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The United States already suffers from a shortage of nurses, and demand is increasing. So a bachelor’s degree in nursing can yield terrific career opportunities, and Delaware State is an ideal setting to prepare for them.

Delaware State’s undergraduate nursing degree program features an unusually high degree of face-to-face interaction between instructors and students. Our nursing students work in smart classrooms and simulation labs, getting hands-on experience with electronic medication carts, computerized monitors, and other high-tech tools of the nursing profession.

Above all, the undergraduate nursing degree emphasizes real-world experience and direct community involvement. Students participate in field work at public clinics, schools, assisted-living facilities, and other health care sites. They gain the skills, confidence, and communication ability to excel in this rapidly growing field.

Professional Preparation

The undergraduate nursing major prepares students to take the NCLEX (the licensure examination administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing) and become a licensed Registered Nurse. Graduates are broadly prepared for employment in entry level positions in professional nursing in a variety of health care agencies.

Delaware State’s undergraduate nursing degree program is approved by the

Delaware Board of Nursing
820 Silver Lake Road
Dover, DE 19904

The Baccalaureate* nursing program at Delaware State University at the Dover Campus located in Dover, Delaware is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissions for the Baccalaureate* nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

All nursing students are eligible to become members of the Delaware State University Student Nurses Association. Students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship may also be invited for membership into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Tau Beta Chapter. Guidelines for membership eligibility are determined by Sigma Theta Tau International. 


Nursing faculty at Delaware State combine years of professional experience with academic and research achievement, providing perspective and insight to act as true mentors. Instructors get to know their students as individuals and offer guidance related to the classroom, career, and in life. They also are true experts with a passion for their profession.

Required Courses

View course Curriculum guide

View NURS Course DescriptionsView the course descriptions