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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.

BSN Degree Programs


MSN & Nurse Practitioner Degree 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

Student Nurses' Association

The DeSales University Student Nurses' Association (SNA) assumes responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality of health care. The SNA also aids in the development of the NSNA core values, including care, professionalism, advocacy, leadership and autonomy, diversity and quality education. 

NSNA stellar school The DeSales SNA has been recognized by the NSNA with a Stellar School Chapter award, for their superior support and commitment to developing student leaders.

Learn more about the DeSales SNA
members of the 2021-2022 student nurses' association

Nursing News


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Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs

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Best Nursing Schools: Master's

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National Universities

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