Nursing, BS

Nursing Student


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, 302-744-4500) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000,

All nursing students are eligible to become members of the Delaware State University Student Nurses Association. Students may also be invited for induction into the Delaware State University Nursing Honor Society after successful completion of the junior year of the nursing program, with a 3.0 GPA and in the top third of class rank.


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

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