Nursing Schools in Delaware

With so few nursing schools in Delaware, it’s no surprise that the shortage of nurses is more pronounced here than in most other areas of the country. Even for such a small state with a population of about 800,000, the 10,000 or so nursing professionals currently employed are just not enough to meet the growing health care needs of its residents.

One of the main reasons for this crisis is the lack of qualified nursing faculty, and the fact that there are only about 10 nursing schools in Delaware including state and private colleges. Applicants who are perennially on the waiting lists of campus-based nursing schools however, may opt to enroll in online nursing programs which accept students from all over the country. On the upside, the long wait towards earning a nursing degree will be worth it upon graduation and licensure as finding gainful employment as an RN will be a breeze.

Hospitals offer the most number of job opportunities for nurses in Delaware, although openings in private care facilities and nursing homes are growing too. Aside from offering good wages, many employers are offering additional benefits such as flexible work schedules, higher overtime and differential pay, and tuition reimbursement to lure in nurses. Some of the state’s biggest employers are the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the BayHealth Medical Center. The Delaware Board of Nursing regulates the licensure requirements of nursing graduates, while the Delaware Nurses Association serves as an invaluable resource for registered nurses on matters of job opportunities, career growth, and higher nursing education.

Employment: 10,220
Hourly Mean Wage: $34.02
Annual Mean Wage: $70,770
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

State Nursing Board: Delaware Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Delaware Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: Delaware Healthcare Association

Delaware Nursing Schools

School Name: Beebe Hospital School of Nursing
Address: 424 Savannah Rd, Lewes, Delaware 19958
Contact: (302) 645-3251 x5465
Website: www.beebeschoolofnursing.org
Type of School: 2-year, Private not-for-profit
Program Types: Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Camtech, Inc.
Address: Newport, DE
Program Types: LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Dawn Training Centre
Address: 3700 Lancaster Pike Suite 105, Wilmington, Delaware 19805
Contact: (302) 633-9075
Website: WWW.DAWNTRAININGCENTRE.EDU
Type of School: < 2-year, Private for-profit
Program Types: Less than one year certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Delaware Institute of Health Sciences
Address: Wilmington, DE
Program Types: LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Delaware Skills Center
Address: Wilmington, DE
Program Types: LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Delaware State University
Address: 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901
Contact: (302) 857-6060
Website: www.desu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, LPN to BSN, Masters in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
School Name: Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens
Address: Route 18, Seashore Highway, Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Contact: (302) 856-5400
Website: www.dtcc.edu/owens/
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN to ADN, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington
Address: 400 Stanton-Christiana Rd, Newark, Delaware 19702
Contact: (302) 454-3900
Website: www.dtcc.edu/stanton-wilmington/
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Delaware Technical and Community College-Terry
Address: 100 Campus Drive, Dover, Delaware 19901
Contact: (302) 857-1000
Website: www.dtcc.edu/terry/
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: Polytech Adult Education
Address: Woodside, DE
Program Types: LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: University of Delaware
Address: Newark, Delaware 19716
Contact: (302) 831-2000
Website: www.udel.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters in Nursing, RN to BSN, Second Degree BSN
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC accredited
School Name: Wesley College
Address: 120 N State St, Dover, Delaware 19901-3875
Contact: (302) 736-2300
Website: www.wesley.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, LPN to BSN, Masters in Nursing
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Wilmington University
Address: 320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, Delaware 19720
Contact: (877) 967-5464
Website: www.wilmu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Program Types: Masters in Nursing, RN to BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC accredited
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