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

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Did you know ?

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


News & Notables 

Nursing Class of 2017 Makes History on National Licensure Exam

by Janelle Hill | Nov 28, 2017

Senior nursing students in DeSales University’s Class of 2017 have made history. The class earned a 96.36 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN, the national licensure examination. Not only is the percentage the highest in the department’s 44-year history, but it also topped state and national averages.

“I’m so proud of the students and also congratulate the faculty who educated these students to achieve this pass rate,” says Dr. Mary Elizabeth Doyle-Tadduni, chair of the Department of Nursing and Health. “We work as a team here in the department with the best interest of our students at hand at all times.”

Nursing students must take the NCLEX-RN to become a registered nurse. Out of 110 students in the class, 106 passed. “One of the first questions many students will ask when they’re looking for admittance into a nursing school is, ‘what is your NCLEX pass rate?’”

Doyle-Tadduni credits the hard work of the nursing faculty over the last five years and their willingness to reassess the curriculum and make changes for these positive outcomes.

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