Accelerated BSN:
Admission Information

How to Apply

Applications for May 2018 are no longer being accepted.

The application cycle for May 2019 will open in the New Year.

*Application Items Include:

1. Completed online application

  • Click the red "apply online" button

2. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • See GPA Requirements

3. Completed prerequisite coursework

4. Official transcripts of all coursework taken at any university or college  

  • Electronic official transcripts can be sent to: nursing@desales.edu
  • Paper official transcripts can be mailed to: Nursing Department, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley PA 18034

5. Two letters of professional recommendation

  • Recommendations should be electronically requested through the application portal from individuals who are able to gauge the applicant’s qualifications, ex: professors, managers, supervisors, volunteer coordinators, etc.; not colleagues, classmates, and/or family members
  • Recommendations can be electronically requested after you submit your application

6. Personal Essay

  • Personal Essay must be uploaded as an attachment in the online application portal and meet the following criteria:
  • Explain how the program will help you achieve your professional goals; and your motivation or desire to become a nurse
  • Essays must be typed using Times News Roman, 12 pt. font size, double-spaced, and a maximum of 2 pages

7. Resume

  • Resume must be uploaded as an attachment in the online application portal

8. Application Fee of $35.00

  • All major credit cards are accepted as payment through the online application portal
  • Non-refundable fee, which is not added as payment towards tuition costs 

In addition to the above items, you may also be required to submit:

1. Official World Education Services (WES) credential evaluation for all degrees and coursework obtained outside the U.S.

  • Official credential evaluations must be mailed directly from the agency to the Department of Nursing in sealed envelopes
  • Further information can be found at: WES

 2. Official TOEFL Test results

  • Official test results must be mailed directly from the testing agency to the Department of Nursing in sealed envelopes
  • Applicants must obtain a total score of 100 with a minimum score of 26 for speaking
  • The TOEFL iBT Test must have been taken within two years of application to a DeSales Program
  • Up-to-date information can be found at: TOEFL
  • Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for further details

*Admission is rigorous; demonstrating minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into a DeSales nursing program.

In addition to meeting all academic requirements, students must meet the functional abilities essential for nursing practice.


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