Delaware Licensure & Registration Info

The Delaware State Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. Delaware is a Nurse Licensure Compact (Compact) state, meaning that nurses licensed by another Compact state do not need to apply for licensure unless they plan to make Delaware their primary state of residency.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Overall Score: 83; Speaking Score: 26
  • IELTS Overall Score: 6.5; Speaking Score: 7.0

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (expect Puerto Rico) or taught in English and used English language textbooks

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (expect Puerto Rico) or taught in English and used English language textbooks

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Overall Score: 79; Speaking Score: 26
  • IELTS Overall Score: 6.0; Speaking Score: 7.0

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (expect Puerto Rico) or taught in English and used English language textbooks

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (expect Puerto Rico) or taught in English and used English language textbooks

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