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Division of
Professional Regulation

Board of Nursing

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Starting Jan 2, 2024, a new NLC rule will be in effect. Nurses relocating to another compact state have 60 days from the time they move to apply for a new license by endorsement in a new primary state of residence.

The new rule (effective beginning January 2, 2024) reads:
402 (2) A multistate licensee who changes primary state of residence to another party state shall apply for a multistate license in the new party state within 60 days.

Helpful FAQs and a brief webinar about the new rule are available on the NLC website.

Nurses can enroll at no cost in Nursys eNotify to receive notifications related to license renewals at Nursys.

For more information, visit NLC website or email



On January 25, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and their law enforcement partners launched a multi-state coordinated law enforcement action to apprehend individuals engaged in a scheme to sell false and fraudulent nursing degree diplomas and transcripts. The alleged scheme involved the selling of fake and fraudulent nursing degree diplomas and transcripts obtained from Florida-based nursing schools to aspiring Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) candidates.

The individuals who acquired the fraudulent nursing credentials used them to qualify to sit for the national nursing board exam. Upon successful completion of the board exam, the nursing applicants became eligible to obtain licensure in various states to work as an RN or LPN.

The Board is working diligently with all appropriate nursing regulatory bodies, nursing education program providers, accreditation bodies and authorities to detect, investigate and resolve these matters as quickly as possible, including annulment of licensure obtained through fraudulent means.

The Board will continue to provide more information as it becomes publicly available. If a member of the public has information relating to any specific nurse, please send information to the Division of Professional Regulation’s complaint portal at: Investigative Unit – File a Complaint

For additional information, please see the following resources:

Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Nursing is to protect the public health, safety and welfare. To meet this objective to safeguard life and health, the Board

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions

The Board issues licenses to registered nurses (RNs), practical nurses (LPNs), and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 19. Delaware is a member of the interstate nurse licensure compact covered in 24 Del. C., Chapter 19A.


Unless notified otherwise, the Board meets the second Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m., with the exception of August and December. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover. The meeting schedule is available at the State of Delaware public meeting calendar.

The Board or Committee may need to review and approve your application for licensure and will only review a complete application. A complete application includes your application and any documentation submitted through DELPROS and/or any documents submitted through the mail or email from third-parties. The Board will review your documentation at its next scheduled meeting.


Phone – Fax – Email
(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711
Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

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