There are many allied and exclusive healthcare industry careers. Some of you must be familiar with Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic) – degree/certificate, MT: Management, Exercise Science, Health Information Management, Histotechnician, Medical Assistant – degree/Diploma, Medical Coding Studies – diploma, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nuclear Medicine field. But how many of you know about the nursing career- its’ growth and demand over the state? Well, nursing is in high demands and touching glorious heights in the state. Nurse Assistants and diploma holders in nursing have a golden career opportunity ahead of them. Licensed Practical Nurses are the supervising staff over CNA (certified nurse assistant) and are responsible for certain duties such as preparing medical plan with Registered Nurse and taking care of patients in absence of RN and Physicians. Licensed Practical Nurses cannot medicate the patients directly. Although they have the same knowledge as Registered Nurse but they need a supervising staff before giving medication to the patients. They need to consult the physicians before changing the prescribed medical assistance to patients.

The LPN programs in Delaware comprise both classroom and clinical training. These programs are a bit costly as most of the training schools are privately run. You will need $8000 to go through a LPN training program. Learning sterilizing procedures, providing geriatric care, conducting glucose testing and understanding the IV monitoring are the major responsibilities of a LPN. LPN and CNA both are done after the high school graduation and the admission criterion is also almost the same for both but there is a great difference in their job responsibilities. You must not be a drug or alcohol addict. You cannot enroll in any of the nursing program if you have a criminal background. Nurse aides have a lesser duties and are less paid than the LPN. The average salary of a LPN in Delaware is $48000 which is at least 30% more than the average salary of CNA in Delaware. The certification program for the LPN is the NXLEX-PN. It is conducted by Pearson-Vue and costs $200. In case you fail in passing the exam the re-examination is mere $20. You can carry on with your job after the NCLEX-PN exam and need not worry about exam result as a temporary licensure is provided till the examination result is declared.

Here is a list of schools that are accredited by the state nursing board of Delaware. You can opt from any one of these colleges according to your training location preference.

  • Camtech, Inc., New Port
  • Delaware Institute of Health Sciences, Wilmington
  • Delaware Skills Center, Wilmington
  • Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown
  • Delaware Technical and Community College
  • Delcastle Technical High School, DE
  • Leads School of Technology, New Castle
  • Polytech Adult Education
  • Delaware Technical and Community College
  • Beebe School of Nursing, Lewes

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