Education and Licensure
- Licensed Practical Nurses are graduates of a State Board of Nursing approved practical nursing education program.
- Upon completion of a practical nursing education program, graduates must pass a standard national examination for practical nursing to obtain their license.
- Licensure is renewed every two years with the requirement of 24 continuing education hours, including 3 in the area of substance abuse.
- Practical Nursing Education Programs in Delaware:
- Delaware Skills Center
- Delaware Technical & Community College - Owens and Terry campuses
- Polytech Adult Education
Licensed Practical Nurses work collaboratively in numerous practice settings including, but not limited to:
- Ambulatory clinics and medical offices
- Home health
- Long term care
- Rehabilitation, including drug and alcohol
- Correctional facilities
- Licensed Practical Nurses work collaboratively in the healthcare team and receive direct supervision from Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
Current/Prospective Licensed LPNs
- Persons currently or looking to become licensed as a LPN should review information and full licensure requirements at the Delaware Board of Nursing.