Objective and Function
The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Nursing is to protect the public health, safety and welfare. To meet this objective to safeguard life and health, the Board develops standards for professional competency promulgates rules and regulations adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.
The Board issues licenses to registered nurses (RNs), practical nurses (LPNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).
The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 19. Delaware is a member of the interstate nurse licensure compact covered in 24 Del. C., Chapter 19A.
The Board meets the second Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m., with the exception of August and December. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, Conference Room A/Second Floor, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover.
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