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 

Nursing Student Kaylee Thomas Receives LeCoMASE Scholarship

by Janelle Hill | Feb 27, 2018

Junior nursing student Kaylee Thomas ’19 has an extra thousand dollars to put toward tuition, thanks to the Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary Scholarship and Education Fund (LeCoMASE).

Thomas received LeCoMASE’s 2017-2018 nursing scholarship, which is awarded to a third-year nursing student who lives in Lehigh County and is in good academic standing.

“I’m extremely grateful for it,” Thomas says. “I’m thankful. College is not cheap.”

Martha Maffeo, president of LeCoMASE, and Barbara Peters, chair of the nursing scholarship program at LeCoMASE, presented Thomas with the $1,000 scholarship.

LeCoMASE was established in 1968 to provide financial assistance to medical students from Lehigh County. In 2013, it set up a nursing scholarship award at DeSales.  

Pictured above (from left) are Martha Maffeo, president of LeCoMASE, Thomas, Barbara Peters, chair of the nursing scholarship program at LeCoMASE, and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Doyle-Tadduni, chair of the department of nursing and health at DeSales.

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