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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Delaware

Despite being the second smallest state in United States of America, Delaware has almost the same average employment opportunities for nurses as throughout US. Individuals who are entering in the field of nursing can have great working opportunities in this state. As in every other state of America, the state faces a shortage of nurses and other medical staff and the shortfall is more pronounced in long term care facilities and hospitals. This makes the nursing career more attractive for the people who want to be a part of medical industry as it opens up many opportunities for them. Delaware offers median hourly wages of $34.02 and $70,770 annually. The state also have 10,220 working opportunities for nurses.


What makes it more difficult for students wanting to enter into the field or nursing is the acute shortage of the experienced and skilled faculty. The nursing schools are not in a great number in the state and do not have the complete faculty to teach and train the students for the nursing career. They have to go to other states to get education in nursing schools which staff complete faculty and can provide full training. The students pursing nursing career has however increased despite the shortage of learning opportunities. And the students who become successful in getting the complete education from nursing schools do not find it hard to land a job. In fact, they are awarded jobs while they are completing their education.


Qualified nurses can work in nursing homes, clinics, hospitals, old age homes, rehabilitation centers, recreational centers and home health care agencies. Dover, Newark and Wilmington are the hub of the state and most of the career opportunities are concentrated around these areas. Nemours/Alfred DuPont hospital for children, the Cristiana heath care system and bay health medical center are the known employers across Delaware. Information regarding the state licensure can be gained through the Delaware state Board of Nursing.


  • Registered Nurses: 10,510

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 2,230

  • Hourly Wage: $34.64

  • Hourly Wage: $22.78

  • Yearly Wage: $72,060

  • Yearly Wage: $47,390