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RN Programs in Delaware

Anyone who is looking for a stable career that they can be proud of should consider entering an RN program in Delaware. Registered nursing is a career that offers rewarding opportunities, great financial stability, flexible work schedules, and much more. After only a few years, an individual can be working in a hospital or doctor's office, taking care of patients that come in and making sure the doctor is as prepared to diagnose them as possible.

If an individual can pass the admissions requirements, all he or she will need to worry about is the cost of the schooling. Community colleges cost far less than private schools, but they may not always offer the best education possible. However, they can still provide the overview necessary to become licensed.

Becoming an RN by Examination in Delaware

If an individual wishes to become an RN by examination, he or she must:

  • Complete the Authorization for Release of Information form to request a criminal background check
  • Submit a completed, signed, and notarized Application for Licensure as a Registered or Practical Nurse by Examination
  • Submit a check or money order to cover the processing fee. It should be made payable to "State of Delaware"
  • Submit a copy of his or her driver's license
  • Submit a copy of his or her CGFNS certificate if he or she graduated from a nursing program located outside of the United States
  • Submit a copy of his or her official transcript sent directly by the nursing school that he or she graduated from
  • Complete the applicant section of the Nursing Reference Form, have his or her nursing school complete the form, and have the school send it directly to the Delaware Board of Nursing
  • Submit a Request for Exemption from Social Security Number Requirement if he or she has been issued a US social security number

Becoming an RN by Endorsement in Delaware

If an individual wishes to become an RN by endorsement, he or she must:

  • Hold an active nursing license in another US state
  • Have never held a Delaware nursing license of any the same type
  • Submit proof that he or she is not a resident of a nurse licensure compact state OR he or she currently resides in a nurse licensure compact state but plans to move to Delaware
  • Submit a completed, signed, and notarized Application for Licensure as a Registered or Practical Nurse by Endorsement
  • Submit a check or money order made payable to the "State of Delaware" for the processing fee
  • Submit a copy of his or her driver's license
  • Submit a copy of his or her current license from another US state or territory
  • Complete the Authorization for Release of Information form to request a criminal background check
  • Arrange for the Board to receive Nursing Reference Forms
  • Submit verification that he or she has been previously licensed by examination
  • Submit a CGFNS certificate or report if he or she graduated from a nursing program outside of the United States

Getting a Temporary Permit

If an individual has been offered employment, but does not yet have an LPN license and plans to begin working before the endorsement period is over, he or she may apply for a temporary permit. An individual qualifies for a temporary permit if he or she is a resident of Delaware and is going to be employed in another compact state.

If an individual meets those requirements and wishes to get a temporary permit, he or she must:

  • Complete the temporary permit application
  • A check or money order made payable to the "State of Delaware" for the $35.00 fee
  • Submit a copy of his or her official transcript sent directly by the nursing school that he or she graduated from
  • A copy of the letter containing the job offer
  • A temporary RN permit is valid for 90 days.

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    The Best RN Schools in Delaware

    By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Delaware residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Delaware Board of Nursing.

    Why Online RN Classes?

    Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

    Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

    Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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    Delaware Board of Nursing
    861 Silver Lake Blvd
    Cannon Building, Suite 203
    Dover, DE 19904
    Phone: (302) 739-4522
    Fax: (302) 739-2711

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Delaware

Del Technical & Community College - Terry
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19901
Delaware State University
1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Wesley College
120 North State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Delaware Technical & Community College - Owens
18 Seashore Hwy
Georgetown, DE 19947
Beebe School of Nursing
424 Savannah Road
Lewes, DE 19958
Del Technical & Community College - Stanton
400 Stanton-Christiana Rd
Newark, DE 19702
University of Delaware
189 West Main Street
Newark, DE 19716

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