Nurses who graduate from MSN programs that prepare Nurse Practitioners are licensed as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) by the Delaware Board of Nursing.
Nursing licensure requirements for licensure include: licensure as an RN; a master's degree or a post-basic program certificate in a clinical nursing specialty with certification from a national certification body recognized by the Board.
They either meet a specified number of practice hours in the role and population focus you are applying for within the past 2-5 years or have graduated from a specialty program within the previous two years. Additionally, newly licensed APRNs who have not practiced for at least 2 years or 4,000 hours must have a collaborative agreement with a physician.
Nurse leaders may be licensed as either an APRN or RN, depending on their individual training and educational background. RN licensure in Delaware is available either by examination or endorsement.
MSN and FNP Salaries in Delaware
According to data published in May 2018 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a Nurse Practitioner in Delaware was $108,340. This is significantly higher than the average RN salary of $74,800.
Overall, national employment of nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses is expected to increase 26% between 2018 and 2028 due to an increased demand for healthcare services.