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 dnp@desales.edu 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.

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Bridging the Gap: Nursing & Medical Studies (PA) Students Help Local Communities

by Janelle Hill | Oct 02, 2017

For the ninth year in a row, students from DeSales University spent their summer helping those in need with the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship (BTG).

Nursing and medical studies (undergraduates in the physician assistant program) students partnered with the Lehigh Valley Health Network Department of Education and six community agencies. They designed and implemented projects on a variety of topics, including heart health, oral health, end-of-life care assessments, smoking cessation, and health literacy.

Students also took part in a day of service at the Second Harvest Food Bank, assembling more than 1,000 boxes of food. The internship ended with two professional poster symposiums, one of which was held on the DeSales campus.

BTG is a paid community-based summer internship program that helps students in the health and social services fields gain a broader understanding of the factors that affect health in underserved, economically disadvantaged communities.


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