Delaware offers numerous nursing degrees to nursing students and boasts of major long term care units, hospitals and health centers, located in the urban centers of Dover, Newark, and Wilmington, as well as rural areas and small towns.
There are many nursing schools, technical institutes and community colleges that provide nursing degrees to students but the University of Delaware – School of Nursing is renowned for offering reputed graduation programs from associate of nursing to BSN to post master’s MSN.
All nursing schools should be recognized by any federal and state approved US Nursing commissions such as National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Delaware Nursing Degree Programs
A nursing student, who has obtained a baccalaureate degree, in another field and plan to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can opt for The Accelerated Degree.
- Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN), for LPN which is 4 year program.
- Associates of Nursing (ADN) is 2 to 3 years for LPN to RN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for LVN
- · Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing for LPN
- Master of Science in Nursing for RN
- Master of Science in Nursing from BSN
- Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN) for Diploma/Foreign Trained RN
- The Post Master’s Certificate
- The School Nurse Certificate in Basic School Nursing
- Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs
There are at least five universities, colleges and technical schools offering different levels of nursing certifications and degrees in the state.
It is also necessary that students opting for these degrees must pass national licensing examination NCLEX-RN to become a practical or registered nurse.