Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Nursing at Christiana Care

Professional Development

Nursing Clinical Ladder

The clinical ladder allows frontline nurses to continually improve their skill set and practice at the top of their license. Research shows that each additional year of nursing experience on a clinical unit corresponds to improved patient outcomes.

Nursing Advancement Scholarship Program

ChristianaCare’s Nursing Advancement Scholarship Program was revised in 2017 to more strategically support nurses’ professional growth and advancement. The redesign aligns the skills and talents of our extraordinary nursing team with our patients’ health care needs, while providing good stewardship of valuable resources.

RN-to-BSN Scholarship

To promote optimal patient outcomes and advance our journey to achieve a predominantly BSN-prepared workforce in keeping with the standards as a Magnet organization — and aligned with
the educational goal endorsed by the National Academy of Medicine — ChristianaCare continues to provide scholarships to nurses obtaining a BSN by working with approved academic partners.

MSN Nursing Scholarships

Nursing Advancement Scholarships also support the career growth of nurses in their current positions, and provide an opportunity for nurses interested in roles that require advanced degrees.

Nurse Leader Scholarship
For qualified BSN-prepared nurses seeking a role as a people leader.

Nursing Professional Development Specialist/Staff Education Manager Scholarship
For qualified BSN-prepared nurses seeking a role as an educator.

Acute Care Bridge Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
For qualified nurse practitioners working in an acute-care setting and seeking acute-care certification based on the APRN Consensus Model.

Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
For qualified applicants seeking a nurse practitioner role in one of six targeted specialties: family/individual across the life span; adult-gerontology
(primary care and acute care); pediatrics (primary care and acute care); neonatal; women’s health/gender-related; psychiatry/mental health.

Direct Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Scholarship
For qualified acute care RN II and RN III applicants interested in advancing on the nursing clinical ladder and providing clinical expertise while remaining at the bedside. In addition to acute care,
ChristianaCare will explore academic programs specific to clinical nurses in the ambulatory/community setting.

Certified Nurse Midwife
For qualified applicants seeking a role as a nurse midwife.

Academic Partners

  • ChristianaCare is excited to partner with the following academic institutions:
  • Delaware Technical
  • Community College
  • Immaculata University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Delaware
  • Wesley College
  • West Chester University
  • Widener University
  • Wilmington University

For more information, ChristianaCare nurses may visit the Nursing portal.


Professional nursing certification is a way for nurses to demonstrate that they have met nursing specialty standards for excellence in their practice area. Nursing certification has been linked to professional benefits including greater nurse satisfaction scores, higher degrees of accountability and increased confidence in decision-making. ChristianaCare values professional nursing certification and supports eligible nurses obtaining certification through multiple methods. ChristianaCare’s certification policy pays for certification review courses, testing and certification renewal. Relieving the financial burden associated with reviews and testing provides nurses with professional growth opportunities. ChristianaCare provides certified clinical nurses with an hourly pay differential which demonstrates financial recognition for excellence within their specialty. We also offer on-site certification review classes throughout the year for multiple specialties.