The School of Nursing offers career-oriented, pre-licensure and graduate nursing education that prepares nurses as population health experts in acute care and settings. In all of our innovative programs, students obtain a breadth of complex healthcare knowledge, clinical reasoning skills, and technological expertise that enable them to deliver high-quality population-oriented healthcare from prevention to end of life. Graduate and doctoral students in practice and research work closely with individual faculty to gain in-depth clinical specialty knowledge or research expertise in several specialty areas including aging, mental health, community engagement and health disparities, and symptom and data science.


Traditional BSN

Accelerated BSN


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Master Of Science In Nursing (MSN)

Master In Nursing Health System Leadership (MSN HSL)

Doctor Of Nursing Practice (DNP)

PhD In Nursing Science

Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner

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Why choose University of Delaware's School Nursing?:



Interdisciplinary research in the School of Nursing focuses on aging, symptom science and healthcare innovations including technology and big data analysis. External funding from NIH and other R01-level funded grants put our faculty on the forefront of the science behind healthcare’s toughest challenges.




The UD Center for Simulation Innovation, Interdisciplinary Education, and Entrepreneurship is a cornerstone of the School of Nursing experience. Innovative programs and state-of-the-art facilities enrich the learning environment for our students, giving them a deeper understanding of patient care. 




UD Health’s Nurse Managed Primary Care Center provides a wide range of healthcare services for adults, and gives students the opportunity to put classroom theory into practice.


  • Jack Feldmann works in the community garden at the Bellevue Community Center

    Learning valuable lessons

    July 01, 2022 | Written by Amy Cherry
    Nursing student Jack Feldmann learns the importance of service-learning in his first year as a nursing student at UD.
  • UD heroes in healthcare

    June 23, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    Nursing professionals throughout the state joined together for the 10th annual Excellence in Nursing event, held at the White Clay Creek Country Club. Fourteen members of UD faculty and staff were recognized for their contributions to the field of nursing.
  • Understanding Why Women Kill

    June 23, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    Little is known about the neurobiological aspects that contribute to women perpetrated homicides. Kathleen Brewer-Smyth, associate professor in the School of Nursing, investigates commonalities among women who commit homicide.