Advance healthcare through education, scholarship, practice, and service by promoting excellence, creativity, inclusivity, and engagement.


Outstanding leadership in nursing education, scholarly inquiry, and healthcare innovation to improve regional, national, and global health and healthcare delivery.


Excellence: Guided by our commitment to excellence, we exhibit integrity and caring and strive for outcomes that make a positive impact on the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Inclusivity: Guided by our commitment to social justice and respect, we strive to engage in research, learner-centered education, and nursing practice that supports diversity.

Engagement: Guided by our commitment to engagement and collaboration, our work is interdisciplinary and supports local communities, and regional, national and global partners.


The University of Delaware, School of Nursing was granted re-accreditation of the baccalaureate (BSN) and master’s (MSN) degree programs and accreditation of the post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate programs from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). These accreditations are effective through 2026.

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School of Nursing No. 45 in research funding

In the most recent rankings based on the National Institutes of Health 2016 funding, the School of Nursing jumped to No. 45 in research funding. The designation is the school’s first-ever ranking — quite an important step toward research excellence. “To go from...

Nursing Ph.D. Acceleration

Horning is first student in UD program designed to identify ‘rising stars’ The University of Delaware School of Nursing launched a bachelor of science in nursing to doctorate in nursing science (BSN to Ph.D.) track in fall 2016. Thanks to additional funding from the...

Why a Ph.D. in nursing may be the perfect goal for you

The Institute of Medicine’s Report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” states nurses should be encouraged to pursue doctoral degrees early in their careers to maximize the potential value of their additional education. I finished my PhD in...

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University of Delaware School of Nursing, a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence