Registered nurses (RNs) in Delaware are increasingly pursuing higher education as a means to expand their career opportunities, earn higher salaries, and learn the nursing leadership skills necessary to offer greater patient care. Schools in the state are following suit, offering programs geared toward busy working RNs. Career advancement through an RN to BSN program in the state has never been easier.

2024 List of RN to BSN Programs in Delaware

Learn about the best accredited RN to BSN degree program near you in Delaware by viewing our listings below.

Find RN to BSN Programs By City:

New Castle, DE

College of Heath Professions
320 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 356-6998

Newark, DE

School of Nursing
25 North College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-8602

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Fast & Affordable Program Options

If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to get your bachelor’s degree in nursing, there really isn’t a better choice than an RN to BSN. This accelerated track is available and most nursing schools and builds on a nursing existing education and experience to deliver a much shorter (and more affordable) education.

Fastest Online RN to BSN Degree Options

By design, an RN to BSN program is supposed to be fast. Still, the actual time you’ll spend in class will depend on the specific program. Most RN to BSN programs can be completed in two years but in some cases, students can expect an even faster trajectory, often graduating in as little as a year or even a few months! Here are a few examples of the fastest RN to BSN programs available in Delaware.

SchoolDegree NameLength
Delaware Technical Community CollegeRN to BSN1 Year
Delaware State UniversityOnline RN to BSN1 Year

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Do 6-month RN to BSN Programs Exist?

While you won’t find them in Delaware, 6-month RN to BSN programs do exist in other states. They are, however, somewhat rare. To be eligible for these incredibly short bachelor’s degree programs, you’ll need to transfer a large number of credits from your previous program and have (at the very least) an associate degree in nursing. If you’re not firm on staying in Delaware, you may be able to find 6-month RN to BSN programs in the tri-state area.

Cheapest Online RN to BSN Options

In addition to the timeliness of an RN to BSN program, many nurses can appreciate the general cost of these affordable, fast-paced educational pathways. Less time enrolled means that you’ll spend less money on tuition. While you may end up shelling out tens of thousands of dollars with a traditional BSN program, you will likely end up only paying half-price for an RN to BSN — or even less! Here are a few of the most affordable options for RN to BSN programs in the state. As you begin your search, keep in mind the additional costs of going back to school such as textbooks and cost of living. Your prospective school may also allocate different tuitions based on residency status.

SchoolDegree NameTuition Cost
Delaware Technical Community CollegeRN to BSN$152.50 per credit (Resident)

$381.25 per credit (Non-resident)

Wilmington UniversityOnline RN to BSN$342 per credit

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Admissions Requirements for Accredited RN to BSN Programs

Once a nurse has completed an Associate's Degree in Nursing, they can move on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The following are some other typical requirements needed to gain entrance into an accredited RN to BSN program:

  • Completed program application and payment of any applicable fees
  • Copy of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Submission and validation of a current RN license

Classes & Courses: What is the Curriculum Like?

Most programs strive to provide a well-rounded education for RNs continuing their nursing education. A mix of general education courses and higher-level nursing courses are usually required. Some of the nursing courses offered as part of the RN to BSN at Delaware's Wilmington University include:

  • NUR 303: Nurse as Professional
  • NUR 313: Nurse as Decision Maker
  • NUR 333: Nurse as Leader
  • NUR 423: Global Health Care