In order to renew the license, applicants must attest that they have completed at least 1,000 hours of nursing in the past five years or 400 hours in the past two years.

LPNs: In order to become a licensed practical nurse in Delaware, students must complete a state-approved nursing education program. LPN programs are usually about a year long and can be completed at community colleges and technical schools. After receiving the LPN education, students must then pass the NCLEX-PN examination in order to become nationally certified. LPN licenses expire every two years, and nurses will be sent a notification when their license is about to expire. In order to renew the license, nurses must attest that they have completed required continuing education and practiced at least 1,000 hours of nursing in the past five years or 400 hours in the past two years. There are around 2,360 Licensed Practical Nurses working in Delaware.

The Best Cities in Delaware for Nursing Jobs

  • Wilmington. With a total population of 70,851, according to the 2010 census, Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware. The city is home to several large hospitals and offers the most opportunities for nurses in the state. Major health care centers in Wilmington include Saint Francis Hospital, a 395-bed facility with numerous locations across the state, Nemours Hospital, and Wilmington Hospital. In addition to a stable health care industry, Wilmington also boasts an economy largely based on the credit card industry, insurance, retail banking, and legal services.
    • RNs: Wilmington employs approximately 8,500 RNs, with the average salary coming to $71,730 annually.
    • LPNS: Wilmington employs approximately 1,760 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $48,940 annually.
  • Sussex County. Sussex county is the southern most county in the state of Delaware. Consisting of mostly small, non-metropolitan communities, the total population of the entire county is 197,145 as of 2010. The eastern part of the county is home to the majority of Delaware’s beaches and resorts, and the western side of the county is devoted to agriculture. Sussex count offers plenty of opportunity for nurses, with four different major medical centers in the region.
    • RNs: Sussex County employs approximately 1,590 RNs, with the average salary coming to $67,930 annually.
    • LPNs: Sussex county employs approximately 490 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $43,270 annually.
  • Dover. Dover, the capital of Delaware, is the second largest city in the state. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 36,047. Dover is home to the state’s largest employer, the state government. As the capital, the majority of Delaware’s bureaucracy is located in Dover and constitutes much of the city’s economy. Other significant employers in Dover are the Dover Air Force Base, Kraft Foods and Proctor & Gamble.
    • RNs: Dover employs approximately 1,010 RNs. The average salary for RNs in Dover, according to Payscale.com, is $51,597 annually.
    • LPNs: Dover employs approximately 360 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $45,690.

Major Hospitals in Texas

  • Bayhealth Medical Center. This health care system is the largest care provider to central and southern Delaware. It is comprised of Kent General Hospital, Milford Memorial Hospital, Middletown Medical Center and many other care facilities. Bayhealth is a non-profit health care system and employs over 458 physicians and 2,900 medical staff. Bayhealth is also a member of the Penn Cancer Network, which bodes well for its services in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.
  • Nemours Health System. Nemours has been providing top quality health care to children for over 70 years and is currently one of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems. Caring for over 250,000 children every year, Nemours is dedicated to the advancement of standards in children’s health care. Not surprisingly, a whopping 151 Nemours physicians have been listed among the "Best Doctors in America®."
  • Saint Francis Hospital. Since 1924, Saint Francis has been providing quality health care to patients in Wilmington and the greater Delaware area. In addition to the main location, the hospital also provides services at the Franciscan Care Center, the North Wilmington Women’s Center and The Woman’s Place. Saint Francis offers general medical services, diagnostics, surgical procedures, rehabilitation, heart and vascular services, home care and long-term care.
  • Christiana Care Health System. The central hospital in the Christiana Care Health System is Wilmington Hospital based in Wilmington, Delaware, with many other facilities throughout the state. As the largest private employer in Delaware, Christina Care employs a staff of over 10,000. It is raked 16th in the country for hospital admissions and is one of the nation’s leading health care providers. Christiana Care is also a major teaching hospital and boasts over 240 Medical and Dental residents and fellows.
  • Beebe Medical Center. Founded in 1916, Beebe Medical Center is located in Lewes, Delaware. The medical center is a 210-bed, licensed community hospital located on the seaside. There are many opportunities for nurses at Beebe, and the facility specializes in cardiovascular, oncology, women’s health and orthopaedic services. Beebe also offers emergency care and admits transfer patients for specific specialty treatment.

Delaware State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Dover, Delaware
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1891
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.desu.edu

University of Delaware School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Newark, Delaware
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1743
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.udel.edu

Wesley College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Dover, Delaware
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1873
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wesley.edu

Wilmington College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: New Castle, Delaware
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1967
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wilmcoll.edu