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Division of Nursing

Want to start earning your BSN after high school graduation? Plan to gain a master's degree in a specialized field of nursing? Pursue your doctorate? Become a Nurse Practitioner? Wherever you are in your nursing journey, DeSales has a program for you.

The DeSales University Division of Nursing offers quality, innovative nursing programs. If career preparation is important to you, you've found the right school. As a DeSales nursing student, you'll study under credentialed faculty, conduct innovative research in state-of-the-art labs, and learn through hands-on clinical assignments.

The DeSales Difference
The DeSales Nursing Program is the largest in the Lehigh Valley. Our graduates are unparalleled in their reputation for excellence.
Nursing students in the SIM lab

National Nurse Practitioner Week

NPs: Going the Extra Mile

Almost 80 million Americans lack access to primary health care. Our nation must do better, and there is a solution for our neighbors in need. Every day more than 325,000 nurse practitioners go the extra mile to provide better health care in communities nationwide. In fact, patients choose NPs in more than 1 billion visits each year. NPs provide high-quality health care — from primary care to acute and specialty care for all types of patients. In every state, NPs assess patients, order and interpret tests, make diagnoses and provide treatment — including prescribing medications. During National Nurse Practitioner Week, DeSales University is celebrating the outstanding contributions of nurse practitioners in Pennsylvania and across the country. This week, be sure to thank NPs for delivering care patients trust — and consider an NP for your health care needs.

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BSN Degree Programs


MSN Degree Programs


Nurse Practitioner Programs


DNP Degree Programs


Certification Programs

Advanced Labs & Facilities

The Gambet Center

Our newest 77,000 square foot academic building has some of the most exciting and cutting-edge technology available in healthcare education. The facility features:

  • simulation labs
  • the area's only gross anatomy lab
  • a standardized patient lab

The Center is a showcase of green architecture featuring environmentally advanced design consistent with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Explore the Gambet Center

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at DeSales University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

CCNE - Accredited
Nursing at DeSales

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society - Mu Omicron Chapter

The Mu Omicron Chapter at DeSales University has inducted over 500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students along with community nurse leaders into this prestigious society.

Learn More about the nursing honor society

Nursing News