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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. 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.

The DeSales Difference
The DeSales Nursing Program is the largest in the Lehigh Valley. Our graduates are unparalleled in their reputation for excellence.
10% Tuition Discount

10% Discount on Summer Classes for Part Time Graduate Programs

Are you looking to finish your degree or start a new one? With a 10% summer tuition discount and classes starting as early as May, you can reach your true potential. Classes run throughout the summer.

10% Tuition Discount is for online summer classes for part-time GRADUATE programs only. 

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DeSales NCLEX pass rates are higher than US average

Be Prepared for the NCLEX!

DeSales Nursing students are above average. Actually, they're well above the average for both the PA and U.S. NCLEX first time pass rates! 

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

Info from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN): NCLEX Data

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Thank you to all Nurses

Thank You Nurses

On behalf of all the faculty and staff here at the Division of Nursing, we want to reach out and say “thank ❤️ you” to our most trusted nursing profession. In particular, we want to thank all of the undergraduate and graduate nursing students and to those students who are graduating this May. Thank you.

Also, thank you to our DeSales nursing alumni who are serving on our nation's frontlines and to those of you in the nursing profession and other medical professionals. Thank you for your service as well and God bless all of you.

Thank You Nurses

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.

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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

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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.

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Nursing News