Nursing: Traditional Day
Undergraduate Program

Begin taking nursing courses in the first semester of your sophomore year as you prepare for your career in nursing.

Extensive clinical and laboratory experience is an important part of the curriculum, and you'll practice at local hospitals, nursing homes, and outpatient clinical facilities. You'll be guaranteed quality clinical placement in all subspecialties, including medical-surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, acute care, and community health. Your senior year culminates in a capstone clinical and classroom experience where you'll manage a patient caseload under the supervision of a preceptor and present case studies for peer critique. Seniors who carry a 3.0 grade point average or better are eligible to enroll in one graduate course.

Did you know?

DeSales nursing students have an NCLEX pass rate of 96.36%!

Earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years!

Nurse Scholars Program - 5 year BSN/MSN program

Select high school applicants to the nursing major may be eligible for the Nurse Scholars Program. Students enrolled in this rigorous program accelerate their studies so that they graduate with both a BSN degree and an MSN degree within 5 calendar years. More than 800 students have graduated with BSN degrees since 1978. Many of these alumni have advanced their education with a master's degree and assumed positions of leadership in hospitals, health care agencies, and academia.

News & Notables 

Accelerated BSN Program Welcomes Class of 2018

by Laurie Rubio | May 24, 2017


On Thursday, May 18, 2017, DeSales welcomed the Accelerated BSN class of 2018. After an orientation, students participated in a service learning project in the Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare.

Dreams to Hope, a Christian ministry, offers hope in a tangible way. Dreams to Hope collects used soccer cleats and sends them to children in Liberia, West Africa, to provide them opportunities to participate in league sports.

The new Accelerated BSN cohort participated in this project in two ways. Students who were able contributed their own used soccer cleats to the collection.  In addition, the students painted canvas tote bags that will be used to help distribute the soccer cleats to children in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.

If you or anyone you know has used soccer cleats (any size, color, or gender), the cohort will continue to collect them in the DeSales nursing office through September.

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Study Abroad

As a DeSales Nursing student you'll have plenty of opportunities to gain global experience. Our students have spent time in Ireland, Italy, Peru, Tanzania, India, the United Kingdom, and more!

There are three ways to become a globe-trotting Bulldog:

  • Spend an entire semester studying abroad for THE SAME TUITION as a DeSales term
  • Travel internationally as part of a special DeSales course
  • Come along on one of our semester break trips

Learn more about the Study Abroad Program » 


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