Accelerated BSN Program

The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program enables students to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) in 15 consecutive months.  

This fast paced format provides the same quality of standard nursing courses, laboratory hours, clinical hour requirements, and clinical facilities as those students pursuing the Traditional BSN program.  At the completion of all program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Who can apply ?

  • Individuals with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major

  • Senior baccalaureate students

New @DeSalesGraduates of this program can kick start their advanced nursing degree into our MSN programs — and the first class is FREE!*

*To determine eligibility, refer to the Graduate Secretary in the Department of Nursing for further details

Learn more about DeSales MSN programs »

Did you know ?

DeSales Accelerated BSN graduates have an average NCLEX first time pass rate of 97%!

News & Notables 

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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