Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Delaware

The MSN, MS Nursing Degree, MN or other nursing master's nursing programs are designed to build upon the baccalaureate nursing education and clinical work experience a registered nurse possess and prepare that nurse for advanced practice as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist or nurse midwife. The master's education may also prepare a registered nurse for management, administration, education or a doctorate level education.

Registered nurses looking into master's level nursing programs most often have a pretty good idea of where they would like to focus their studies and take their career. At this point the most important consideration is which nursing school has the faculty and program that will best prepare a nurse in their chosen field or path.

Online MSN Programs Offered in Delaware

MSN programs take approximately 18 months to 2 years to complete attending full time. Most nurses choose to continue working while completing their master's education, so the program may take longer. Online MSN programs have become extremely popular and provide close to identical if not identical course content and interaction to campus based programs. Clinical sites and practicums are often set up in a student's local geography with the help of the nursing school's faculty. The flexibility of online learning offers an opportunity to balance work, life and education, while allowing for the timely completion of an Master's in Nursing program.

According to the Advance for Nursing 2007 Salary, MSN educated nurses in Delaware made an average annual salary of $63,600. Nurses with a Master's of Science Degree with a Nursing Major earned an average annual salary of $61,000. Those in advanced practice made more. Read about Nurse Practitioner Programs in Delaware and see what their average annual salary was in 2007.

Below are online and campus based nursing schools that offer Master's of Science in Nursing or related degree programs in Delaware. Accreditation information is listed along with the school as well as contact information for learning more about the program.

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