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Accelerated BSN Program Details

Important information about the ABSN program.

ABSN Program Information

  • Admission Clearances

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

    Applicants selected for admission into the Accelerated BSN Program are accepted on a provisional basis and will be required to complete a Nationwide Criminal Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting*. 

    An offer of full acceptance into the Accelerated BSN Program is dependent on the results of the applicant's Nationwide Criminal Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting. A positive record, on either the Nationwide Criminal Background Check or FBI Fingerprinting, will result in revocation of the applicant's provisional acceptance.Revocation of provisional acceptance prohibits the applicant from obtaining full acceptance and from matriculating into the Accelerated BSN Program. 

    *The cost of the Nationwide Criminal Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting is the responsibility of the applicant. The Nationwide Criminal Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting must be completed via the process and paperwork stipulated and supplied to the applicant following an offer of provisional acceptance. No other method will be accepted or considered valid.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Fully accepted Accelerated BSN students must satisfactorily meet all the health, background, drug, and clearance requirements outlined under "Clinical Requirements" in the DeSales Undergraduate Catalog. Prior to the student beginning the Accelerated BSN Program and prior to the beginning of each clinical course, all Clinical Requirements must be received, reviewed, and determined by the Department of Nursing and Health to have been satisfactorily met. Inability to satisfactorily meet one or more of the Clinical Requirements will prohibit the student from attending required clinical experiences. Inability to attend required clinical experiences will result in course failure and/or dismissal from the Accelerated BSN Program.

     Affiliating clinical agencies, utilized for required student clinical experiences, reserve the right to deny a student's participation in any clinical experience/rotation because of a positive drug test, a positive criminal record*, a felony or misdemeanor conviction*, or a record of child abuse*, or the inability to produce appropriate documentation of required health clearances. Inability to attend required clinical experiences will result in course failure and/or dismissal from the Accelerated BSN Program.

    Clinical requirements may need to be updated on a yearly basis. The financial cost of meeting Clinical Requirements is the responsibility of the student.

    *Regardless of whether or not a student graduates from DeSales University, individuals who have a positive criminal record, a felony or misdemeanor conviction, or a record of child abuse may be denied licensure as a health professional.

     
     
  • Withdrawal Refund Policy

    A student considering withdrawal from a course should note that the summer term is subject to a different withdrawal calculation than the fall and spring terms, due to a difference in the structure of the courses offered. The Accelerated Program’s tuition is comprised of four, flat, term rates charged during the course of the approved 15-month Accelerated BSN curriculum. Refunds are based on the flat term tuition rate, and as such students withdrawing from one or more courses are not eligible for a prorated refund based on number of courses from which they withdrew.

    The Accelerated BSN degree tuition refund policy for the summer terms is as follows:

    • 100% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received prior to the first day of class. The first class is defined as the first didactic/lecture held for the term.
    • 60% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received after the first class day has commenced and prior to the fourth day of class in the term. Class is defined as the didactic/lecture portion of a course and does not include laboratory or clinical days.
    • 0% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received after the fourth day of class in the term.Class is defined as the didactic/lecture portion of a course and does not include laboratory or clinical days.

    The tuition refund policy for the Fall and Spring terms is as follows:

    • 100% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received prior to the first day of class. The first class is defined as the first didactic/lecture held for the term.
    • 60% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received after the first class day has commenced and prior to the sixth day of class in the term. Class is defined as the didactic/lecture portion of a course and does not include laboratory or clinical days.
    • 0% refund of the term tuition – Any withdrawal received after the sixth day of class in the term. Class is defined as the didactic/lecture portion of a course and does not include laboratory or clinical days.

    All drop and withdrawal requests must be received by the Accelerated BSN Program Coordinator, dated, and signed by the student and the Program Coordinator by the appropriate deadline.  Registration for the Accelerated BSN program implies that a student is academically responsible for completion of the required course load, as well as the satisfaction of all related financial obligations.  If a registered student does not withdraw from courses but simply does not attend, a grade of “F” will be assigned to these courses and the student will remain responsible for payment of the tuition related to those courses.

    Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for further information.