The Delaware Board of Nursing is under the State Department - Division of Professional Regulation. It is established to ensure the protection of the public's health, safety and welfare, by providing administrative and investigative services that serve the citizens of Delaware, professional licensees, license applicants, other state and national agencies and private organizations.
Professional Regulation provides regulatory oversight for 33 boards/commissions. http://dpr.delaware.gov/aboutagency.shtml
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The Board of Nursing is charged with protection of the health, safety, and welfare of Delaware's citizens by establishing rules and regulations for the licensure and practice of professional and practical nursing. The Board issues licenses by examination and endorsement, evaluates and approves nursing educational programs, conducts hearings, and imposes disciplinary sanctions, when deemed necessary. (24 Del. C., Chapter 19, § 1901-1926)
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/index.shtml (accessed on 22.04.2009)