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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Attending a community college or vocational school for nursing can provide a rapid path to employment. Community colleges are much less expensive than traditional universities, and it is much easier to be admitted to a degree program. Not only are community colleges more affordable and accessible, but they are also found in neighborhoods all across Delaware, making them convenient no matter where you live. Community colleges offer licensed practical nursing (LPN) programs, as well as associate’s degrees in nursing. Vocational schools or career schools are learning institutions that provide you with the skills you need to jump right into the workforce, and are often even less expensive and more accessible than community colleges.

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) play an important part in the medical community, providing for basic patient care such as monitoring symptoms, checking vital signs, and administering medications. LPN typically take between 12- and 18-months to complete. Associate of applied science in nursing (AASN) degrees are great options for those who want more responsibilities in the workplace and a greater salary. AASN degrees can also be completed in 12 to 18 months.

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The following are some of the largest community colleges with nursing programs in the state: Delaware Technical Community College in Owens, Delaware Technical Community College in Terry, and Delaware Technical Community College in Stanton / Wilmington.

There are currently approximately 1,930 LPNs working in Delaware, with earnings that are generally between $40,950 and $55,200 per year. There are currently approximately 9,740 RNs working in the state, with earnings between $61,400 and $81,540. In Delaware, some of the major employers for LPNs and RNs are Saint Francis Hospital, Christiana Hospital, Kent General Hospital, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, and Milford Memorial Hospital.

Below you can find a complete listing of vocational, career, and community colleges for nursing in Delaware.

Wilmington

Dawn Career Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Delaware Skills Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Delaware Technical Community College - Stanton / Wilmington
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Leads School of Technology
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

Other Delaware cities

Beebe Medical Center, Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
Delaware Technical Community College - Owens
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Delaware Technical Community College - Terry
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Polytech Adult Education
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
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