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Delaware, DE - LPN Nursing Program Information

How to Become an LPN in Delaware

Around ten courses of prerequisites are needed before applying to a nursing school in Delaware, ranging from arts courses like psychology to science courses like statistics. Once they are complete, prospective LPN students then apply to a college of nursing, which all set their own entry requirements—it is best to check beforehand to know what is expected to get into your LPN education program of choice.

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Targeted LPN diploma programs are the fastest way to licensure, but most Associate or Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing programs also offer earl exit options to become an LPN. Regardless of the route, a year’s studies are required before taking the National Counsel Licensing Examination-Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Pearson Vue charges $200 to take the test and the Delaware Board of Nursing charges a $97 application fee to take the test and become licensed once a passing grade is received.

Delaware LPN Salary, Hours and Duties

The median annual salary for a fully employed LPN in Delaware is close to $44,000 (according to, and they typically receive good benefits from their employers in hospital, doctor’s offices, retirement homes and other health care institutions. A typical day at work is focused upon hands-on patient care: monitoring, feeding, and caring for patients, giving them their medication, and so on. While more care is typically needed during daytime hours, it is also common to work nights and split shifts as many patients need care at all times of day.