Delaware Master's Degree in Nursing

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Delaware MSN Programs

MSN programs in Delaware are among the highest degree programs a nurse can pursue. To enter most MSN programs, an individual must already have completed a BSN degree. Then, these students can advance to the master's degree level where they learn about a specific field of nursing that they're interested in.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

Students in Delaware have two main options for pursuing a MSN degree. They have the choice of either a traditional classroom program or an online MSN program. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important for a student have as much information as possible about each type before making a decision.

Traditional classrooms provide students with more personal attention, because the students are in the same room as the teacher and are able to ask questions during class. While some students really benefit from the extra attention, many are not able to attend class at the same time every week because of work or family obligations. This is why many students choose to enroll in online classes.

Online MSN classes give students the flexibility to watch lectures and complete assignments when they have time, not during a specific class period. Working nurses often prefer to have the convenience of this flexibility.

Most MSN programs offer different specialty tracks that students can choose to pursue. For example, the University of Phoenix offers the specialty tracks: Nursing and Health Care Education, Master of Health Administration, Health Care Management, and Family Nurse Practitioner. The specialty tracks offered by South University are: Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics, and Nurse Administrator.

Admission Requirements

Each school and program has different requirements for admission. Typical requirements can include:

  • Submitting a resume or CV
  • Interviewing with faculty
  • Having a BSN degree
  • Submitting official nursing school transcripts proving that he or she graduating with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Submitting an application and application fee
  • Submitting letters of recommendation
  • Currently being a licensed RN
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Other Schools with MSN Programs in Delaware

Del Technical & Community College - Terry
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19901
Delaware State University
1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Delaware MSN Degree Prerequisites

Delaware nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the Delaware Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).

To enroll in a MSN degree program in Delaware, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Delaware and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Delaware RN to MSN programs

Those holding Delaware RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.

Delaware MSN Degree Areas of Specialization

In Delaware, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Check with the Delaware Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Delaware grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.

Online MSN Degree Programs

In Delaware, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Delaware.

Delaware MSN Degree Resources

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