Delaware Board of Nursing           

Board of Nursing
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Bldg.
Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904

Business: (302) 739-4522 ext. 215,216,217

Email Address:

License Period
February 28, May 31,
September 30; odd year,
depending on license number (RN)
February 28, even year (LPN)

Temporary Permit Period
90 days from date of graduation pending results of first exam; renewable up to 6 months for endorsement applicants (must hold valid license in another state)

Re-Examination Limit
unlimited number of times within 2 years, 1 year reexams

Continuing Education Requirements
nurses not actively employed in past 5 years must have completed refresher program within past 2 years, 400 hours of practice in past 2 years or 1,000 hours in past 5 years; 30 contact hours every 2 years for RN; 24 for LPN

Exam Fee
$84 first time
$10 reexamination (NCLEX fee not included)

Endorsement Fee

Renewal Fee

Temporary Permit Fee
included in licensure fee