Doctor of Nursing Practice 

The DNP Program is Fast and Flexible

All degree requirements can be met within a seven-semester timeframe, with an additional five semesters required for the MBA option. DeSales is proud to offer the first DNP program in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area. 

Hybrid or online format available.

Continue working while pursuing doctoral study.

Maintain your certification credential while progressing through the DNP program.

Study full-time and still meet your other responsibilities.  

Learn more about the program:

The DNP degree at DeSales University advances your expertise as a master's level nurse in specialized areas by integrating nursing science and the best practices from other disciplines.

The DeSales DNP offers four (4) options:

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Are you a DeSales MSN Graduate?

DeSales now offers one FREE 3-credit, 800-level Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) course to eligible* DeSales University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program graduates and DSU Post-MSN Certificate (PMC) completers.

*Offer effective as of January 9, 2017. The discount applies to DSU DNP tuition only and is not applicable toward fees, textbooks, or other costs associated with the DNP Program.  For details regarding evaluation for eligibility, please contact or 610-282-1100, x1664.

Need a master's level statistics course as a prerequisite for a graduate program?

DeSales now offers​ an ONLINE master's level statistics course open to all potential graduate students who need statistics as a prerequisite to graduate programs at any college or university. Find out more here: DeSales Summer Classes

Did you know? The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommends that all Advanced Practice Nurses earn their DNP starting in 2015.

Doctorally-prepared Advanced Practice Nurses from the DeSales DNP Program will be prepared with the competencies for advanced practice nurses to affect health outcomes in the complex and dynamic health care delivery system.


Accelerated BSN Program Welcomes Class of 2018

by Laurie Rubio | May 24, 2017


On Thursday, May 18, 2017, DeSales welcomed the Accelerated BSN class of 2018. After an orientation, students participated in a service learning project in the Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare.

Dreams to Hope, a Christian ministry, offers hope in a tangible way. Dreams to Hope collects used soccer cleats and sends them to children in Liberia, West Africa, to provide them opportunities to participate in league sports.

The new Accelerated BSN cohort participated in this project in two ways. Students who were able contributed their own used soccer cleats to the collection.  In addition, the students painted canvas tote bags that will be used to help distribute the soccer cleats to children in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.

If you or anyone you know has used soccer cleats (any size, color, or gender), the cohort will continue to collect them in the DeSales nursing office through September.

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