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  • Employment: 10,220
  • Hourly Mean Wage: $34.02
  • Annual Mean Wage: $70,770

Delaware is a tiny state, but those who choose to enter nursing careers here will have big opportunities in the First State. While the unemployment rate sits close to the national average here, nurses still remain high in demand due to Delaware's persistent nursing shortage. State studies have shown the nursing shortage is most pronounced in hospitals and long-term care facilities. However, some potential nursing students may have trouble getting into nursing programs here because there have not historically been enough nursing faculty to teach the growing number of incoming nursing students. However, those who do graduate from such programs generally do not have to wait long before finding gainful employment. Nurses who live in Delaware can enjoy the scenic coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay, which are great for coastal kayaking and sailing. Forests, rivers, parks and campgrounds in the state also make it a great place for outdoor recreation.

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Qualified nurses are needed in Delaware's hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, doctor's offices, and home health care agencies. The most in-demand nursing jobs in Delaware are concentrated in and around the more heavily populated areas, such as Wilmington, Newark and Dover. Some of the largest and best-known employers of registered nurses in Delaware include: the Christiana Care Health System, Bayhealth Medical Center and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Those who want to become nurses in the state can get information about state licensure through the Delaware State Board of Nursing, and search recognized nursing programs using the Board's website. The Delaware Nurses Association is the professional organization that represents the state's nurses, and the association maintains a website where RNs here can search for jobs, find continuing education opportunities and keep up to date on issues relevant to Delaware's nurses.

School Name: Beebe Hospital School of Nursing

Address: 424 Savannah Rd, Lewes, Delaware 19958

Contact: (302) 645-3251 x5465

Website: www.beebeschoolofnursing.org

Type of School: 2-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Two but less than 4 years certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 5 to 1

School Name: Dawn Training Centre

Address: 3700 Lancaster Pike Suite 105, Wilmington, Delaware 19805

Contact: (302) 633-9075

Website: WWW.DAWNTRAININGCENTRE.EDU

Type of School: < 2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 5 to 1

School Name: Delaware State University

Address: 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901

Contact: (302) 857-6060

Website: www.desu.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

School Name: Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens

Address: Route 18, Seashore Highway, Georgetown, Delaware 19947

Contact: (302) 856-5400

Website: www.dtcc.edu/owens/

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington

Address: 400 Stanton-Christiana Rd, Newark, Delaware 19702

Contact: (302) 454-3900

Website: www.dtcc.edu/stanton-wilmington/

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: Delaware Technical and Community College-Terry

Address: 100 Campus Drive, Dover, Delaware 19901

Contact: (302) 857-1000

Website: www.dtcc.edu/terry/

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: University of Delaware

Address: Newark, Delaware 19716

Contact: (302) 831-2000

Website: www.udel.edu/

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Wesley College

Address: 120 N State St, Dover, Delaware 19901-3875

Contact: (302) 736-2300

Website: www.wesley.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1

School Name: Wilmington University

Address: 320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, Delaware 19720

Contact: (877) 967-5464

Website: www.wilmu.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

 

Source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/