Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Delaware 2024
- Delaware Licensure Information and Requirements
- Delaware CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Delaware?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Delaware With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Delaware?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Delaware Right Now?
- FAQs About Delaware Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Delaware
Delaware Licensure Information and Requirements
For the latest up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the Delaware Board of Nursing website or contact the Delaware Board of Nursing licensing division at (302) 744-4500.
Nurses who do not hold a multistate license must apply for Licensure by Endorsement as follows:
- Create a DELPROS user account.
- Submit the application and pay the associated fees.
- Meet one of the following requirements:
- Graduation from a Board-approved Nursing education program within the last two years
- Minimum of 1,000 practice hours during the five years prior to submitting the application
- Minimum of 400 hours of practice hours during the two years prior to submitting the application
- Completion of a Board-approved refresher program
- Submit a Nursing Employer Reference Form.
- Submit a Nursing School Reference Form.
- Submit verification of your original Licensure by Examination through NursysⓇ or Verification of Original Licensure Form.
- Submit a copy of your job offer letter.
- Submit a copy of your driver’s license or official identification card provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Submit a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
Temporary licenses are available and expire 90 days after issue.
To be qualified for a Delaware licensure by endorsement you must be:
1. A registered RN or LPN with a current nursing license in another state or jurisdiction; or
2. Have never held a Delaware LPN/RN license
Delaware has a home state of residents requirement. This means you may only apply for a Delaware licensure by endorsement if only one of the following applies to you:
- Your current home state of residence is Delaware; or
- Your current home state of residence is not a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state; or
- Your current home state of residence is another NLC state but you plan to move to Delaware or to a state that is not a NLC state; or
- Your current home state of residence is another NLC state but your license from your home state is not a Multistate license.
Nursing licensure fees for Delaware are as follows:
- RN and LPN license (all types): $170
- RN and LPN reinstatement: $255
- Temporary permit (all types): $40
- Background check: $65
Other service requests may incur additional fees, which include:
- CE provider approval: $250
- Upgrade to multistate licensure: $25
- Verification of licensure: $35
- Verification of licensure with exam score/hours/history: $45
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Delaware participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows RNs and LPNs to possess a multistate license that affords the privilege of practicing in any of the NLC-participating states.
Is Delaware a Walk-Through State?
Delaware is not a walk-through state.
Delaware CEU Requirements
If you’ve practiced a minimum of 1,000 hours in the past five years or 400 hours in the past two years in any jurisdiction where you have held a nursing license, you must complete the following CE requirements:
- RNs need at least 30 hours of CE within the past two years.
- LPNs need at least 24 hours of CE within the past two years.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Delaware?
Travel nurses in Delaware can make anywhere from $928 to $2,952 per week, with the average being $1,655 per week.
Travel nurses also receive a host of benefits that include:
- Housing stipends
- Meal and travel allowances
- Medical insurance
- And much more
5 Cities in Delaware With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Dover, DE, is $2,843 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Lewe, DE, is $2,373 per week.
#3: New Castle
The average travel nurse salary in New Castle, DE, is $2,168 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Wilmington, DE, is $2,141 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Georgetown, DE, is $2,057 per week.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
Trusted nurse staffing is such a great company to work for and they are so easy to work with. I love using them as my first company for travel nursing!
My recruiter did an amazing job at finding the best fit for me! An outstanding job with communication, updates and ensuring all my questions were answered!!
I have been with Trusted Staffing for about 18 months now. I have essentially been working local contracts, but the experiences have been memorable. My recruiter, is always available when I have a question or concern. Travel nursing is something all nurses should experience. I can't wait until I can do some serious traveling
Every member of this company I’ve interacted with has exceeded my expectations. My recruiter, Alex, is so commutative and goes above and beyond always. I can’t imagine switching to another company!
I have had the best experience with Trusted Nurse Staffing. My recruiter Tom is amazing. He always treats me with respect and as a friend. He is on top of everything I need. And when my Dad passed away, he helped me with time off, no problem and they even sent me a beautiful comfort box that was very helpful. Fully recommend this agency.
How To Become a Travel Nurse in Delaware With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Ready to get started? First, hop onto Pronto and create a profile to gain access to a wide array of travel nursing jobs and positions. Start browsing the many listings for travel nurse jobs in Delaware until you find one you like. Don’t see a job that makes you want to pack up and go? Don’t let it end your search. Turn on the Pronto notifications to receive alerts that align with your qualifications and preferences.
If you think you’ve found a job that matches your wants and needs, you can connect with one of our recruiters — they are available 24/7 — and they’ll help you secure the assignment, answer questions you have, and walk you through the next steps to take.
Are you a seasoned nurse who likes to use support when needed but can mostly manage finding and locking down assignments on your own? No problem. Use Pronto to find positions on your own. We’ll be there to help if you need us.
All that’s left to do is go over specifics about the job and sign your contract. You’re ready to start a new adventure as a travel nurse in Delaware. When you’re done, you can use Proton again to help you find an assignment in another state or help you extend your current assignment if you love it.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Delaware?
Just getting started as a travel nurse? Or maybe you’re an experienced travel nurse looking for a quiet escape from the busy cities you’ve previously worked in. Delaware gives small-town vibes while still providing lots to see and do during your time off.
Delaware has a bit of something for everyone. From museum and mansion tours to what the Food Network refers to as an “oversized food culture” — but that’s not a bad thing. Have you ever tried a Bobbie? Created in Wilmington, the Bobbie is a sandwich layered with turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. Folks from Delaware love it.
For foodies, It doesn’t stop there. Check out Delaware’s farmer’s markets and food truck events. Get your hands on fries with vinegar, stellar seafood options, locally brewed beers, and scrapple. Sounds good, right? A travel nursing position will give you the opportunity to indulge in all of the delicacies Delaware has to offer.
Into nature? Feeling venturesome? Delaware could become your home away from home. Rehoboth Beach, the most popular beach in the state, has much to offer. Whether you want to spend a day on the beach or at sea fishing, crabbing, or clamming, you will enjoy a day at Rehoboth. Not really a beach-goer, but still enjoy the outdoors? Delaware’s 17 state parks are full of views.
Still not convinced you’re ready to call Delaware home? If the array of museums, state parks, and historical sights isn’t enough to bring you to Delaware, the fact that it’s the most tax-friendly state might just do it. Delaware has some of the highest average nursing salaries with the lowest taxes in the country, and for some, landing a travel nursing job in Delaware is a dream come true.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Delaware Right Now?
FAQs About Delaware Travel Nursing
What Are the Best Places to Travel Nurse in Delaware?
Dover, Wilmington, and Seaford are a few popular travel nursing destinations in Delaware.
Interested in browsing active travel nursing jobs in any of these cities? Head to Pronto to view current listings in Delaware. Having issues finding an assignment that piques your interest? Don’t give up the search. We can send you a notification each time an assignment that matches your preferences appears.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Delaware: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
“Choosing to accept a stipend doesn’t mean that your recruiter at Trusted Nurse Staffing won’t be there to help you along the way. Connect with us, and we can give you insights into the various areas and even connect you with rental properties used by travel nurses in the past.”
What Are The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in Delaware?
How do you know which agencies are the best for travel nurses? We suggest doing several things before deciding:
- Look at online reviews of different agencies from travel nurses who have already taken assignments with the company.
- Don’t be afraid to call and speak with recruiters from different agencies to get a feel for what the agency values. Feel free to ask lots of questions.
Finding the best agency for travel nursing jobs in Delaware involves doing your research, interviewing travel nurse agencies, and vetting the ones that do not align with your goals.
The best travel nursing agency will provide constant support along with high pay and great benefits.
Trusted Nurse Staffing believes in helping travel nurses provide the best care to their patients. We offer 24/7 support — when you need us, we’ll be there. We are also one of the highest-paying agencies in the industry.
How Long Are Delaware Travel Nursing Assignments?
13-week contracts are the most common length of travel nursing assignments in Delaware.
Unlike other agencies, Trusted Nurse Staffing offers assignments that are 6, 8, and 13 weeks long. However, if you aren’t quite ready to leave Delaware, we’ll work with you on extending your contract.
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers flexible contracts for travel nursing jobs in Delaware, leaving you with the choice to stay, or move on when you’re ready. You can use Pronto to find your next travel nursing assignment with ease.
Take a break, extend your contract, or move on to the next assignment when your current job ends. Whatever you choose, Trusted Nurse Staffing and Pronto will be here to support you along the way.
What Are the Highest-Paying Specialties For Travel Nurse Assignments in Delaware?
Emergency nurses are in high demand throughout Delaware, making them one of the top-paying specialties in the state. Demand is constantly changing because of shortages, current events, and changes in healthcare.
The highest-paying nursing specialties in Delaware include:
- Emergency room RN: $3,135 per week
- Labor and delivery RN: $3,003 per week
- Operating room RN: $2,927 per week
- Oncology RN: $2,919 per week
- Telemetry RN: $2,510 per week
- Progressive care RN: $2,255 per week
- ICU RN: $2,354 per week
- Med/Surg RN: $2141 per week
As a travel nurse, the more experience you have, the more doors will open. Learning about different specialties and which ones you love will make all the difference in your travel nurse adventures.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Delaware?
Benefits vary from agency to agency, but one perk of being a travel nurse is the array of benefits and options available to you.
Trusted Nurse Staffing believes in going above and beyond for the workers who go above and beyond for us, our benefits packages include:
- 401(k) with 4% match after 1,000 hours and 1 year of employment
- Weekly Paychecks
- Direct Deposit
- Overtime/Double Time is Available
- Customizable Pay Packages
Top-Tier Bonus Opportunities:
- $1500 Referral Bonus Program
- Loyalty Program
- Sign-on & Completion Bonus
- Discount Program
Leading Health & Wellness Benefits:
- Employer Sponsored Health Insurance
- HRA Card to fully cover healthcare deductibles
- Guardian Dental and Vision Insurance
- Wellness Benefits
Additional Insurance Benefits:
- Portable Permanent Whole Life Insurance
- License, Certifications & CEU reimbursements
- Portable Short-term/Longterm
- Disability Insurance
- Flexible contract options
- Full/Part Time Work, Per Diem
- Housing, Meal and Travel Stipends
- Rental Car Options
Best In Class and Communication:
- On Day 1, you’ll get matched with your own dedicated support team that includes clinical support, payroll, and compliance experts, with ongoing assignment advocacy.
Why Should I Apply To Travel Nursing Assignments in Delaware With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Aside from offering the highest pay among travel nursing agencies throughout Delaware, we also believe in giving our nurses the best of the best.
We offer bonuses, flexibility, top-of-the-line benefits packages, and more. We also want to be there for our nurses during every step of their journey, so our team is available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide support.