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Delaware Nurse Aide Certification

For those who are aspiring to become certified nursing assistants in Delaware, it would be best to know what the requirements are for CNA certification in Delaware.  They are one of the strictest in implementing rules and regulations regarding applications for nursing aide certification as they seek to ensure the safety and well-being of their citizens.  But for those who would really like to be honest caregivers in the area, they should be able to comply with the necessary qualifications as well as education that one should possess in order to be certified.  It would include a completion of a state approved training program, successfully passing the nursing assistant examination and also passing the criminal background check in both state and federal levels.

The state of Delaware requires an applicant to finish training in one of the programs that they have approved of.  They have an online list of these schools on their website and one can easily check into them to know what the requirements would be before enrolling into their program.  The Division of Long Term Care Resident’s Protection is the one responsible for the approval of such institutions.  They are required to have at least 150 hours of equally divided classroom teaching as well as clinical practice.  It should be able to provide the students with the necessary skills and knowledge in healthcare such as emergency procedures, basic health care, communication skills, personal care for the patient and sufficient knowledge in mental health as well.  The clinical practice will help the trainee in the actual environment when he gets a job as he would be working with real patients as well as under the supervision of professional healthcare providers.  This will serve as a good foundation for his future practice as a nursing assistant.SONY DSC

After completing the training, he may then apply for the exam.  The exam basically covers two parts which are the written exam and the skills demonstrations test.  The applicant should successfully pass both types of exams as there would be no partial retaking of these tests. The applicant should also be able to pass the criminal background check by both the state and the federal governments.  Some of the disqualifying offenses for nurse aide application are theft, offenses involving drugs and violence, neglect and abuse of residents or patients and other culpable acts while serving as a nurse aid.  The latter offenses are for those who are applying for certification through endorsement.

You can also apply for certification by endorsement from another state.  The applicant should be currently a certified nursing assistant on another state and should show proof of completion of the training and should be in good standing as a CNA on that state.  He also should have worked for at least 3 months as a nurse aide or about 150 hours.The license can be renewed every 2 years which would require 64 hours of paid work as nursing assistant and 24 hours of continuing condition during the intervening years.

 List of CNA Training Schools in Delaware.

Bear Professional Institute 2500 Wrangle Hill RoadSuite 120Bear, DE 19701 410-800-1466
Beebe Medical Center School of Nursing 424 Savannah RoadLewes, DE 19958 302-645-3251
Camtech, Inc. (1) 240 N. James Street, Ste B2Newport, DE 19804 302-998-8166
Camtech, Inc. (2) 563 North Hall StreetSeaford, DE 19973 302-629-5603
Conrad Schools of Science (High School) 210 Jackson AvenueWilmington, DE 19804 302-992-5545
Dawn Career Institute, Inc. 3700 Lancaster Pike, Ste. 105Wilmington, DE 19805-1511 302-633-9075
Del Tech Georgetown P.O. Box 610, Rt. 18Georgetown, DE 19947 302-855-5988
Del Tech Owens Campus (HLH 130) PO Box 610Georgetown, DE 19947 302-856-5400
Del Tech & Community College – Stanton Campus (HLH 130) 400 Stanton-Christiana RoadNewark, DE 19713 302-283-3158
Del Tech Terry 100 Campus DriveDover, DE 19904 302-857-1421
Delaware Technical & Community College – Terry Campus (HLH 130) 100 Campus DriveDover, DE 19904 302-857-1000
Del Tech-Wilmington Campus 333 Shipley StreetWilmington, DE 19801 302-571-5300
Delaware Skill Center 13th and Clifford Brown WalkWilmington, DE 19801 302-654-5392
Delcastle Technical High School 1417 Newport RoadWilmington, DE 19804 302-995-8099
Dover High School One Patrick Lynn DriveDover, DE 19904 302-672-1525
Hands Medical Healthcare Services, Inc. 230 N. Union Street, Suite A, Smyrna, DE 19977 302-223-6779
Harris School of Business (Dover) 97 Commerce Way, Suite 105Dover, DE 19904 302-674-8060
Hodgson Vo-Tech High School(Day) 2575 Glasgow AvenueNewark, DE 19702 302-834-0990
Indian River High School 29772 Armory RoadDagsboro, DE 19973 302-732-1500
Lee Training Institute 623 W. Newport PikeWilmington, DE 19804 302-999-7804
NCC Vo-Tech School District-Adult Education Division (evening program for adults) 1703 School LaneWilmington, DE 19808 (Class located at Marshallton Education Center) 302-683-3651
Howard High School of Technology (Day) 401 E. 12th StreetWilmington, DE 19801 302-571-5408
Nurse Maggie Nursing Assistant Institute 102 Robino Court, Suite 106Wilmington, DE 19804 302-750-4335


Poly Tech Adult Education 823 Walnut Shade RoadP.O. Box 102Woodside, DE 19980 302-697-4545
Poly Tech High School (Day) P.O. Box 97Woodside, DE 19980 302-697-3255,Ext. 233
Sussex Tech-Adult Education Division 17099 County Seat HighwayP.O. Box 351Georgetown, DE 19947 302-856-9035
Sussex Technical High School P.O. Box 351Georgetown, DE 19947-0351 302-856-2543
St. Georges Technical High School 555 Hyetts Corner RoadMiddletown, DE 19709 302-449-3600
Tri-State Technical SchoolLaurel Campus 210 LaureltownLaurel, DE 19956 443-523-8429
Tri-State Technical SchoolWilmington Campus 715 King StreetWilmington, DE19801 888-601-0116
Wilmington Job Corps Center 9 Vandever AvenueWilmington, DE 19802 302-230-2539
Woodbridge High School 307 Laws StreetBridgeville, DE 19933 302-337-8289, ext. 301




The school health nurse was a true inspiration to me. She always encouraged me to do my best in school and I, too, could become a nurse. I enjoyed the idea of helping and healing others. To this very day, I will never forget that nurse. She was caring and compassionate, and she played a big role in my decision to become a cna and a mentor to other young girls – today, I tell them that they can become whatever they want if they put their minds to it. The purpose of blog is to give me a forum to discuss my experiences as a cna in the emergency department and other topics related to nursing care.

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