New Student Orientation


The DeSales DNP program includes a thorough orientation to the program, curriculum, policies, procedures, technology, and course methods. In addition, eight hours of each of the first two courses are taught in real-time during the orientation residency. 

All accommodations, food, and travel to and from the campus are included in the cost of tuition. DeSales will arrange everything for the cohort in advance to provide an optimal learning environment.



As a DNP student, you are expected to have your own laptop computer and are responsible for the maintenance of your own personal hardware. However, DeSales does provide support for your required software and networking systems.

  • HelpDesk
    The DeSales HelpDesk will guide you through any problem you are experiencing with a DeSales technology system. 
    Contact the HelpDesk
    On campus - "HELP" (x4357) 
    Off campus - 610.282.1100 ext. 4357
  • Trexler Library
    Access to Trexler Library is available during your on-campus residency and online. The Library recently purchased 240 medical books in electronic format that are available through our online catalog.

    Cooperative library agreements exist between DeSales and two major consortial partners. Trexler Library's collection is augmented by the collections available at all Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) institutions. Trexler Library is also a member of LYRASIS, the nation's largest regional library consortia. This enables students to retrieve resources not held at the DeSales library or other LVAIC institutions.

    Extensive health care resources available from Trexler Library include:
    • Cochrane Reviews
    • Joanna Briggs Institute
    • CINAHL Plus Full-Text
    • PsychINFO
    • EBSCO Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition
    • Epocrates
    • Nursing Reference Center
    • PubMed 

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