Practical Nursing Programs in Delaware

According to the State of Delaware Title 24: Chapter 19 Nursing, to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Delaware you are required to graduate from a State Board of Nursing approved Practical Nursing program, demonstrate that you are competent at speaking english as would apply to a practical nursing, hold a high school diploma or its equivalent, submit to a background check and successfully pass the NCLEX-PN exam. The LPN programs approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing are listed below along with their contact information.

In general, the LPN program curriculum offered at schools in Delaware will incorporate the basic practical nursing skills, patient care techniques, administration of medications, medical terminology, gerontological care skills, and related nursing courses. You can learn more about the specific courses by contacting the schools. Classroom learning is applied during the clinical experience portion of the program where students gain hands-on experience. The LPN program will take about one year to complete.

Medical Assistant is a related career that performs many of the same duties as an LPN. Medical Assisting is actually the fastest growing career in the health care field according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and offers many of the same benefits and earning potential. Medical Assisting programs in Delaware take around six months to complete, which means you can start your career sooner and still have the option to head back to school to pursue an LPN or Nursing degree.

What can an LPN expect to earn in the state of Delaware? The State of Delaware Occupational and Labor Market Information Department found that LPNs in Delaware made a median annual salary of $45,100 and a median hourly wage of $21.70. They also report that job growth for LPNs in Delaware will be 13% through 2016. Based on this information, this is an optimal time to start researching LPN programs and apply to the programs that meet your needs.

Licensed Practical Nursing Programs Approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing

Camtech, Inc.
240 North James Street
Tower Office Park, Suite B2
Newport, DE 19804
PH: 302-998-8166

Delaware Institute of Health Sciences
4708 Kirkwood Highway, Second Floor
Wilmington, DE 19808
PH: (302) 633-4010

Delaware Skills Center
13th & Clifford Brown Walk
Wilmington, DE 19801
PH: 302-654-5392

Delaware Technical and Community College
Owens Campus
P.O. Box 610
Georgetown, DE 19947
PH: 302-856-5400 ext. 1614

Delaware Technical and Community College
Terry Campus
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19904
PH: 302-857-1000

Delcastle Technical High School
1417 Newport Road
Wilmington, DE 19804
PH: 302-683-3663

Leads School of Technology
2 Read’s Way
New Castle Corporate Commons
New Castle, DE 19720
PH: 302-356-1368

Polytech Adult Education
823 Walnut Shade Road
P.O. Box 102
Woodside, DE 19980
PH: 302-697-4545

(Source: Delaware Board of Nursing)

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