Nurse Practitioner – NP Programs in Delaware

According to the State of Delaware Division of Professional Regulation – Board of Nursing, licensure as an advanced practice nurse in Delaware requires successful completion of a master’ degree or a “post-basic program certificate” in a specialized area of advanced practice nursing as well as national certification by a national certifying organization recognized by the Delaware Board of Nursing. Eligibility for national certification requires the successful completion of an advanced practice nursing program. The nurse practitioner programs found below can help students meet this eligibility.

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Nurse practitioner programs aim to prepare registered nurses to deliver patient care as a member of a health care team. Students learn how to evaluate patients, make a diagnosis and treat an illness, manage chronic disease states, deliver preventive care as well as counsel patients. Students gain this knowledge through a combination of didactic learning and clinical experience, which includes courses in nursing ethics, nursing theory, research, health policy, community health, pharmacology, behavioral science, and related topics. Students also participate in clinical preceptorships and/or rotations in various health care settings.

Online Nurse practitioner programs have become extremely popular due to the flexibility offered in these programs. Nurses can balance their work, life and education goals. Course content is often identical to that of the material presented in on-campus programs. Clinical preceptorships or practicums are often completed in the student’s local geography and are frequently arranged with the help of nursing school faculty. While researching NP programs inquire as to what the clinical site requirements are and if they can be done in a local facility. Learn more about the online and on-campus NP programs available in Delaware including accreditation information below.

A career as a nurse practitioner is quite lucrative and one of the highest paying career paths for MSN educated nurses. According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey, the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in Delaware was $77,810. Read about other MSN programs offered in Delaware and salaries for MSN educated Nurses.

Nurse Practitioner Programs Offered in Delaware

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

University of Delaware – School of Nursing

The MSN programs are accredited by the NLNAC and CCNE.

Programs Offered: MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN Adult Nurse Practitioner, MSN – Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Health, MSN – Clinical Nurse Specialist Nursing of Children

University of Delaware – School of Nursing,
25 North College,
Newark, DE 19716,
Ph: 302-831-1253

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