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               TRAVEL

               NURSE’S

              GUIDE TO

             DELAWARE

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL
NURSE’S
GUIDE TO DELAWARE

DELAWARE BY THE NUMBERS

$65K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in DELAWARE

8
NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of DELAWARE

10%
LOWER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.

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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Delaware is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Delaware is $65,857, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Delaware is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Delaware is $65,857, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

HOW DO I GET MY DELAWARE

NURSING LICENSE?

Delaware is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to obtain an additional license. If your current home state of residence is not a state that participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, applying for a Delaware nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Delaware nursing license, they must follow these steps:

  • Submit a completed, signed and notarized application. Delaware does not have an online application – it must be mailed to the State of Delaware Board of Nursing, Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203, Dover, DE 19904-2467. All forms can be found in the application packet here, including the Application for Licensure as a Registered Nurse by endorsement. You will need to sign the application in front of a notary public and mail it in with the non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to the State of Delaware. The current fees can be found here.
  • Verification of Licensure is required. If your original state of licensure participates in the NURSYS Verification system, the request can be completed on the NURSYS site. Otherwise you will need to complete the Verification of Original Licensure form found in the online application packet and send it to the Board of Nursing in the jurisdiction where you were licensed by examination. Contact that jurisdiction to find out if there is a fee for this service. They will send the form directly to the Delaware Board of Nursing at the Dover address listed above.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. All necessary forms are in the application packet. Complete the Authorization for Release of Information form to request the criminal background check which will be conducted by the FBI and the State of Delaware. Follow the instructions on the form to arrange for fingerprinting.

HOW DO I GET MY DELAWARE NURSING LICENSE?

Delaware is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to obtain an additional license. If your current home state of residence is not a state that participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, applying for a Delaware nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Delaware nursing license, they must follow these steps:

  • Submit a completed, signed and notarized application. Delaware does not have an online application – it must be mailed to the State of Delaware Board of Nursing, Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203, Dover, DE 19904-2467. All forms can be found in the application packet here, including the Application for Licensure as a Registered Nurse by endorsement. You will need to sign the application in front of a notary public and mail it in with the non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to the State of Delaware. The current fees can be found here.
  • Verification of Licensure is required. If your original state of licensure participates in the NURSYS Verification system, the request can be completed on the NURSYS site. Otherwise you will need to complete the Verification of Original Licensure form found in the online application packet and send it to the Board of Nursing in the jurisdiction where you were licensed by examination. Contact that jurisdiction to find out if there is a fee for this service. They will send the form directly to the Delaware Board of Nursing at the Dover address listed above.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. All necessary forms are in the application packet. Complete the Authorization for Release of Information form to request the criminal background check which will be conducted by the FBI and the State of Delaware. Follow the instructions on the form to arrange for fingerprinting.

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN DELAWARE

  • Delaware is home to 8 hospitals.

  • There is 1 Level I trauma center.

  • Multiple large health systems including: Christiana Care Health Systems, Bayhealth

  • 1 teaching hospital: Christiana Care Health System

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN DELAWARE

  • Delaware is home to 8 hospitals.

  • There is 1 Level I trauma center.

  • Multiple large health systems including: Christiana Care Health Systems, Bayhealth

  • 1 teaching hospital: Christiana Care Health System

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN DELAWARE

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Delaware. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Delaware’s cost of living is 3% above the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 10% lower than the rest of the country.

Here are some figures about the average cost of renting apartments in Delaware:

  • One-bedroom: 6% above the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 4% above the national median.

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

Whatever the choice, MSO Delaware’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.