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Nurse Recruitment in Delaware

Bayhealth remains highly selective – we are looking for professional nurses who are engaged in their profession, committed to service excellence and want to practice in an environment that supports autonomy and fully utilizes shared governance. Our mantra is Nursing excellence is our standard, not our goal. All nursing positions require active RN license, with preferred BSN or MSN. We have been recognized for award-winning care and have the structures and processes in place to achieve the highest outcomes for our patients.

Our nurses work in a multi-disciplinary environment and have proven their expertise by achieving certifications in their specialty areas such as:

  • Cancer Care
  • Critical Care
  • Day Surgery
  • Emergency
  • Home Health Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Intermediate Care
  • Vascular - Access
  • Maternal-Child Health
  • Med/Surg
  • Neointensive Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Post Anesthesia Care
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Surgical Services/Operating Room

Our Professional Recruitment & Retention Team is led by an RN with over 25 years of nursing experience; some highlights of our nursing team include:

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Expertise of our Chief Nurse Executive, Bonnie Perratto
  • Patient/family centered care
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists on units
  • Nationally recognized Professional Nurse Portfolio Program
  • Nurse-driven councils and committees
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Educational opportunities including succession planning
  • Aligning personal and professional core values to the organization
  • Streamline approach to application process using electronic on-boarding process
  • Clear and transparent communication

Graduate Nurses
Bayhealth believes in supporting graduates and provides a strong foundation for the novice nurse. Unit specific education is provided, ensuring that clinical aptitude is matched with the attitude to learn and grow professionally. We attract graduate nurses from over 30 "feeder" colleges and universities.

RN Refresher Course
Bayhealth and the University of Delaware have joined to create and offer the first online refresher course for registered nurses available through the University.

Offered in the spring, summer and fall semesters, the course is designed to update and enhance the nursing knowledge and clinical skills of registered nurses presently ineligible for endorsement or reinstatement of licensure in Delaware because they have been inactive in nursing practice for five or more years.

With 167.25 hours of practice theory and clinical practice required, the course nearly triples the minimum criteria of 60 hours (20 theory hours plus 40 clinical hours) set forth by the Delaware Board of Nursing. Participants receive 87.25 hours of theory instruction and 80 supervised clinical hours. Both components must be completed within six months from the time of course registration.

Delaware Board of Nursing

Scope of practice, disciplinary, and Advanced Practice Nurse application information.

Applications and forms, status of applications, and general information
Division of Professional Regulation
(302) 744-4500

Nursing is responsible for providing quality patient care and has the accountability and authority to identify and meet the patient's needs. Nursing achieves excellence by participating in professional role development, continuing education, quality assessment and improvement, ethical decision-making and the review and clinical application of research findings.

AONE Guiding Principles and Applicant Reference Form

Delaware Legislation to Promote Honest Referrals
Employer is immune from civil liability when providing job performance information, work
related characteristics, violations of law and work evaluations, unless the information disclosed is shown to be knowingly false, misleading or malicious. (Del. Code 19 §709)


For more information contact:

Alana King MSN, RN, PCCN
600 South State St.
Dover, DE 19901
Tel: (302) 744-6485
Fax: (302) 730-3071