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If you have your RN license, our flexible format lets you earn your BSN from DeSales University — without overpowering your present responsibilities in your professional and personal life.

    • Exclusively for RNs with an associate degree or diploma in nursing

    • Courses formatted to fit your work and family schedules

    • Your RN experience is valued!  Time and tuition savings result from the clinical expertise you bring into the program

    • No hospital clinical hours - all clinical requirements are project-based

    • All nursing and general education core courses offered in 8-week sessions allowing you to progress as quickly and as comfortably as you want

    • Qualified students may take up to 5 MSN courses to satisfy elective courses as part of the RN-MSN Program  

Requirements for graduation

40 courses = 120 credits

Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for a more detailed explanation of the specific degree requirements and course prerequisites. 

Did you know?

  • Maximum number of transfer courses that can be applied to the Bachelor's of Science Nursing degree is 30
  • A total of 40 courses with a minimum of 10 courses taken at DeSales is needed to receive a Bachelor's of Science Nursing degree
  • Students fall under the February 2013 transfer policy

Required General Education Core Courses

  • BIO 263 Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab or Free Elective
  • BIO 264 Anatomy and Physciology II w/lab or Free Elective
  • BIO 154 Microbiology w/lab
  • CH 107 Physiological Chemistry w/lab or Combined Equivalent
  • PS 109 Introduction to Psychology
  • PL 109 Philosophical Thinking: MOT/Philosophy
  • PS 240 Human Development
  • MA 111 Probability and Statistics
  • Great Works of Art or Music: Humanities 3
  • Great Works of Literature: Humanities 4
  • Any Values Seminar
  • TH 262 Medicine and Morality
  • Free Elective (EN 103 Composition and Rhetoric I recommended)
  • EN 104 Composition and Rhetoric II
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Pre-licensure Nursing Course Transfer Credit

Students who show evidence of a valid Pennsylvania RN License and official transcripts showing evidence of completion of an ACEN accrediting nursing program will earn 10 courses credits for pre-licensure nursing coursework.

Required Nursing Courses

Courses may be transferred in from an accredited program if C+ or higher. Students must receive a minimum of grade C+ in all nursing courses.

  • NU 310 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice for RNs
  • NU 315 Health Assessment for RNs
  • NU 325 Evidence Based Nursing
  • NU 441 Community Concepts for RN2
  • NU 451 Leadership and Management for RNs
  • NU 456 Capstone Project for RNs
  • NU 305 Therapeutic Nutrition

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