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 

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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