Admission is rigorous; demonstrating minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into a DeSales nursing program.
Applicants selected for admission into the Accelerated BSN Program are accepted on a provisional basis and will be required to complete a Nationwide Criminal Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting*.
An offer of full acceptance into the Accelerated BSN Program is dependent on the results of the applicant's Nationwide Criminal Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting. A positive record, on either the Nationwide Criminal Background Check or FBI Fingerprinting, will result in revocation of the applicant's provisional acceptance. Revocation of provisional acceptance prohibits the applicant from obtaining full acceptance and from matriculating into the Accelerated BSN Program.
*The cost of the Nationwide Criminal Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting is the responsibility of the applicant. The Nationwide Criminal Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting must be completed via the process and paperwork stipulated and supplied to the applicant following an offer of provisional acceptance. No other method will be accepted or considered valid.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Fully accepted Accelerated BSN students must satisfactorily meet all the health, background, drug, and clearance requirements outlined under "Clinical Requirements" in the DeSales Undergraduate Catalog. Prior to the student beginning the Accelerated BSN Program and prior to the beginning of each clinical course, all Clinical Requirements must be received, reviewed, and determined by the Department of Nursing and Health to have been satisfactorily met. Inability to satisfactorily meet one or more of the Clinical Requirements will prohibit the student from attending required clinical experiences. Inability to attend required clinical experiences will result in course failure and/or dismissal from the Accelerated BSN Program.
Affiliating clinical agencies, utilized for required student clinical experiences, reserve the right to deny a student's participation in any clinical experience/rotation because of a positive drug test, a positive criminal record*, a felony or misdemeanor conviction*, or a record of child abuse*, or the inability to produce appropriate documentation of required health clearances. Inability to attend required clinical experiences will result in course failure and/or dismissal from the Accelerated BSN Program.
Clinical requirements may need to be updated on a yearly basis. The financial cost of meeting Clinical Requirements is the responsibility of the student.
*Regardless of whether or not a student graduates from DeSales University, individuals who have a positive criminal record, a felony or misdemeanor conviction, or a record of child abuse may be denied licensure as a health professional.