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Department of Nursing & Health

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 Department of Nursing & Health offers quality, innovative nursing programs. If career preparation is important to you, you've found the right school. All students in our nursing programs have access to Kaplan test prep included in their tuition. Maybe that's why our students consistently report above-average NCLEX first-time pass rates.

In 2017, our nursing students achieved a 96.36% pass rate —higher than both the Pennsylvania and U.S. average!


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

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

Nursing Conference

Healthcare workers on the front-lines of nursing both home and abroad face multiple challenges. This conference is designed to provide awareness and change practice related to several of these challenges.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., DeSales University Center

See details and register

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree 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 Website

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.

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Nursing News

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