A recent study suggests that many nursing jobs in Delaware will be needed and available in the near future, as many nurses will be retiring or plan to leave the profession in the next 10 years. The state is working to combat this potentially serious nursing shortage by developing an aggressive nursing scholarship program and targeting more nursing faculty to teach incoming students. Recruitment of more males and minorities is also a focus to improve nurses. numbers and add diverse care in Delaware.s hospitals.
Nurse-midwives are advanced practice registered nurses that provide primary care to women, including gynecological exams, prenatal care, labor and delivery care, and neonatal care. To receive their Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery, registered nurses must graduate from a nurse-midwifery program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)the accrediting body of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)and pass the national certification exam offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). According to PayScale, the nurse-midwife salary range is $36,000 to $84,511. The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.