Through this article, you’ll learn more information related to the licensing process and the contact information of the Delaware Board of Nursing.
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What Does the Board Do?
Nurses are overseen by the Delaware Board of Nursing.
The Board of Nursing is part of the Division of Professional Regulation in Delaware.
The Board of Nursing in Delaware has to:
- Ensure the integrity of the public health and safety
- Issue licenses to future nurses
- Renew the credentials of already licensed personnel
- Ensure the candidates meet the requirements by analyzing the submitted documents
- Imposes disciplinary actions
- Promulgate the rules and regulations
- Maintain accurate records
- Adjudicates complaints against professionals
This Board licenses the following personnel:
- Registered nurses (RNs)
- Practical nurses (LPNs)
- Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs)
Getting Approval to Take the NCLEX
If you’re sure you want to become a nurse, you need to pass an exam.
The name is NCLEX and the test is provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
This exam is available in Australia and Canada as well.
Across the US, you need to sign up with Pearson Vue to take the test.
Candidates are asked to register for the exam and to apply for the license at the same time.
They’re also expected to meet some requirements, that include:
- Completing a training course for nurses
- Complete the CGFNS International Certification Program – if you’re a foreigner
- Fill out the online application
- Pay the fee – 180 USD
- Have a clean criminal record
Renewing Your License
Those who need to renew their license will be able to do so online, through the application in DELPROS.
This application is available at https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
This page has 3 options to choose from:
- Searching and verifying a license
- Applying and managing a license
- Filing a complaint
The second option mentioned here refers to applying for a license as well as renewing it.
The renewal process involves:
- Logging into your DELGOS account
- Answering some questions
- Pay the renewal fee by credit card
- Completing some hours of continuing education
For renewal, you’ll have to sign up with NURSYS and this system will send out emails to those who have to renew their licenses.
The renewal period is of 2 years, and you’ll have to complete a minimum of:
- 30 hours of continuing education for RNs
- 24 hours of continuing education for LPNs
These continuing education classes need to be tracked.
For this, you’ll have to upload the diplomas in the appropriate section.
Renewal for Registered Nurses
These nurses have to renew their licenses during odd-numbered years, on one of these dates:
- February 28
- May 31
- September 30
The renewal date depends on the date when the license was issued.
The September 30 date is also the date of license renewal for the registered nurses renewing for the first time.
You’ll have to renew your license in DELGOS and provide proof of one of the following:
- Working a minimum of 400 hours in the past 2 years
- Working a minimum of 1,000 hours in the past 5 years
Renewal for Licensed Practical Nurses
These nurses will renew their credentials only on February 28 on even-numbered years.
You’ll also have to provide proof of working the same number of hours as RNs.
Renewal for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
These licenses expire on the same date as those for RNs.
The RN license has to be renewed before the APRN one.
You must also prove:
- Working 1,500 hours in the past 5 years, or
- Working 600 hours in the past 2 years, or
- Graduating from the specialty program within the past 2 years
How To Do A License Lookup
We already told you where you need to go to search for a license and make sure it is valid, in the previous section.
On the new page that will appear, you’ll have to:
- Select the entity – individual or company
- Fill out the requested details
- Last name
- First name
- License, Application, or Approval Number
The site recommends you choose the profession right after deciding on the type of entity you look up.
You’ll have to pay attention to the information you enter, as wrong details will not bring forth any results.
For companies, the last and first name fields are changed to “business name” and “doing business as,” respectively.
If the number for the license starts with either “L2K” or “APP,” it means the document hasn’t yet been issued.
Delaware Board of Nursing Contact Information
The Board of Nursing in Delaware is located in the State Of Delaware Department Of State Cannon Building.
The address of this building is 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Dover, DE 19904.
This is in the Cannon Building in Suite 203.
These are the main means of contacting the Board:
- Phone number: (302) 744-4500
- Fax number: (302) 739-2711
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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