Delaware, known as the “first state,” is known for its serene beaches, scenic countryside, historical significance and plentiful seafood. Nursing jobs are as plentiful as the seafood in this state, with many opportunities for nurses and health care professionals. With easy access to major cities such as Washington DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore, the nursing graduate can find both great living and plentiful nursing jobs in many specialties.

Becoming a Nurse in Delaware

Delaware offers numerous on-campus programs for nursing students across the state. Examples include the University of Delaware’s nursing program in Newark, where a student can earn a BSN or MSN in specialties such as adult care, cardiology, geriatrics, gerontology, oncology, pediatrics and psychiatric/mental health care; Delaware Technical and Community College in Dover, which offers LPN/LVN certification in adult care, anatomy , neonatal and newborn care, physiology and psychiatric/mental health care; and, Delaware State University in Dover, which offers a BSN in nursing.

Nursing Jobs in Delaware

The LPN who seeks work in Delaware can find positions that range in salary from $35,000 to $58,000 per year. An RN with a BSN degree can earn from $47,000 to $160,000 per year, depending upon work environment. Some of the largest health care employers in Delaware include Bayhealth Medical Center, with locations in Dover, Mildford and Middletown; Christiana Care Health System, one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most respected and experienced health care teams; and the Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. As mentioned previously, nurses also can seek jobs in Washington DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore.